I have an ongoing annoyance that I can't seem to fix. Example: After editing an adjustment layer or two, I want to merge all with the command+shift+E key command. PS will not do it and gives a bleepy warning noise. It will only perform the function if I first click away (deselect layers). Same with other simple actions: command+save, won't execute until all layers are deselected. I don't recall ever having to do this before so it is a new gift. Anyone got a fix? Thanks in advance.
Try resetting the tools and/or preferences. To restore preferences quickly using a keyboard shortcut:
Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop. Note: Using the keyboard shortcut, preference files for custom shortcuts, workspaces, and color settings will also be reset to default.
Hi Peru Bob, so does that mean that something has been turned "on" in preferences to create that need for an extra mouse click? or it's a glitch of some sort. I just worked on a file and it wouldn't even let me Save unless I clicked somewhere in the layers pallet first... twice as many clicks as necessary and it adds up for no good reason Grrrr