Using a Mac with CC 20. Used to be that CMD H would hide the marching ants of a selection. Now it hides Photoshop. What happened? How do I fix this, or use a different key to hide the ants?
Hi you can check in Preferences and revert to old settings which you want or check the following link....regards
Looked at the link and it seemed logical, but CMD+H was already set for Extras, but pressing that key combo is overtaken by the system hiding the entire application.
Ctrl + H
Command + D is what you need mate
No, that deselects the the selection. I just want to hide it so that I don't have to see the marching ants.
You can do that also from Select menu....regards
Used to be there, but not anymore. Not sure why.
That's not new on the Mac. CMD-H hides applications on the Mac OS. Maybe you got a new Mac or upgraded your OS. Go to your Apple menu> Preferences and change the keyboard shortcut for hiding applications to CMD-CTRL-H. Then CMD-H will work as expected in Photoshop.
That makes total sense, but I can't find how to change that keyboard option in Apple Prefs. Looked under the Keyboard pref and it has all manner of shortcuts, but not that one. Do you know where it is?
Sorry I forgot that fixing this behavior has changed - not sure which version or OS - but now:
In Photoshop go Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, go to View, and change the shortcut for Extras to Cmd-H.
You'll get a warning that this changes an OS shortcut which is fine (I think the OS shortcut changes to Cmd-Ctrl-H). You may need to quit Photoshop and relaunch, but Cmd-H will hide marching ants after that.
Otherwise you can continue to use Cmd-Ctl-H to hide selections.
Afraid this still does not work for me. When I go to change it to CMD H, it invokes that command and Photoshop disappears, or hides, so I can't actually change it. And I don't get the warning you mention either. I have managed a work around and that is to change it to SHIFT CMD H, which does work, so I guess I solved it that way, but I would prefer it was just CMD H like it used to be.
Worked for me Jan 20, 2022. Thanks SW.
If you go View>Extras, what shortcut is listed?
If you go to Photoshop, what shortcut is listed for Hide Photoshop?
For Hide Photoshop, the same as in your picture. As noted above, I managed to change Extras to SHIFT CMD H, so now it says that, so that's my workaround.
I think this is really lame too. Bring back Command H for hiding the marching ants. Or some other simple solution. It shouldn't be so hard.
I went to SHOW then SELECTION EDGES then entered command H. Worked. Thanks.
THANK YOU. THIS IS THE ANSWER!!
this works! thanks!
There is no "view" option in keyboard shortcuts. The view drop down is inactive
Sorry for the confusion. PS 2021 on Mac
- View - (Then finally)
- Selection Edges.