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Ctrl+Z ruins workflow

Explorer ,
Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Hello, 

 

I am illustrating and coloring comic panels. I end up with many layers as I go, and I don't lock them because I'm frequently bouncing between them to touch things up. Illustrating requires drawing quick lines, and undoing those lines when they're not right, so I'm using ctrl+z a lot.

Problem is, a little more than a third of the time, using ctrl+z changes my tool from "brush" to "move". Meaning when I mean to draw a quick line on one layer, instead I'm now moving an element from a different layer. 

Now I have to stop what I'm doing, undo the move, find the layer I need to draw on, and select the brush tool again. It's not a huge time cost but jfc it completely derails my workflow and causes needless stress. To add insult to injury, normally control isn't a permanent tool change, it temporarily allows you to move something. But somehow adding the z turns it into a permanent tool change which I did not want or ask for. And I can't find a way to stop control from being the hot key for the move tool. 

PLEASE GOD CAN YOU FIX THIS UNGODLY IRRITATING BUG?! I AM BEGGING YOU.

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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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.

from here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#restore_preferences

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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@aralessbmn Cmd key is the quick shortcut key to change any tool to the move tool on Mac OS.

Try unchecking this setting- Settings/Tool/Spring-Loaded Tool Shortcuts.

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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You may well have saved my mental stability. I'll let you know if the problem persists but so far this is working.

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Feb 08, 2024 Feb 08, 2024

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Nope - problem persists at the same rate as before.

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@aralessbmn if resetting your preferences didnt work - there is something else causing the ctrl key to stick and stay on the Move tool. There isn't a setting to allow this in Photoshop - but there is in Mac System settings - Check Mac System Settings>Accessibility and make sure "Sticky Keys" is turned off.

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If this is on, hitting the same key multiple times would cause it to remain on until you hit it again to release. Annoying but useful for some.

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Hey Kevin,

Thanks for the follow-up. I'll try resetting preferences, for all that's worth. Sticky keys is not on. 

I'm very sure this is a glitch within photoshop. Again, it happens a little more than a third of the time I perform undo. The move function doesn't stick when I simply use control (command since I'm on Mac). Only sometimes when I use control+z. 

Ideally I would be able to turn off the "control=move" function entirely so as to avoid this situation.

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