Please tell me why I suddenly have to double tap the shortcut keys for Tools in Photoshop and how to fix this. Mac 11.2, PS fully updated.
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Hello, I have the same issue, and it persists even after I have reset all the preferences.
Sometimes the shortcuts require one tap, sometimes two tap or I need to keep the button pressed. It happened frequently with the text tool, now it keeps happening with the arrow and lazo tool...
I am also experiencing other shortcut issues.
Did the last updates suddenly changed some standard shortcuts?
(example: ctrl+click on the image area to highlight the corresponding layer in the layers panel now seems to be alt+click)
Can you please help?
Hello, two things:
What did change on your system? Was it a Photoshop update? from which version did you upgrade.
Or did you start using Ps at the same time as another program compared to before the issue? I'm asking this as some programs can hijack some keystrokes.
2) Which keystrokes, the tool ones, the CMD+letters, the modifiers for symmetry, etc. There's been a semi-recent change about the spring loaded shortcuts, where you momentarily switch to another tool with a long press. Do check the preferences to see if the default setting might interact with the way you use the keystrokes.
I hope this'll help find the bottom of your issue.
I have tried all your suggestions and advice. Nothing has changed and I still have the issue. The problem is with the simple shortcuts - V and then switch to B, C, M, L, B, etc.
I have checked all the Preferences and everything is fine, I have reset to Default, I have uninstalled and re-installed Photoshop, I have updated to Monterey and I have switched to 3 different keyboards, I have upgraded to 32GB of RAM - nothing has fixed this problem.
It did not start after an update or any other Mac update. I do not have Plug-ins or any unusual Apps loaded to my Mac.
I would really appreciate some help.
I have resolved this annoying issue.
System Preferences > Accessibility > Keyboard - Uncheck the "Enable Full Keyboard Access".
(On Mac 12.5.1, Photoshop 2022 fully updated)
If you have the same issue - Photoshop > Preferences > Tools > switch OFF " Spring-loaded Tool Shortcuts".
Worked, thank you
Turning off "Spring-loaded Tool Shortcuts" fixed this for me. Thanks for posting!
I had the same issue with double clicking shortcuts and switching switch OFF " Spring-loaded Tool Shortcuts". worked - thnaks heaps for the posting.
Thank you for reporting that, glad I had a good intuition!
Thank you, that was a really annoying non-feature. So glad that you could provide the answer.
Now, if all the Tools could be made to show continuously in the side bar that would be handy as well.
This is honestly the dumbest software "feature" I've ever seen. Thank you for showing us how to turn it off (which it should be by default.)