Probably a simple fix
but I'm on someone else's computer
so some of the PS settings are different
I try to use the colour picker to get colour
in the foreground box, but it always automatically
goes to the background box.
Can someone tell me how to fix this please?
Hm, pushing the <Alt> key puts the colour to the background.
and in my case, holding ALT selects for the foreground colour!
It's backwards and it's irritating to work with...
Other comands work correctly?
Now that you mention it, if I click my mouse button to zoom,
an Explorer page with PS Help pops up over and over.
Also really annoying!
Should I reset PS or the tools, you think?
If so, how?
Reboot the computer! Either there is a Keyboard error (Keybord ALT is locked), or Photoshop thinks the ALT is locked. Clicking the swatches brings up the colour chooser!
Rebooted, but still same issue with colour picker!
Are you using the eyedropper tool and it sets the background color or
it sets the background color when click on the foreground swatch at the
bottom of the toolbox to bring up the color picker?
When I use the eye dropper to sample a colour, that colour then
sets the background colour.
If I use ALT, with dropper, it sets foreground... which is opposite
of what should be happening.
Unless you have a stuck alt key or something, then the color choosen by
the eyedropper (foreground/background) is determined by which swatch is
active in the color panel. The active swatch should have a black square around it.
If all else fails, resetting the photshop preferences might set things straight.
Hold down the Shift+Alt+Ctrl keys while starting photoshop until you get a dialog
asking to delete the photoshop settings file and click Yes.
Window->colour or F6: I can confirm this. Never used that feature to confuse me! Pressing ALT inverses so selects the foreground.
In the color panel make the foreground swatch the active one by clicking on it.
It is the active one, but no matter what, when i use the picker, the background colour changes.
ALT click changes foreground... but should be reversed.
Thank you MTSTUNER was so frustrating before.
OMG... thank you, this was KILLING ME
ty mtstuner, that was it. much appreciated.
Bless your soul
AMAZING! 2021 here
A decade later, this comment is still saving lives. Thanks!!
MTSTUNER is right, though it may not be exactly clear what you have to do:
This solved my issue also (7 years later)!
Thank you! This just helped me too. 9 years later and still helpful!
I will probably be posting other questions in regards to this
computer's PS settings.
Thanks a lot