Polygon Lasso Tools problem automatically closing selection

Community Beginner ,
Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Please fix the Polygon Lasso Tool!!! The tool should ONLY close the path on a DOUBLE click! I have a seperate mouse button set for double click so I can work quickly in Photoshop, but the last 3 Revi=sions to Photoshop have made it IMPOSSABLE to work quickly with the Polygon Lasso Tool. It NOW takes me HOURS to do the same selections I have been doing for the last 20 (yes 20 years). I have been using PhotoShop since 1990 and this IS the worst. I have to wait .5 of a second or more between clicks to keep it from AUTO closing and ruining 5 minutes of hand selection. NONE and I have tried them ALL that Adobe says is the latest and greatest work for auto selection. I know some of the auto select tools work for some of the people, but WHY DID YOU BREAK the Polygon Lasso Tool for those that need it. There are no adjustments that I can find to change the sensitivity in the prefrences.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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It’s not an issue for me, either. Can you try another mouse for troubleshooting purposes?

 

In the meantime, try using the Pen tool. Set it to Path in the options bar (important), then click as you would with the Polygonal lasso tool. Close it by clicking once on the start point. You’ll see a small circle, exactly as you would when you close the Polygonal lasso tool when you click the start point. After closing, convert the path to a selection. I use Cmd+Return (Ctrl+Enter on Windows). You ca

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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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I am on windows using latest and greatest without any problem with Polygonal Lasso. I tried clicking very fast and very slow and everything works just fine. Selection is closing only on double click.

Perhaps I do not understand your problem? 

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Jan 18, 2020 Jan 18, 2020

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Just wait.. it will happen when you least expect it! It happened to me yesterday halfway through a job! Grrr!

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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Hi

It’s not an issue for me, either. Can you try another mouse for troubleshooting purposes?

 

In the meantime, try using the Pen tool. Set it to Path in the options bar (important), then click as you would with the Polygonal lasso tool. Close it by clicking once on the start point. You’ll see a small circle, exactly as you would when you close the Polygonal lasso tool when you click the start point. After closing, convert the path to a selection. I use Cmd+Return (Ctrl+Enter on Windows). You can also convert using the button on the Paths panel or the menu in the Paths panel.

~ Jane

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Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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If somebody is having this problem, I,ve uploaded the solution to this. Please visit the link.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/polygonal-lasso-tool-closing-automatically-solution/m-p/114... 

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Jun 25, 2022 Jun 25, 2022

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Not everyone uses a pen for there work so there must be a better solution.  This photoshop tool is worthless the way it suddenly closes a path.  

 

 

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Nov 28, 2020 Nov 28, 2020

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I have been having nothing but problems with the polygonal lasso tool as well.  I am certain that I have figured out why and have tested it out to be sure.  I have a 4K monitor and therefore use a 200% magnification so that I can see my windows and text better.  If I turn off the display magnification the polygonal lasso tool works properly.  This doesn't please me at all because it is very necessary for me to keep my display magnified.  Maybe this is the issue that other users are having.  I am curious if this fits with the problems that other people are having.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

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Try switching off every checkbox in the Tools in Preferences except for "Arrow keys rotate", "Show Reference Point when transform" and "Zoom Resize Windows" and see if this makes a difference - can't hurt to try it.

It happened again today with a complex and large image so lost 3/4 of my selection. I have been using Photoshop since it was just bitmap version and this glitch has happened occasionally since that time and usually goes away with a new version. But this time it may be more complicated as I have a new M1 mac and Adobe is continually patching.

 

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