Right click shows targeted layer in layers panel not working

Explorer ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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Usually, when I right click and select a layer or group from the drop-down, it will show me where the targeted layer is in the layers panel (regardless if it was hidden in a group or artboard). This for some reason is no longer working, not sure if I activated/deactivated something but I'd like to have this back.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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I do not use artboards so I do not know what drop-down you are referring too.  If all setting look good and you reset all tool and that did not fix your problem try resetting your Photoshop preferences.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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This seems to work fine for me. In the right click, you see every layer underneath the pixel you're clicking. You can then use the drop-down to get your focus on that layer (so you're moved to that layer in the layer panel). If you want to ONLY SEE the layer - you choose the layer you want to see, then go back and select Isolate Layer in the drop-down menu. That filters away all the other layers in your image.

This, all assuming you're talking CC2018?

Hope this helps.

S_Gans
Adobe Community Professional / Adobe Certified Instructor

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Aug 03, 2018 Aug 03, 2018

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The targeted layers only appear upon right click if the move tool is selected. It's possible that you had another tool selected.

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New Here ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I had the same thing. Driving me mad and included a number or restarts. But I noticed it didn't affect other photoshop documents.
Finally I realised the problem was that I had accidently activated quick mask in the toolbox. (second from bottom in my toolbox). Once deactivated all back to normal.

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Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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you sir are a life saver, many thanks

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