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Right-click won't work in latest update

Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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I've been using Photoshop for a over decade, but this latest update has definitely caused some random issues that I simply cannot work with. For device information I am on a 13-inch Macbook Pro M2 (Ventura 13.5), and using a Wacom Intuos Pro M tablet (latest drivers) 

 

I have a button on my stylus set to right-click. Since the last few PS updates whenever I create a path, I cannot right click anywhere on the canvas to select options like fill path, make selection, etc. I used to be able to as this process is almost a habit to me now. Right-clicking anywhere creates a new node which is then the start of a new second path. The only way to select the first path is to right-click on the path itself, which also creates a new anchor point, which THEN gives me the option to fill path, make selection, etc.

Another issue is I have multiple artboards in a file. Typically I can select all of the artboards, even deselecting some that aren't needed, I used to be able to right-click and select "export all". NOW when I right-click it deselects everything and only highlights/selects the artboard that my mouse is over at the time when I click. The only workaround I have found is if I control click, the menu comes up and I am able to export all the same way I used to before.

I've uninstalled PS completely this morning and after booting up I could not right-click at all with either my stylus or my mouse (only control clicking brought up anything.) I have tried rolling back versions of Photoshop, which does brings back the ability to right-click. I have tried rolling back Wacom drivers, which somehow removed the edge softness from the default soft brush. I have looked into tool presets and settings but nothing relates to the right-click problems that I am having.

I honestly can't figure this out. Thanks for your time!

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New Here , Mar 22, 2024 Mar 22, 2024

I am having this issue as well with Photoshop 2024.  M1 Max here. The issue is happening only when I am trying to use PS on my Macbook screen (Display 1) and not on my big design monitor. I am trying to build a website on my main screen and use a PSD mockup as my guide on the smaller monitor. This is super frustrating. I has to have something to do with with display Photoshop is running on. I have tried assigning it to different desktops to clear the issue and it's not working. 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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Hi Adobe,

 

This issue is still on-going and I would really appreciate some feedback or some information. I keep hoping for an update to correct this but I'm starting to doubt it will.

The reason I lost the ability to right-click entirely came after I added Photoshop to the applications list in the Wacom Tablet system settings, which was something I read online to do in order to correct the problem. This then lead to rolling back the drivers and Photoshop versions to try and fix that. Eventually I was able to fix the brush edge softness and get that to work again, however right-click still doesnt' work. It seems to be registering as a normal click, because now in order to bring up the context menu in the canvas or the layers panel, I have to control click (right-clicking in the layers panel brings up the context menu for literally a second before it disappears, and control-clicking on the canvas is the only way I am able to select things such as 'make selection' or 'fill path', etc) 

 

I was advised to delete the Wacom Centre, uninstall all Adobe programs. go into the OS library and Users/[User]/Library/applications and move all Adobe folders and Users/[User]/Library/Preferences all Adobe folders to and Users/[User]/Library/Application Support to the trash and to reinstall everything as it could be coming from corrupted preferences, however I have tried clearing preferences on quit and it did not fix the issue. This seems a bit extreme and I have a number of InDesign export preferences that I don't want to lose.


Thanks again for your time.

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Mentor ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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This is why i always have a mouse on my desktop. Wacom drivers have been notoriously buggy for decades now.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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The right-click issue isn't only with the Wacom stylus though, when I added Photoshop to the Wacom Tablet applications list (in order to then remove it and hopefully fix the issue) I lost the ability to right-click entirely including the mouse. But you are right - its best to have both a Wacom and a mouse just in case of emergencies.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Hi. The issue is still there in the Photoshop 2024 update. I cannot bring up the contextual menu after creating a path by right-clicking. I have to command click for a contextual menu to appear (make selection, fill path, etc) Same issue with selecting all of the layers, I cannot right-click to select "export all" as only the layer where my cursor is at the time will hightlight. I have to command click for the contextual menu to appear. Thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Following with the same issue - whereas photoshop 2024 does not show up in a right-click.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 20, 2023 Sep 20, 2023

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Hi, I've not been able to reproduce this problem.  Does right-click work in other applications?  Can you check OS Settings: Trackpad: Point & Click > Secondary click?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2023 Sep 20, 2023

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Hi - in my case, right-click works perse, but Photoshop is not an option (for example) to use as an alternate for opening a picture file.

I checked secondary settings anyway - but again, right-click works on every option. It's just that Photoshop 24 is not an option (and I removed 23 when installing 24).

Not sure if that's redundant or helpful - but that's all i got... besides the problem. LOL.

Thanks for the suggestion

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 21, 2023 Sep 21, 2023

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Hi Chad, thank you so much for looking into this.

 

Right-click seemingly works correctly in other Adobe apps that I use daily (Illustrator and InDesign) I've checked the trackpad settings however I use an Apple Magic Mouse along with the Wacom tablet & stylus pen so the trackpad is actually disabled when the mouse is connected via bluetooth.

 

No other designer in the office has this righ-click issue that I am dealing with in Photoshop. I've tried explaining it but it just seems that I am unlucky! I have to control+click to bring up the contextual menu for the pen tool, as right-clicking just creates another anchor point separate from the initial path. I also have to control-click to bring up the contextual menu in the layers panel in order to be able to select actions such as "export all" when I select/highlight multiple artboards, if I right-click it simply highlights/selects the layer where my cursor is at the time of the attempted right-click.

 

I've been told I may have to delete all Adobe files and folders in my OS Preferences folder and re-install everything all over again, however this seems extreme.

 

Thanks again

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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hey I had this same problem after moving to a new computer and here's how I solved it... 

there are actually 2 places you can update your pen settings. if you just make the button on your stylus right-click in the Wacom app, it won't necessarily apply that to Photoshop. you need to open up wacom settings in your apple system preferences, and at the top it has pen settings PER APPLICATION - so you need to select photoshop up there, and then change your pen buttons. 

hope that helped, it was driving me crazy too!Screenshot 2023-12-04 at 2.45.58 PM.png

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New Here ,
Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

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How about the mouse's right click?

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Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

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@Jonathan22865915y6g4  How about the mouse's right click? I know how to edit the Wacom Tablet's right click set up, but does this change the mouse's right click setting as well?

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Mar 22, 2024 Mar 22, 2024

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I am having this issue as well with Photoshop 2024.  M1 Max here. The issue is happening only when I am trying to use PS on my Macbook screen (Display 1) and not on my big design monitor. I am trying to build a website on my main screen and use a PSD mockup as my guide on the smaller monitor. This is super frustrating. I has to have something to do with with display Photoshop is running on. I have tried assigning it to different desktops to clear the issue and it's not working. 

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