I have this annoying issue with photoshop since cs6.
I alway work using keyboard shortcuts and when I select a tool, for example the selection tool "M", and I cancel a portion of layer with canc/delete key, automatically photoshop turn back on the previously used tool. It happens 8 times out of 10.
I heard many people had this issue with cs6 blaming the ram but I'm using the latest cc version and I'm running 16gb of ram.
The issue is pretty annoying cause is slowing down my working flow and it forces me to click the tool with the mouse everytime.
Is there any possible fix to this problem that you may know?
Please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for quicker answers"):
What have you done for trouble-shooting so far?
Have you tried trouble-shooting the tablet and drivers (if a tablet is involved)?
Is »Use Shift Key for Tool Switch« checked in the Tools Preferences?
Please stop 'helping' like this. This is Microsoft help boards level of generic non-response. You're just fishing for points and have an exorbitant amount of replies most of which I am sure boil down to these copy-paste responses.
The person had a specific issue, and as another user correctly pointed out, the issue is the Spring-Loaded Tool feature, and as of 2022 can be disabled by going to Preferences > Tools > unticking the 'Spring-Loaded Tool', or setting a longer milisecond delay to prevent accidental reverts when heavy editing is involved and Photoshop starts to slow down.
See? That's how you write an actual solution along with an explanation of why this behavior occurs.
Quality, not quantity please. Posts like yours make user's life harder and avert people from asking in the first place.
So you want to explain to me how to behave on this Forum I have been contributing to for a while now?
If you don’t understand the value of copy-pasting boilerplate-text on a Forum like this give it some time.
That you are just »sure« most of my posts »boil down to these copy-paste responses« does not exactly strengthen your position.
Edit: It does seem like specious reasoning to assume that if a person has made many posts most of those posts must be »copy-paste responses«.
May be it's your PC problem
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Hello, it is not a bug, but a feature.
That is called spring-loaded tool, it allows you to temporarily switch to a given tool, use it, and return to the previous tool.
For instance: you use the brush tool, then hold Z, click to zoom, release the Z key and you get the Brush tool you had before.
You need to click quickly to switch tool permanently.
is it possible to disable that feature ? I cant find anything about it.
I'm using a shortcut for decreasing and increasing brush size, and if I want to decrease the brush size by a lot, I hold down the shortcut but when I release it, it switches to the previous tool, which is super annoying (because in general its either the zoom or the eraser whuile I only wanted to decrease my brush size).
I didnt had that problem in CC 2017 but now I have it in 2018.
is there any way to kill this feature? it is destroying me and many freinds that use PS to illustrate. its been a litteral hardship. changing a tool like that is why i fear updates and this is like, worst case scenario.
Antoine, what is the shortcut that you are using? the function I describe is only done using the one letter tool shortcuts...
Yes, I know it's a feature. But it really messes up my workflow, I'm looking for a way to disable it. For context, while painting, I very rapidly switch between tools, the brush and the eraser for example. While rapidly switching back and forth, photoshop regularly confuses short and long presses and makes it so the tools jump back and forth unintentionally. Painters need the option to disable this 'feature'.
This is typical of Adobe, not considering digital painters and their workflows, while developing for the everyday user / photo editors. I think Adobe would be remiss to lose the digital painting demographic... Just sayin..
This feature is awful and needs a preference option to be disabled.
Preferences->Tools to turn it off.