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Unable to rename layers in Photoshop CC 2020

Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019

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I'm unable to rename a layer in PS CC2020. I was able to in CC2019. I've tried double-clicking on the layer and nothing happens. I then try going to rename layer via the menu Layer/ Rename Layer, where it highlights for a fraction of a second before it goes out again, not giving me a chance to rename. I've tried deleting preferences. Anybody got any ideas?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020
Or this script from a post back in 2017: // https://forums.adobe.com/message/9693161#9693161 #target photoshop var doc = activeDocument; var pmt = prompt ('Type a new layer name', doc.activeLayer.name, 'Rename Layer'); doc.activeLayer.name = pmt;

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019

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Hi are you at windows or Mac ?

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Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2019 Dec 02, 2019

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Heya Lambiloon, sorry mate on windows 10...

 

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New Here ,
Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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Any updates on that? I can't rename my layers either, so annoying

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New Here ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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Point mouse directly over current name and double click.

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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That would be the normal way, but it did not work. Clicking layers/ rename
layer also didn't work. Clearing preferences failed. In the end a fresh
install of Photoshop was the answer...
Thanks anyway... 😄

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Sorry for the late reply. I ended up doing a fresh install which
worked..... Until Creative Cloud and Photoshop updated yesterday and now it
no longer works....👹

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Sorry for the late reply. I ended up doing a fresh install which
worked..... Until Creative Cloud and Photoshop updated yesterday and now it
no longer works....

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Miriam,

 

Have look below at a reply from Stephen A Marsh... It works for me.... 😄

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New Here ,
Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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I found a way around it while they fix it. I duplicate the layer and rename the copy, double work, but at least it gets renamed 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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Menu Layer-> Rename Layer, tried it?

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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That didn't work. The nae is highlighted for a fraction of a second then nothing....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 11, 2020 Mar 11, 2020

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Or this script from a post back in 2017:

 

// https://forums.adobe.com/message/9693161#9693161
#target photoshop  
var doc = activeDocument;  
var pmt = prompt ('Type a new layer name', doc.activeLayer.name, 'Rename Layer');  
doc.activeLayer.name = pmt;

 

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Explorer ,
Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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Cheers Stephen,

I've just done that, gave it a keyboard shortcut and now it's a single keypress on my macro keyboard. I really appreciate that....   😄 

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Just go to the LAYERS menu on the top of PS window,

(having the needed layer "chosen"),

and you will see the RENAME option in the drop menu... press it

😉

 

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