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Why is my image moving all over the screen in Photoshop 2023?

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Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

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I'm not sure what to even call this.  I've tried looking it up and tried everything I found an nothing is working. When I open an image in Photoshop to edit it, it's fine when it's fit on the screen, but when I zoom in, it just starts moving across the screen!  Like wandering off to the left.  It was working fine yesterday. Browswer windows seem to be working fine, in some of my Windows apps it's doing it too (scrolling for no reason). 

 

I'm using Photoshop 2023 and Windows 11, ASUS Tuf Gaming Laptop

 

Here is what I've tried so far:

1. Turn off Overscroll in Photoshop 

2. Uninstall the last 3 Windows Updates

3. Update the NVIDIA driver

 

NOTHING has worked. It's still doing the same exact thing. I can't edit pictures if they won't stay still when I zoom in! Please tell me it's something stupid that I'm just not seeing.  I tried to google it and most results told me how to make animated pictures. Not at all what I want. I want them to STOP moving. Thank you!

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Community Expert , Dec 04, 2022 Dec 04, 2022

Under Preferences > Tools, try unchecking "Animated Zoom."

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I can not reproduce on Win 11 running 24.0.1 Photoshop so its not bug. 

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Under Preferences > Tools, try unchecking "Animated Zoom."

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Ok, it was animated zoom!!  It's so weird, I had edited like 25 photos then it just started doing that all of a suddent, and I didn't change any settings at all. Odd. 

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Perhaps try resetting Photoshop preferences? 

(read this entire post before acting please)

Resetting restores Photoshop's internal preferences, which are saved when Photoshop closes. 

If they become corrupt then various issues can occur.

 

Here’s some info on how to do that:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

Manually removing preferences files is the most complete method for restoring Photoshop to its default state: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#Manually

 

Note re macOS: The user Library folder is hidden by default.

To access files in the hidden user Library folder, see here for how to access hidden user library files. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

 

Unexpected behavior may indicate damaged preferences. Restoring preferences to their default settings is a good idea when trying to troubleshoot unexpected behaviors in Photoshop. check out the video

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#reset_preferences

 

Learn how to access and modify Photoshop preferences and customize per your frequent workflows

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

And here’s an earlier forum discussion as an aid to understanding

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-reset-photoshop-pre...

 

You may want to backup your settings and custom presets, brushes & actions before restoring Photoshop's preferences.

Here is general info about that:  https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

 

Before you reset your preferences

in case of future issues, I suggest you make a copy as Adobe may need one to check problematic references. 

Quit Photoshop.
Go to Photoshop's Preferences folder

Preferences file locations: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html\


  [on MacOS see: Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings

  Note for those on macOS: - be aware that the user Library folder is hidden by default on macOS. 

  https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/access-hidden-user-library-files.html

  In the Finder, open the “Go” menu whilst holding down the Option (Alt) key. 

  Library will now appear in the list - below the current user's “home” directory. ]

 

Now you can drag the entire Adobe Photoshop [Version] Settings folder to the desktop or somewhere safe as a back-up of your settings.

 

 

Note for those on macOS:

Preference preservation is affected by macOS permissions, 

you’ll need to allow Photoshop ‘Full Disk Access’ in your Mac OS Preferences/Security and Privacy

 

 

 

It may even be time to reinstall Photoshop. 

 

It’s recommended that you use the Adobe CC cleaner tool to remove all traces first. 

(See above about preserving preferences though! Its worth preserving them unless they are corrupted.)

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

Uninstall Photoshop BUT make sure to choose the option “Yes, remove app preference”.

 

Once that process finishes, start the installation process and look into the “Advanced Options”. Uncheck “Import previous settings and preferences” and choose to “Remove old versions”.

 

I hope this helps

neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer

google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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