Here's my biggest pet peeve about Photoshop:
I'm currently working on Layer A. I select Layer B in the layer palette, then select the move tool (v). I move the layer in XY (not layer order). I release the mouse. I don't like where I put it, so I hit Undo. (Or step backward in the history)
Photoshop resets Layer B's position, but then it also reselects Layer A! No, stay with Layer B! I just want to move it again! This is especially annoying when I have 100+ layers and Layer A is at the top and Layer B is down at the bottom of the stack. I have to scrollscrollscroll to get back down to Layer B.
Is there any way to "fix" this? Shouldn't the History Palette record what a layer selection as an step? To me, it seems Undo is really taking TWO steps back (reset layer XY position and reselect previously selected layer).
Seems a lot of people have this problem, and someone wrote a script to fix it.
Also, note you need to copy the script in the Photoshop/Presets/Scripts folder for it to show in the Scripts menu. Once it's there, you can assign any keyboard shortcut to it - CTRL+Z of course
Photoschop CS3 and up i think.
Am I missing something here? You mean command Z right? It doesn't revert to the previously selected layer on my system, and it's not something I remember causing problems in the past decade...
Nope, they mean "step backward" not undo/redo.
And the bad thing is: our much appreciated engineers got it right in undo/redo, but somehow lost track in step forward / backward.
PFFFF. What an absolutely stupid response. This is a design flaw and needs to be corrected ASAP. Apparently you aren't a software professional. If you were you would understand that from a logical UX design standpoint this 'feature' is just wrong. Get it escalated and resolved ASAP if it hasn't already.
I'm puzzled - you resurrect a 9 year old thread to talk about a design flaw which was fixed in CC2015?
The comment was a guy who apparently works for Adobe giving a totally unacceptable totally idiotic response to a totally valid question. And it had a green checkmark next to it saying "CORRECT ANSWER". Just couldn't help myself. Yes I saw that its a very old post. Note that I said it needs to be fixed if it hasn't already. Questions?