Disable "Zoom to Layer Content" in PS 2020

Nov 05, 2019

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How do you turn off “Zoom to Layer Content” in PS 2020?! The action is trigged when option/alt clicking a layer or group which in turn zooms to the contents of the layer to the screen. The action is the same key combination used to collapse nested groups. The new feature is not desirable and I'm looking for a way to turn it off. Please help!

 

Full description of the aciton can be found here, topic #9.

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Correct answer by PECourtejoie | Adobe Community Professional

HEllo, all, I suggest to try to updatre Photoshop to v 21.1 as there is a fix for the unwanted zoom to layer content: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/fixed-issues.html#photoshop-desktop-fixed-issues

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Disable "Zoom to Layer Content" in PS 2020

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How do you turn off “Zoom to Layer Content” in PS 2020?! The action is trigged when option/alt clicking a layer or group which in turn zooms to the contents of the layer to the screen. The action is the same key combination used to collapse nested groups. The new feature is not desirable and I'm looking for a way to turn it off. Please help!

 

Full description of the aciton can be found here, topic #9.

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Correct answer by PECourtejoie | Adobe Community Professional

HEllo, all, I suggest to try to updatre Photoshop to v 21.1 as there is a fix for the unwanted zoom to layer content: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/fixed-issues.html#photoshop-desktop-fixed-issues

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Nov 05, 2019

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Where did you see Alt-Click Layer Pallets (Layer Content Thumbnail, or mask thumbnail, of outside the layer thumbnails) documented as a shortcut for collapse nested groups? I can not find that Alt-Click Layers  is a Photoshop shortcut for collapse nested groups. I can find fit layers to screen

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Nov 05, 2019

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Opt/Alt + click the triangle next to a Layer Group will expand/collapse all Layer Groups including nested Layer Groups.

 

Not sure of the official documentation but I've been using this feature for years. The same auther in the link above documents the feature here posted on 11-05-2015.

 

The issue is this same legacy feature is now combining a non desirable feature (Zoom to Layer Content) which I would like to turn off.

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Nov 05, 2019

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That document Alt-Click on the Expand|Contract icons  like in the Action Palette but in the layers palette.  Not the Layer Group thumbnail. The seems to work, However clicking on the Group Folder Thumbnail Icon Zoom in one the group.  image.png

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Yes you can also do this function in the Action Pannel.

 

Thank you for your help but maybe I'm not being clear. New PS 2020 - opt+click the group arrow in the layer pannel will close the group AND zoom your document. I want to disable the zooming of the document as it is not a desirable feature. If I opt+click the layer outside of the arrow and the doc zooms ok fine but if I opt+click the arrow I only want the groups to collapse just like the PS versions that came before it.

 

This is a key combination I use countless times a day and have reverted back to PS 2019 until there is a solve. The zooming of the document creates additional steps in my work flow as I now how to reposition the doc to where it was before collapsing all groups.

 

Note: Maybe this is a Mac only bug.

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Nov 08, 2019

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I'm sorry, I don't have a solution, but would like to add that I am having the same problem! When I cmd+option click a layer thumbnail to deselect its contents, it also zooms to the layer content. This is extremely annoying and as you said, I do this many times a day and am also on a mac. 

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Nov 12, 2019

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Count me in : I'm using the ALT + click for nested groups all the time and this new zoom to layer feature being on the same shortcut AND same zone of clicking as the little arrow is super annoying.

 

The feature is good and useful, just only make it work when clicking on the layers themselves, not the little arrow for nested groups. It's a simple and obvious way to separate the two that I honestly find quite blaffling they haven't thought of.

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Nov 25, 2019

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Hello, post, vote and monitor this thread for more info: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/alt-clicking-arrows-next-to-groups-zooms-to-t...

 

This forum here is for user to user interaction, the Feedback one is for feedback to the Ps team...

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Nov 29, 2019

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Same problem here. How to turn it off...

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Nov 29, 2019

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josteger hello, did you post on the thread I mentioned earlier?

You are addressing other users here, the other forum is for feedback to the Ps team...

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