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Moving text layers constantly switches to Text tool?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2020

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I beg for troubleshooting in CS6!
When i need to move text layers - it constantly switches to Text-tool as if i wanted to edit the word. 

How to stop that?
I have to re-switch to Move-tool after every damn single movenment. Please Help!!!

 ( I never use "auto select"  - i just don`t like it in my workflow )

Thank you!

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Moving text layers constantly switches to Text tool?

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I beg for troubleshooting in CS6!
When i need to move text layers - it constantly switches to Text-tool as if i wanted to edit the word. 

How to stop that?
I have to re-switch to Move-tool after every damn single movenment. Please Help!!!

 ( I never use "auto select"  - i just don`t like it in my workflow )

Thank you!

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Hi

Try resetting the Tools

2020-01-09 20_11_12-Adobe Photoshop 2020.png

If that doesn't help try a preferences reset, you may want to backup your settings beforehand

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/using/preset-migration.html

To restore preferences quickly using a keyboard shortcut: Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop

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Thank you!
But thats its not in the tool itself - that is one of "new cool features" which are meant to make life easier, but create a hell for one who starts using CS6 after years in older version: I `ve already fixed "shift holding when transforming" and some another new things returning them to old style of behavior. But can`t find any info about this one ((. 

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You must be double clicking. If you just drag a text box it doesn't change from the move tool. If you double click it does...

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Yeeeah, thats it, i click and move it a little, than again a little - and dear Photoshop starts to think that I want to edit :(((
Maybe you know how to get rid of that? Without changing double-clicking speed in the whole system? << But you gave me to this idea at least - thaaaaank you!!!!!!!

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Use the arrow keys to move layer

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shift arrow to move it faster...

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Thank you for this. This along with the completely counter-intuitive shift tool scaling debacle are the bane of my existence. (Yes, it's counter-intuitive since it breaks the UI norm of shift being a constraining tool, but ONLY on non-vector objects. I digress.) I am also a veteran user and work super quickly. Using the arrow tool to move text in photoshop is ridiculous and doesn't work with my flow. Let's hope they come up with a preference checkbox like they did with legacy transform which states that you need to more actively click into the text itself vs the current NEW AND IMPROVED hair trigger.

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