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Photoshop Move Tool Not working

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Hello all, 

 

For some reason, the move tool in photoshop is not working at all. Every time I try to move the black rectangle with the Move tool (V), it will not "drag" it anywhere around the document. Unselecting "Auto-Select" will not fix this issue. I have already reseted my prefences by clicking ctrl+alt+shift when I opened Photoshop. 

 

See screenshot for reference below. 

 

Please advise. Thank you. 

 

~ TeleIowa

 

PS Move Tool.PNG

 

 

EDIT: 

Oddly enough, after about an hour or so and restarting Photoshop and my laptop once or twice, the Move tool seems to be working now. I have no idea what I did to remedy that, because after the first time I reset the prefences, restarted photoshop and laptop, I still had the same issue. But after the second time, it seems to be doing okay. 

I'm sorry I cannot provide an answer to this, but I just wanted to give you an update. 

 

Thank you! 

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Photoshop Move Tool Not working

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Hello all, 

 

For some reason, the move tool in photoshop is not working at all. Every time I try to move the black rectangle with the Move tool (V), it will not "drag" it anywhere around the document. Unselecting "Auto-Select" will not fix this issue. I have already reseted my prefences by clicking ctrl+alt+shift when I opened Photoshop. 

 

See screenshot for reference below. 

 

Please advise. Thank you. 

 

~ TeleIowa

 

PS Move Tool.PNG

 

 

EDIT: 

Oddly enough, after about an hour or so and restarting Photoshop and my laptop once or twice, the Move tool seems to be working now. I have no idea what I did to remedy that, because after the first time I reset the prefences, restarted photoshop and laptop, I still had the same issue. But after the second time, it seems to be doing okay. 

I'm sorry I cannot provide an answer to this, but I just wanted to give you an update. 

 

Thank you! 

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Hi

What exact version of Photoshop do you have, just tested on 21.1 and 20.0.9 and the move tool works fine, what happens when you hit Ctrl + T can you move it around then

You layer icon looks unusual

2020-03-10 15_05_28-.png

This is what mine shows

2020-03-10 15_05_50-Untitled-1 @ 47.8% (Layer 1, RGB_8) _.png

 

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Hello. My current version is the 21.1. 

 

When I hit ctrl+T, I am able to move it around yes, but I would prefer to use the Move tool if possible. 

You are right about the layer icon being unsuaul. Do you know how to fix that? That may be causing the issue. 

 

Thank you!

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Alas there's a lot of issues/bugs with version 21.1, I only use it on my work PC occasionally for testing issues reported on the forum. I reverted back to 21.0.3 on my home PC where I use Photoshop a lot more, you can do this via the CC app

2020-03-10 15_20_37-Creative Cloud Desktop.png

2020-02-21 10_28_16-Creative Cloud Desktop.png

 

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when using move tool, try to untick auto-select on the top left bar, so you move things on the layer selected

if auto-select is on, your mouse must land on the pixel of the object to move it, or it will jump to other layer, e.g. background, and nothing will be moved

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I am having the same problem with Adobe Photoshop move tool. I tried to go back one update, and even with the previous update the problem still occures. You can't drag with the move toos or duplicate using alt key and drag. Very frustarting 

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I am having the same issue but on top of not being able to move anything on the artboard I also can not move layers up or down in the layers panel. 

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