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Saving over an existing file - 'replace' no longer the default choice when hitting 'return/enter'

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May 05, 2020

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When saving a file (for example saving out multiple images from a PSD with 'save for web') it's often the case that I want to save over old files.

 

When you do this, an alert warns you that the file already exsists and you have to options, 'cancel' or 'replace'.

 

In previous versions of Photoshop, 'replace' used to be the default button, so that you could just hit 'return' on the keyboard and it would assume you want to 'replace'.

 

So, when saving images out with 'save for web' for example, you could use your keystrokes to save for web (shift+opion+command+S) and then just hit the return/enter key to accept the 'save for web' dialogue's 'save...' option, then hit it again to select the 'Save Optimised' dialogue's 'replace' choice, then again when you get the 'Replace Files' dialogue to select 'replace'.

 

A wordy desciption, but basically you could go, 'Shift+Option+Command+S', then 'enter, 'enter', enter' in quick succession, without having to use your mouse to click buttons on screen.  A real time saver when you're saving out multimple images from one file (different layers or layer comps for example).

 

It seems this has now been chaneged (v21.1.2) so that in the 'Save Optimised' dialogue box, the button for 'cancel' is now the default, instead of 'replace' (even though the blue border shows around the 'replace' button) meaning you now have to use your mouse instead of just being able to tap the 'enter' key.

 

It's a small thing, but annoying and really affects workflow. Any way to revert this back so that hitting 'enter' when the 'Save Optimised' dialigue box appears when saving over an existing file, will automatically select 'replace' rather than 'cancel'?

 

 

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Saving over an existing file - 'replace' no longer the default choice when hitting 'return/enter'

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When saving a file (for example saving out multiple images from a PSD with 'save for web') it's often the case that I want to save over old files.

 

When you do this, an alert warns you that the file already exsists and you have to options, 'cancel' or 'replace'.

 

In previous versions of Photoshop, 'replace' used to be the default button, so that you could just hit 'return' on the keyboard and it would assume you want to 'replace'.

 

So, when saving images out with 'save for web' for example, you could use your keystrokes to save for web (shift+opion+command+S) and then just hit the return/enter key to accept the 'save for web' dialogue's 'save...' option, then hit it again to select the 'Save Optimised' dialogue's 'replace' choice, then again when you get the 'Replace Files' dialogue to select 'replace'.

 

A wordy desciption, but basically you could go, 'Shift+Option+Command+S', then 'enter, 'enter', enter' in quick succession, without having to use your mouse to click buttons on screen.  A real time saver when you're saving out multimple images from one file (different layers or layer comps for example).

 

It seems this has now been chaneged (v21.1.2) so that in the 'Save Optimised' dialogue box, the button for 'cancel' is now the default, instead of 'replace' (even though the blue border shows around the 'replace' button) meaning you now have to use your mouse instead of just being able to tap the 'enter' key.

 

It's a small thing, but annoying and really affects workflow. Any way to revert this back so that hitting 'enter' when the 'Save Optimised' dialigue box appears when saving over an existing file, will automatically select 'replace' rather than 'cancel'?

 

 

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Is no one else having this issue? For me it's a massive work-flow barrier?!

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Yes. This, and the fact that Photoshop asks you twice if you're sure you want to replace the existing file is super annoying. I wish they would get rid of the additional "Replace Files" dialogue box. 

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