Tool changes to previous automatically

New Here ,
Sep 11, 2017 Sep 11, 2017

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Dear all.

I have this annoying issue  with photoshop since cs6.

I alway work using keyboard shortcuts and when I select a tool, for example the selection tool "M", and I cancel a portion of layer with canc/delete key, automatically photoshop turn back on the previously used tool. It happens 8 times out of 10.

I heard many people had this issue with cs6 blaming the ram but I'm using the latest cc version and I'm running 16gb of ram.

The issue is pretty annoying cause is slowing down my working flow and it forces me to click the tool with the mouse everytime.

Is there any possible fix to this problem that you may know?

Thank you

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017
Hello, it is not a bug, but a feature.That is called spring-loaded tool, it allows you to temporarily switch to a given tool, use it, and return to the previous tool.For instance: you use the brush tool, then hold Z, click to zoom, release the Z key and you get the Brush tool you had before.You need to click quickly to switch tool permanently.http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2009/03/springloaded_cursors.html

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2017 Sep 11, 2017

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Please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for quicker answers"):

http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-2325

What have you done for trouble-shooting so far?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html

Have you tried trouble-shooting the tablet and drivers (if a tablet is involved)?

Photoshop CS6 Keyboard Shortcuts Malfunctioning - Tool size change reverts to previous tool | Photos...

Is »Use Shift Key for Tool Switch« checked in the Tools Preferences?

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017

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May be it's your PC problem

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2017 Sep 12, 2017

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Hello, it is not a bug, but a feature.

That is called spring-loaded tool, it allows you to temporarily switch to a given tool, use it, and return to the previous tool.

For instance: you use the brush tool, then hold Z, click to zoom, release the Z key and you get the Brush tool you had before.

You need to click quickly to switch tool permanently.

http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2009/03/springloaded_cursors.html

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Hey,

is it possible to disable that feature ? I cant find anything about it.

I'm using a shortcut for decreasing and increasing brush size, and if I want to decrease the brush size by a lot, I hold down the shortcut but when I release it, it switches to the previous tool, which is super annoying (because in general its either the zoom or the eraser whuile I only wanted to decrease my brush size).

I didnt had that problem in CC 2017 but now I have it in 2018.

Thanks,

Antoine.

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New Here ,
May 06, 2020 May 06, 2020

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is there any way to kill this feature? it is destroying me and many freinds that use PS to illustrate. its been a litteral hardship. changing a tool like that is why i fear updates and this is like, worst case scenario. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 18, 2017 Dec 18, 2017

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Antoine, what is the shortcut that you are using? the function I describe is only done using the one letter tool shortcuts...

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2020 Jun 27, 2020

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Yes, I know it's a feature.  But it really messes up my workflow, I'm looking for a way to disable it.  For context, while painting, I very rapidly switch between tools, the brush and the eraser for example.  While rapidly switching back and forth, photoshop regularly confuses short and long presses and makes it so the tools jump back and forth unintentionally.  Painters need the option to disable this 'feature'.    

This is typical of Adobe, not considering digital painters and their workflows, while developing for the everyday user / photo editors.  I think Adobe would be remiss to lose the digital painting demographic... Just sayin.. 

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New Here ,
Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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This feature is awful and needs a preference option to be disabled.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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Hi, you can add your request to be able to turn it on/off to the feature request here. http://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

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