Unable to rearrange or duplicate layers by dragging, Photoshop 2021, Win10 - April '21

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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My hand was in the wrong position when I was trying to type something, and I broke my layers panel and move tool. 

 

  • This is not an "Auto-Select" issue. I have never had a problem with AS, but per some other threads, I tried turning it off just in case, but nothing changed.
  • I cannot grab layers in the layer panel. When I do, the "grabbing fist" blinks, but returns to the "open hand". I can't rearrange the layers, drag to the "new layer" icon and duplicate my layers, nor can I even move my layer masks.
  • Additionally, my move tool does nothing. I have to use the transform tool to move things. 

 

I have seen other threads, but the fixes seem to be go to a previous version (I've downgraded three times to no avail), and any random mix of resetting Photoshop and restarting my machine multiple times. 

 

I'm confident this was a user error, and not a bug, but ... I'm trying everything I can.

 

Thanks.

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»I have to use the transform tool to move things.«

Transform Tool? In Photoshop? 

Do you mean the »Show Transform Controls«-setting in the Options Bar for the Move Tool? 

 

How did you reset the Preferences – keyboard shortcut or General Preferences? 

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