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P: Backspace Key Deletes Layers - Photoshop 22.5 - Windows

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Engaged ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Just wanted this noted at Adobe...

 

Downloaded 22.5 this morning, and now when I go to manually enter values into a layer (ie Hue/Saturation) I cannot use the backspace key to delete the numerical value. It will first delete the layer mask, then delete the layer entirely.

 

This is a pain if you're doing lots of product photography, where you're replicating the same values over a large number of photos. I need to carefully highlight the number I want to change, then type in the value, without accidentally hitting the backspace key.

 

This may be a planned change, a quick way to delete a layer mask or layer, but it is not helpful for all users. 

 

I will do my workaround, but it's slowing down my output. 

 

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Adobe Employee , Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021
Hi all, We're happy to announce the release of Photoshop 22.5.1 which includes the fix for this issue. Check the list of other fixed issues here To update Photoshop to 22.5.1, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. More detailed instructions for updating Please feel free to share your feedback with us. Thanks, Mohit
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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Appears to be Windows specific issue. I've asked engineering to take a look! We'll update this thread when a fix is available.

 

Best bet for a workaround is to roll back to the prior update using the steps here: https://adobe.ly/2wH0JjE

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Engaged ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Thank you! Much appreciated.

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New Here ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Since the latest update, I've been experiencing issues with the backspace key + adjusting opacity of a layer.

What's happening?

Instead of removing the numbers/% in the opacity, uhh, box-thingy -- my layers are being deleted one-by-one.

HERE'S A VIDEO SCREEN CAPTURE OF MY EXPERIENCE 

All in all, I hate it. It [removed by moderator] me off. I've uttered "WHAT THE [removed by moderator] !?" about 4 times before I discovered my backspace key was the culprit to my frustrations.

Any idea on how to keep me calm and carry on photo-shopping blissfully? 

Thanks in advance,
Jef

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Yes that's a known issue in photoshop 22.5 and has been reported over here.

Feel free to add a comment.

 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-225-backspace-key-deletes-layers-wi...

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Engaged ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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delete

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New Here ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Thanks, Jeff with 2 Fs.

Happy to know I'm not alone.

Hopefully Adobe can get this fixed in the next update. 

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Engaged ,
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 21, 2021

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I am using the search button for brushes and every time I hit backspace, it deletes my layers. I believe this is a bug that needs to be fix

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Engaged ,
Aug 22, 2021 Aug 22, 2021

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Same here since today. 

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Engaged ,
Aug 22, 2021 Aug 22, 2021

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Same. Incredibly frustrating. Has slowed my workflow considerably. 

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Engaged ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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It happens on every text input I've tried in the interface (positions, sizes, etc).

I work a lot with transforms and shapes  and it has completely broken my workflow on Windows.

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Engaged ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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I came here to cry about this - it's awful, really an impediment to efficiency

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Engaged ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Adding to the frustration. It's beyond irritating when messing with Opacity and suddenly, everything disappears.

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Engaged ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Also wanna put my hand up that I hate this issue. It affects any text input on the interface and it's unbelievably frustrating. 

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Allowed Photoshop to update to 22.5.0 this morning and now whenever I change my brush opacity all layers are automatically flattened. I'm using a Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and the on-screen keyboard opens when adjusting oppacity, I don't know if that's what's triggering the issue, but it wasn't happening while using the previous version yesterday. The issue also persists after a full restart of the PC.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Are the layers disappearing/deleting when you hit the backspace key? This is a known issue that engineering is working on.

 

Best bet is to roll back to 22.4.2 - Instructions here: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Error PS.jpg

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Backspacing the Tolarance selection in the second command line causes all image layers to be deleted

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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I had to go back to 22.4.3 because the same thing happens when bacspacing numerical input for tolerance or number of pixels.Error PS.jpg

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Hello so when I use backspace under the transform tab, it deletes the layer instead of simply "backspacing" like it used to. What should I do? I have a windows computer btw.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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What do you mean by transform tab? There is edit >> transform, and Illustrator has a transform window.

 

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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I am having the same issue, and I see that it still hasn't been fixed. I don't have time for this!!

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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I just noticed the same issue today, it's very frustrating. I hate it as well. 

 

I hope it gets fixed asap. 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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Unfortunately, the feedback site is now read only, please wait while its functionality will be ported over here.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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I guess it would be better to say the properties tab? So when you click on a layer, usually on the top right, there is a properties tab. Within that under "transform", you can change the W and H as well as the X and Y position. Before I could use the backspace button to erase the digits in the W, H, X, or Y boxes. But now it just deletes layers.

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