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Photoshop Move Tool Not working

New Here ,
Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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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

 

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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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Guest
Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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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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New Here ,
Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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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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Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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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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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2020 Jul 28, 2020

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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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Explorer ,
Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Thanks. This fixed my same bug with the move tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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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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Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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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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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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WTH Adobe?? Every single update introduces a new glitch. I can only move using arrow keys! This is insane. They are taking basic functions that have been as is for decades and messing them up. I mean they know we are professionals, right? I do this for my job not for fun. I am seriously searching for  new software....

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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same problem here

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Im on 22.2 and the same problem....crist sake, you pay a lot to have this stupid bug
Adobe is SO great....

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Hi guy. Did you use Illustrator at the same time of Photoshop. I had the same bug here and i try close all adobe apps and open only photoshop and it works.

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