Please make Photoshop's "step backward" command maintain current layer selection (like the "undo" command's behavior). So that when using the "step backward" to undo something it doesn't unnecessarily select a different layer . The current "step backward" layer change issue is inconvenient because it causes unnexpected layer selection change.
I hope as PREFERENCE they will consider this again. It unfortunately can't be a change to default behaviour, because existing Actions and workflows will be upset for one thing.
Seems a lot of people have this problem, and someone wrote a script to fix it.
Also, note you need to copy the script in the Photoshop/Presets/Scripts folder for it to show in the Scripts menu. Once it's there, you can assign any keyboard shortcut to it - CTRL+Z of course
Photoschop CS3 and up i think.
I've read the help information, and I'm not sure what you're referring, to, i only know. Do you believe there's a setting or aspect of the feature that will give people what they're asking for without using this script, or are you saying that people should just be happy with its default behavior?
This thing bugs me too!
If I understand correctly, right now Step Backward doesn't work the way we want to because the action 'select layer' doesn't record in History and Step Backwards works with History.
But! History Options panel contains check box 'Make Layer Visibility Changes Undoable': checking it on will force history to record layer visibility changes.
So why can't Adobe make a same check box for Layer Select? So all of the old actions/references/whatever would work fine, but those who care about undoable layer select could turn this option on?