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Layers & Layer comps disappear in palette but I can bring them back. Is this a bug or...

May 1, 2012 12:14 PM

a preference setting?


A lot of times I'll be working on multiple .psd files and as I'm moving between files I'll notice that all the layers & layer comps will disappear from their palette (see image)


I can bring them back by doing something like clicking on the text tool and then clicking on a text item on the stage. It's annoying because it takes a couple of clicks for the palette(s) to redisplay.


Is this a bug or is there a setting in preferences that can control this?


Thanks in advance for your replies,


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    May 1, 2012 11:55 PM   in reply to zak_flash

    I can’t remember having encountered that behaviour, but I wonder if switching screen modes (hitting the key F three times) might help.

    And you may want to consider providing some information about your set up …



    Are Photoshop and OS fully updated and have you performed the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs by keeping command-alt-shift/ctrl-alt-shift pressed while starting Photoshop, 3rd party plug-ins deactivation, system maintenance, cleaning caches, font validation, etc.)?

    Does turning off OpenGL in the Performance Preferences and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue?

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