When i select a shape layer there is a white border to show its been selected. Is there a way to turn off this feature. I don't remember it present in previous PS versions.
I guess you mean the Shape Layer paths being visible.
There have been many complaints about the Shape Layer path being automatically visible when the layer is targeted, and not just when the path itself is selected. You can toggle path visibility with the command below but Ps CS6 will force it back on as soon as you edit a shape or create a new shape.
View > Show Target Path (Shift+Cmd+H)
They both work for me however the 'enter' solution is more quicker. I'll use both though depending on what i need done. But generally i think i'd use the 'enter' solution more often as i just want to see my canvas without the path. Thanks again.
...that doesn't hide a Shape's path when the Move Tool is active. It's also no use during a Transform because it will commit the transform and exit transform mode instead of hiding the path.
Yeah. True. It seems like Adobe could come up with a better way of dealing with the path.
It's not just this visible-path issue which makes Shape Layer a mess compared to the old Fill Layer with Vector Mask (which is what a Shape Layer really still is, despite what some Adobe rep(s) may have claimed). Adobe should have just added the new stroke features to that instead of trying to paint a disguise which has resulted in the breaking of users' workflows. I'd better add "in my opinion".