What version of photoshop?
CS6, but CS5 was the same way but with less tools being affected
Works identically for me - I just tried it in both Photoshop CS4 and CS6.
I'm on a PC (Windows 7) - what OS are you running?
Scratch that; I see that it works differently depending on what tool is selected.
I guess that's what you're saying - that it used to work no matter what tool was selected?
you are probably using a selection tool which doesnt have a color option, any tool that has color seems to have gotten rid of the layer selection shortcut
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You might try turning on Auto-Select for the move tool, then ctrl+alt+shift+left click should work with the paint tools.
I used to work with photoshop 7 and I decide to buy CS5 for production... disaster because of this fu***ing shortcuts change.
If you want a solution is to use autohotkey but it's not a really good solution.
ADOBE PLEASE, LET US THE CHOICE or implements pen's shortcuts customization
little explanation : before the change ctrl alt + right click was for quickly change the active layer and ctrlaltshif+right click for quickly add/remove a layer to selection with ANY tool
now with some tools E B ... these shortcuts turn to Brush HUD....
but when you want to quickly paint on a layer, select another to paint on it etc, you need to change to a non-brush tool before each step, it's a nightmare !!!!!!!!!!!!
autoselect option and all I tried can't change that, with autohotkey and the right script it's correct but not so much