It seems that the method of control-clicking on a path in the paths panel no longer makes the path into selection you have to use the load path as a selection button in the panel to achieve this. Is this a problem on my system or is it a general change? Can anybody else replicate this?
It wasn't a problem with the system, it was a problem with me. For some reason i've started to control-click on the name and not the thumbnail in the panel! It must be too early in morning.