What version of photoshop cc are you using and operating system?
(Help>System Info and at the top of the displayed info for the photoshop version)
It still seems to work here in photoshop cc (photoshop version 14.1) on a windows 7 x64 machine.
My point is:
It shouldn't deselect all the layers in between, because you're not hovering over the layer pallette.
You, are a brilliant person.
Thanks so much, and a big "facepalm" at my own shrivelled mind. I should've tried this myself. Heh.
Cheers, thanks so much.
Man, I love PS CC :]
I guess i misunderstood how you were moving the cursor, but your right in photoshop cc if i go to the left of the eye
and outside the the layers panel, then it does deselect all the layers in between.
It doesn't seem to matter in photoshop cs6 whether you drag inside or outside of the layers panel.
Thanks again. Without your persistance, I would've remained stuck in my old ways and been annoyed with "the lack of this feature".
The images were the cherry on top.