What operating system and version of photoshop are you using?
Where are you alt clicking and dragging to copy the layer effects to a another layer?
You want to copy the effects to a different layer in the same document?
Sorry for leaving out so many details.
I'm on OSX Mavericks using Photoshop CC
I'm alt clicking and dragging the entire effects layer, or an individual effect to another layer in the same document.
The weird document switching is happening right on alt + click even before I drag.
edit: added what version of photoshop I'm using
Anyone have any idea what may be causing this?
Bumping this as it is still a problem. I have discovered though that it may be due to my multiple displays setup. I have an MBP retina running two external monitors. I have photoshop running mainly from one display, and put all my tool panels in the secondary display. Whenever a PSD is open in that secondary display, same as the layers panel, I have the alt/option + click and drag problem.
Again any help would be appreciated.
Same issue! Same setup MB retina 2 displays alt + click is switching documents... very frustrating that means no quick copying, layer masks, nothing UGH