2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2017 7:09 PM by BarbBinder

    Move tool is different


      The move tool has been acting a little strange lately. Whenever I click on a layer it will select that layer and I am able to move it freely. Which is convenient sometimes. But I would like to get it to were it will move the layer(s) I select. How do I switch it?

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Move tool is different
          Conrad C Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          When the Move tool is active, look for the Auto Select setting in the options bar at the top of the Photoshop workspace. You probably want to change the Auto Select setting until it does what you want. If Auto Select is on, the Move tool will drag the layer or layer group under the pointer. If Auto Select is off, the Move tool drags the layer selected in the Layers panel.

          • 2. Re: Move tool is different
            BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

            Just adding to the previous answer... in recent versions of Photoshop Auto Select defaults to on, and that is the behavior you are describing. It's been there for years but always defaulted to off.

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