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cmd-x

Any ideas why cmd-x doesn’t work?

I tried resetting the keyboard shortcuts to default but that didn't fix it.

Photoshop 25.5.0, macOS 11.5.2

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Please describe in more detail what you are trying to do. What is selected when you hit Cmd-X and what does (not) happen?

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Hi @Johan_Elzenga, it's a standard Mac cut command since the 1980s: select something, hit cmd-x, the object is cut from the document and placed on the clipboard.

In this case, the command is greyed-out in the menu. cmd-c is available, but not cmd-x

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I know it’s a standard Mac command, but I needed to know if you tried to use it correctly. I’ll check later if I can reproduce it on my Macs (typing this on my iPad now).

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@Johan_Elzenga It should be a fair assumption that someone in this forum would know how to use cmd-x

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It should also be a fair assumption that someone who is a “Champion” in this forum knows what Cmd-X does. If I got one dollar for each time that somebody reports a ‘bug’ here that turns out to be a user error, then I would be a wealthy man. So sorry if I offended you by asking, but I had to ask.

Johan W. Elzenga,

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I do not think everyone else is an idiot and I do not suggest that you do not know what Cmd-X is supposed to do, but in Photoshop there are situations where you cannot cut, but can copy. Like when you have selected an area in a smart object, for example. Or when you have made a selection in the image while an adjustment layer (not the mask) is selected in the layers panel. So I had to ask what exactly you did when you noticed that Cmd-X didn't work. 

Johan W. Elzenga,

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I'm at my Mac now and I cannot reproduce this. Cmd-X works as it should. Are you perhaps working with a smart object layer? You can't cut a part from a smart object, but you can copy it, so that would explain it.

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Working fine here, too. Photoshop 22.5.0, macOS 11.5.2.

Is this a problem with all documents/layers?