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Wed, Oct 14, 2015 10:04 AM

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Photoshop: Can't delete layer after selecting library panel

After selecting something in the library panel and then selecting a layer in my document by click (automatic selection) I can't delete the layer with the keyboard. Though moving it with keys is possible

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6 y ago

The good news is this will be fixed in the next update.

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Awesome! Thanks David and Jeffery :)

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6 y ago

Hi Jonas,

You're working with Photoshop, right?  Which version?  And you're running on which Operating System?

What did you click in the Library panel?  And how are you trying to delete the layer?  There are no assigned shortcuts to delete a layer, so I'm assuming you're using either the trash can icon in the Layers Palette or click Layer > Delete > Layer.

I'm asking all these cuz I tried this and can't reproduce a problem, so in order to resolve this for you, I'm going to need more information.

Thanks,
David

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6 y ago

Hi David,
thanks for your response.
I'm using Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 on OS X 10.11.

Maybe i haven't described my steps detailed enough.
1. Draw shape with shape tool
2. Fill it by clicking on a colour swatch in the library panel
3. Select another (background)layer by clicking with the move tool on it (with automatic selection enabled)
4. Pressing the backspace or delete key doesn't delete the layer anymore

This happens only in this specific situation though. Deleting the layers through the menu works. If you select the layers through the layer panel or switch to another application and back, deleting with keys works again.
True that there is no specific delete shortcut in the PS shortcut menu, but they work in every other situation.

I hope this will give you more insights.

Greetings, Jonas

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Howdy Jonas,

That helps a lot.  And I can the problem that you're describing, though only with Background layers.  And that, actually, is As Designed because Background layers are "special".  Notice, after you click on it with the Move tool that the layer is NOT selected in the Layers Palette?  Yeah, that's on purpose -- though I admit I'm not 100% clear on why...some historical issue, I believe.  Anyway, when I select a layer with a name other than Background, I find that my Delete key works fine to remove layers.  Please try it for yourself.

Hope that helps,
Thanks,
David

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Hi David,

Though I can follow everything you said, i think i found the missing detail to reproduce my problem. I tried on my and on my coworker's mac and the error didn't occur on her machine. Because her library panel wasn't docked to the main window! So when i detached my library panel from the main window the error didn't show up anymore.
Where was your library panel when you tried to reproduce the problem?

Thanks,
Jonas

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Hi Jonas,

My library is docked in the default position on my Mac.  But I retested undocked and the behavior is the same.  I think there's something else going on.

When you try it, do you have the Layers palette open?  Can you see which layer is selected after each click?  Notice how when Background is clicked on, it is NOT selected...

Thanks,
David

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Hi David,
yes, the selected layer is always highlighted in the layers panel. I did a screen recording with displayed keystrokes. Maybe this will help us to figure out what's going on.

http://adobe.ly/1LFrxj6

Greetings,
Jonas

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Howdy Jonas,

Okay, that is definitely NOT what I'm seeing.  But then, I'm also running 10.10, so perhaps Apple has left us a "present".  Let me set up another box and look at this on that.  I see that you're running the German app.  Anything else interesting about your setup?  Wacom tablet maybe?  Magic Mouse?  I'm trying to collect as much data on this as possible.

Vielen Dank,
David

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I've got the magic sauce now. I can repro.

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6 y ago

This (or something very similar) is still happening for me on windows 8.1 pro latest CC update. 

ANY use of the library panel disables ALL keyboard short-cut presses.

It's as if Adobe have realised pressing delete whilst you have a library asset selected would be bad (as it deletes from your cloud storage) so they disabled key presses when the library panel is active, and forgot to turn them back on when you click away to another panel.

Only way to get the keyboard working again is to manually click a tool in the tool-bar or another panel to hide the library pane or a top menu item to get keyboard focus again.

Try it:
Create 2 layers
Scribble on one of them.
Drag this scribble to your library panel to create a new asset.
Click on this asset in the library panel so it selects in grey
Now go to the layers panel, select one of the layers and press delete on your keyboard.... nothing
Now try other keyboard short cuts like.. T... M....ctrl+t...ctrl+s...
...nothing works.
Use your mouse to click on the move tool from the tools panel to gain focus again
Now try deleting the layer with delete key or using a keyboard short-cut.. hey presto it works!!

This is REALLY frustrating, I bought a new keyboard the other day thinking mine was intermittently breaking, can anyone confirm Adobe know about this? Other people must be noticing this too?

Yours Hopefully 
Andi