Friday, October 29, 2010

Howto: restore command-H to hide selection edges in Photoshop CS5

When you first use Adobe Photoshop CS5, you get asked what you want to do about the command-H (⌘ H) key combination.



If you selected 'hide photoshop' but you regret it and want to use the traditional Hide Selection instead, you need to change your keyboard shortcuts.

In Photoshop select edit > keyboard shortcuts


and then scroll down till you find "Hide Photoshop".

Click onto the shortcut, and then click 'delete shortcut'.

Next scroll further down to View > Show and in there you find 'Selection Edges'.



Click in and type "cmd H" and you'll see ⌘-H. Click OK and you're done.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)

QuiteTall said...

welcome!

Kelley Padrick said...

Thank you!!

Mark Grodzki said...

Who was the dingdong that thought switching that was a good idea. Isn’t hiding apps the job of the system anyway? I think command-H was probably the most used shortcut of any app I use. It is like changing command-C to clear a selection.

Dan Sollis said...

I agree it's a terrible idea to change it. Yes, Cmd + H might be the OSX "recommended standard" shortcut to hide apps, but honestly, since the introduction of Expose in OS10.3, does anyone actually bother hiding apps anymore?

The move to OS10.7 will only make it seem more antiquated, with the emphasis on full-screen apps. Personally, I'm all in favour of that - it's moving to a system similar to my much-missed Amiga OS - where all apps have their own separate workspaces.

LucĂ­a said...

THANK YOU!!! Worked like a charm :)

Anonymous said...

I show and hide apps, particularly the finder, so keeping existing behaviour is really desirable!

Hirum Horkweller said...

Yeah, seriously, thank you. I have been scratching my head over how to reset this, but foolishly didn't realize it would be in keyboard shortcuts. I thought I was missing a preference or something.

The even easier fix for this, if you haven't set any custom keyboard shortcuts, is to just delete the 'keyboard shortcuts' preference file in the Library.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

amberleclaire said...

thank you! And thanks for the screen captures. My "extras" had command+H as the shortcut, so I had a few things to reorder.

Chrsgtl said...

Thanks, I was just about to lose my mind.

Anonymous said...

Thank you soooo very much!

Anonymous said...

Sanity saved. For now. Thanks.

Doc M said...

You're the best! Thank you so much for posting this solution for something that pisses off many, many people.

Anonymous said...

Yeeha! Crisis solved — thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great. Thanks. Easy to follow. I havnt had this for ages and missed it.

Davina Brawn said...

Phew have you saved me some time. A case of pressing buttons when you don't know what you are doing! I clicked to hide Photoshop and I agree with other commenters that it is a daft idea to suggest hiding apps.
Thank you so much for the help
Davina

Anonymous said...

Thank you kindly
such a relief!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very, very, very much!!

Brian C said...

Thanks so much for the solution!!!
I hate it when they change such frequently used shortcut... who approved that decision :^/ But thanks for you!

Stevie Tan said...

Woohoo.... You the Best! Thank you!

Chris Harborne said...

Thanks heaps

Brett Hole said...

And many years later, this tip still brings huge sighs of relief! Thank you, thank you, thank you!