I find myself clicking on the auto select layer check box an egregious amount during the day. I was wondering if someone knew how to make it a hot key as that would save me quite a bit of time.
You can use Tool Presets and Actions.
Window > Tool Presets, and click the New Preset icon at the bottom of the Tool Preset Panel. Note the current Auto-Select setting and name it appropriately. Then toggle the Auto-select and create a second preset by again clicking the New Preset icon at the bottom of the panel.
Then, create a new action by clicking the New icon at the bottom of the Actions Panel (Window > Actions). Name it and assign and F-Key shortcut to it and click Record. Simply click the first Tool Preset you just created. Then click Stop on the Action Panel. Repeat this, assigning a different F-Key shortcut, and clicking the second Tool Preset you created.
You should end up with 2 actions, each with an assigned F-key shortcut which will then essentially let you toggle the Auto-Select setting (more specifically select a Tool Preset via the action).
You can’t assign keyboard shortcuts to Tool presets, so this is really the only method I’m aware of.
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