What is it with Adobe’s Photoshop series? EVERY new version, they seem to redefine their File menu. Of all the menus, that one should be the easiest to keep consistent. O for opening a file, S for saving, right? Last time, Adobe changed the recently opened files to be in a submenu of File. Worse still, they got rid of the 1 to n hotkeys that I used to use to open them without clicking on the menu. They’ve since recovered slightly, allowing me to hit the sequence Alt-F, R, and then the number.
Now in Photoshop CS, they break yet another convention. I’m used to Alt-F, A for Save As. In PS CS, this is now Open As (allowing you to open a file but make sure you don’t save over it). Save As is now Alt-F, V. This has no directly harmful effects aside from being a pain in the ass. Until one day I was using Photoshop 7.0 on a different machine and actually DID want to open another file. I hit Alt-F, A thinking I was a badass for using the Open As feature. I quickly typed in the file name I wanted to open, hit enter, and waited for the file to open.
Needless to say, I wrote over the file with the one I was working on instead of opening it.
Why, Adobe, Why?