This has happened a couple of times before but normally restarting Photoshop fixes it. Occasionally when right-clicking layers I'll see several of the context menu items/entries duplicated. It doesn't add any more entries, it just replaces some of them (usually the ones I want) with duplicates of others. For example, I want to duplicate this layer but Photoshop is rather insistent that I only create a new layer from the background:

photoshop layer context menu with duplicated entries

Or in this case, it's really determined that I should set the blending options:

photoshop layer context menu with duplicated entries

I've previously had situations where 95% of all entries becomes Blending Options, which is not exactly conducive to getting work done.

So my question is, how can I fix this? I've restarted Photoshop but I'm not sure what else to do.

Additionally if anyone has some insight into how this might be happening (it's a rather curious phenomenon) or what might cause it I'd be very interested. I assume Photoshop would load the context menu texts from a localisation file so I can't imagine a situation where entries might end up duped. Could it be a Windows issue perhaps, if it uses native UI rendering for context menus?

  • Have you tried resetting the Preferences? – cybernetic.nomad Sep 11 '18 at 14:01

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