Why are the Live Shapes properties disappearing in Photoshop CC?

Live Shapes are awesome. In Photoshop you can precisely adjust shape properties like width, height, x/y position, corner radius etc.

Photoshop CC Live Shape properties

The challenge though is Live Shape properties keep disappearing. For no apparent reason. If you make a Live Shape duplicate, or open a file where Live Shapes were saved Live Shape properties just vanish.

A simple trick to re-enable them is to:

  1. Select Path Selection Tool
  2. Click the path on the canvas, not in the layer panel

Watch the video for more detailed instructions.

Enjoy Live Shapes because they are really truly awesome. Once you know how to re-enable them :)