Quick copy text in Photoshop Text layer
Is there a way to copy all the text within a Photoshop text layer without having to "open" the layer.
I'm hoping there's a way that I can just select the layer and then have some shortcut that copies all the contents of the text layer without having to use the Text Tool or double-clicking the layer.
Not that I'm aware of. You have to select the text. Any other copy operation will copy pixel data, not text.
You could also double-click the thumbnail icon in the Layer Panel for the text layer. This will highlight all the text on that text layer. Then it's a simple matter of copying.