In previous versions of Photoshop, I was able to select (with my mouse) objects within a graphics, where I could click and then drag the object where I want to move it. Now I have to select the layer before I can drag the object. Is there a setting that I need to configure?
When you select the Move Tool
V key you will see in the option bar a check box
auto-select and a drop down list next to it. Check the box, and put layer in the drop down list. Know, whenever you click on an element that was not locked, it is selected in your layers panel.