I find myself clicking on the auto select layer check box an egregious amount during the day. I was wondering if someone knew how to make it a hot key as that would save me quite a bit of time.
You can use Tool Presets and Actions.
Window > Tool Presets, and click the New Preset icon at the bottom of the Tool Preset Panel. Note the current Auto-Select setting and name it appropriately. Then toggle the Auto-select and create a second preset by again clicking the New Preset icon at the bottom of the panel.
Then, create a new action by clicking the New icon at the bottom of the Actions Panel (Window > Actions). Name it and assign and F-Key shortcut to it and click Record. Simply click the first Tool Preset you just created. Then click Stop on the Action Panel. Repeat this, assigning a different F-Key shortcut, and clicking the second Tool Preset you created.
You should end up with 2 actions, each with an assigned F-key shortcut which will then essentially let you toggle the Auto-Select setting (more specifically select a Tool Preset via the action).
You can't assign keyboard shortcuts to Tool presets, so this is really the only method I'm aware of.
When you are using
If you have any other tool selected, you can Cmd + Alt + Mouse right click a layer and it will be selected. This is nearly identical to auto select with the
Some other move tool tips for when you are using any other tool:
If you are on Windows just replace Cmd with Ctrl