At some point in Photoshop's development, brush settings became associated with specific tools. This is causing me frustration in my workflow. I will, for example, have the Smudge Tool selected, and then I go to look for a brush in the drop-down brush menu that matches the texture I want. But when I select the brush I want, the tool jumps back to the Brush Tool (as if pressing the B key).
I just want to smudge with a textured brush tip. How can I stop it from switching, or at least only display brushes that are going to work with my selected tool?