Adobe XD will randomly not let me type or edit text

Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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So this issue has plagued me for a while now and I finally got frustrated enough to see if anybody has had this issue and if anyone has come up with a solution to fix it.

While using XD, everything will be working fine. I'll build my designs without issue. Then at some random point in the process, even though I've done it several times already, when I try to add text by clicking the Text tool (T) and then placing it within my design and begin typing, it will not do anything. It doesn't matter if I just click with the tool and begin typing or if I draw a text area (by clicking with the Text tool and dragging out a box) and begin typing. It shows every indication that it is working correctly, and by that I mean that it will show the bounding box that I draw to put the text within and even adds it to the Layers list on the left, however both vanish the moment I deselect the text after having attempted to add text. This also happens on occassion when I click on existing text and attempt to edit it.

Sometimes I can fix this and get it to work properly by clicking on the Prototype or Share tabs and then back on the Design tab and then trying to add text again, but most times that trick doesn't work. It also doesn't matter whether I have a unique font or a system font selected. I have even tried to reinstall the software once.

 

Any suggestions or solutions for this issue would be most welcome.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
The issue is well known and has been around for a long time with qute a few threads discussing it  The current "solution" / workaround is to press Alt+Tab and switch to a different application and then switch back to Xd, which fixes the problem temporarily.  

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Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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The issue is well known and has been around for a long time with qute a few threads discussing it 🙂

The current "solution" / workaround is to press Alt+Tab and switch to a different application and then switch back to Xd, which fixes the problem temporarily.

 

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Ok great. Alt + Tab isn't one that I've tried but I'll give it a go. I do hope Adobe gets around to actually addressing this issue soon since, as you said, it has been around for a long time.

Thank you for the quick reply.

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What is the best solution?

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