Windows 10 - Unable to edit text in input fields

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Within a few minutes of working on a file I'll no longer be able to edit any text in input fields. This appears when I try to edit the position of an object by changing it's x or y values, rename a layer, or edit the distance of a stack. The only solution to this problem appear to be alt-tabbing to a another maximized application.

 

Switching to an application that isn't maximized has no effect. It must be a maximized window to "wake up" XD. This isn't much of a workaround, as there are times where I have to alt-tab to another application several times a minute. It appears to be a Windows 10 issue, as my teammates are on Mac and haven't had the same problem. 

 

This has been ongoing for several months and is a constant source of annoyance.

 

I managed to record a video of the behavior which I can share privately if it will help.

 

I'm running Adobe XD 40.1.22.3 on Windows 10 Enterprise (Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042)

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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"This has been ongoing for several months years and is a constant source of annoyance."

 

Adobe knows about it (they must, at least, as its been discussed in numerous threads and commented on by staff). For some reason it seems unfixable, so we are left waiting for Microsoft or Adobe to do something about it, some day in the future. 

 

I suspect the fault is so big that a major code rewrite is needed for the text engine, as it has other problems as well. That would explain why it hasn't been fixed for so long. Unfortunately, the only "fix" that I know of is the Alt+Tab thing. 

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It's new to me. I've been using XD on Windows 10 for quite some time and have only seen it this year. That may be due to the complexity of the files I'm working on, and that they're all cloud documents now using shared libraries. Previously I always worked locally on simpler files.

 

It occurs on two separate systems that I have, and is definitely worse on the system with the lower performance CPU. Both systems have 32 gb of RAM, and I never see it go beyond 50% usage there. 

 

Luckily my teammates are on Mac's and don't have the same issue, so they're able work without the constant breaking of focus.

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Yeah, it's only happening on Windows, I think it might have something to do with UWP, as Xd is the only app that is built as such and not on win32 like the other products, and only Xd has issues with the performance of the UI itself. Simple drag & drop and moving layers in the stack were causing problems not that long ago.

 

I don't know if specific windows versions/updates are breaking it more, it seemed to happen more often during some periods / versions and not so much during others.

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