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Cant Highlight Text

Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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So with the new update I've lost the ability to highlight text to change it. I've searched with no luck as to fix it. Anyone having this same issue?

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Advocate ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Hi, Can you put a screenshot if that issue ?

Thanks.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I could, but it won't make sense because it's invisible. So dealing with any text in any program you can select a specific portion of the text to change it. When you select usually the words are highlighted before you change it. That is now missing in photoshop...

Update: It literally just started working correctly as I was responding to your request.

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Advocate ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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well Good Luck with that.

Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I seem to have more options in CC 2019 Clicking on the layer T Content  thumbnail in the layers palette highlights all the text in text edit mode.  If I double click on a word in the text in the image window the word is highlighted in text edit mode and it easy to change that word or its color like to red.

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Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Yeah, mine started doing this a few minutes ago. No cursor even when I start a new text layer. No visible highlight, but I can select as normal and it will act like it's highlighted when I change font, color, etc.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Which OS are you using I use windows 10  version 1809 and I have a cursor I do not have your problem

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Same here - Photoshop's latest update has broken various PS-tools unser Mac OS 10.14, most annoying: invisible text cursor / marker, invisible frame in the transform tool... This leaves Photoshop completely useless for the moment.

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Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I'm on MacOS High Sierra.

Was able to fix it with help through the chat on Adobe's site. All I did was log out of Creative Cloud and close Photoshop, then open it again and it worked. It's weird because it didn't happen until I had been using it for a while.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Good to hear that you are working.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Didn' help here, neither logout from cc nor quit cc, - after PS restart still same situation.

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Explorer ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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If you have time, go to Adobe's web site and do a chat with them. They may send you a program to run, like GoToMeeting, where they can take over your computer and fix it for you. That's how I got them to get rid of the annoying new Home button on Photoshop.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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to everyone out there having the same issue: go to Library folder, into Preferences, there: add the suffix ".old" to the folder "Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings" (in order to recreate a new preferences set on next PS launch) and then quit PS and restart (or - if still buggy - log out / in).

Update: The issue returns after Mac OS restart - this is really annoying. And the support can't help.

Ok even weirder: On every PS-launch the issue returns,. Then i just have to create a new PS document and use the text tool once, then the issue is gone and text tool works perfectly for all otmy PS documents - til the next PS launch.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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Hmm, maybe this issue is caused by some outdated graphics drivers or whatever...  For me the (unsatisfying) workaround was to get PS not making use of the graphics card. Go (in PS) in Preferences / Performance and uncheck "Use graphics cprocessor". The issue is gone forever... (and the graphics performance as well).

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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The following worked for me as well.

Hmm, maybe this issue is caused by some outdated graphics drivers or whatever...  For me the (unsatisfying) workaround was to get PS not making use of the graphics card. Go (in PS) in Preferences / Performance and uncheck "Use graphics cprocessor". The issue is gone forever... (and the graphics performance as well).

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 12, 2020

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That solves the problem. Thanx!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2018 Oct 24, 2018

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Not in my case... brand new Macbook Pro with touchbar.

Hmm, maybe this issue is caused by some outdated graphics drivers or whatever...  For me the (unsatisfying) workaround was to get PS not making use of the graphics card. Go (in PS) in Preferences / Performance and uncheck "Use graphics cprocessor". The issue is gone forever... (and the graphics performance as well).

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New Here ,
Mar 26, 2019 Mar 26, 2019

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This Worked For me. Turning off the graphics processor.

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2020 Apr 07, 2020

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This worked for me too - thanks das_mittet80853384 - trick was to restart PS after unchecking "Use graphics cprocessor". 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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This fixed it for me, following the 2021 update.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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What I meant was, unchecking the "Use graphics cprossessor" worked for me. Text would not highlight after the 2021 PS update.

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Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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What I meant was, unchecking "Use graphics cprocessor" worked for me following the 2021 PS update. Text would not highlight.

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May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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Affirmed this worked for me, ridiculous Adobe has not fixed this yet... smh

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Oct 29, 2018 Oct 29, 2018

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This worked for me – thank you! Hope they fix this soon.

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Jan 20, 2019 Jan 20, 2019

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Works for me too. Thanks.

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