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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Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2018 Dec 06, 2018

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The workaround we found, with broken file (no highlighting!) open, create a new RGB document. Set some text, transform it. It should highlight as normal. Go back to the broken document which in our case was CMYK. Should be working again.

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New Here ,
Sep 19, 2019 Sep 19, 2019

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THANK YOU!! I tried every suggestion and this was the only thing that worked.

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New Here ,
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 12, 2018

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i found a very simple solution...

Open a new document in RGB and your text highlight and cursor will appear, even in other documents.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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Ridiculous that opening another doc in RGB is the workaround... yet, it worked!  Thanks very much for the suggestion.  Absolutely unacceptable bug from an industry giant.

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Guest
Jan 04, 2019 Jan 04, 2019

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This worked for me but only temporarily. As soon as I quit out of Photoshop and re-launched, it was back to not highlighting the text again! 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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this worked for me! thank you!

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New Here ,
Mar 04, 2019 Mar 04, 2019

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YES!!! This IS the fix!!!

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Explorer ,
Mar 08, 2019 Mar 08, 2019

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Thank you after trying everything, this is the only thing that worked for me!

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Participant ,
Aug 20, 2019 Aug 20, 2019

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@mehdi_can thank you this worked for me.

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…why? @Adobe, why?? Within one hour of the latest CC2019 this is the 5th bug i've come to these forums to fix. This is frustrating.

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2018 Dec 16, 2018

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I just had the same issue. I logged out of Adobe CC. Closed Photoshop. Signed back into Adobe CC. Reopened Photoshop and everything seems to be working fine again.

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 26, 2018

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I reached out to customer support and they walked me through the fix. They also supplied me with this article. After following the steps I am back up and running properly without needing to reinstall photoshop. Hope this helps!

Optimize performance Photoshop CC

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2019 Jan 09, 2019

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I had this exact problem, I am working on macOS High Sierra and in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019. I can not highlight text. Even when I double click on the text layer, it will not highlight. I followed the advice of someone on this forum and I connected with Adobe Support through their chat option. They walked me through one step, once that did not work, they came into my computer remotely and made A LOT of adjustments in the photoshop preferences. My advice is to connect to adobe chat and let them remotely fix the problem. Anything I tried on my own did not work.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2019 Jan 14, 2019

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Hello,

I have same problem with highlight texts after update PS to 2019 (v20.0.1) MacOS Mojave 10.14.2

I'll grateful for help, thx

Transform controls disappeared too

--- EDIT ---

Now it works I dont know what happened in the morning, version still 20.0.1

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2019 Jan 15, 2019

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same problem here with the new update today, very annoying

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New Here ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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I'm having the same problem - using a Mac are you?

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Guest
Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019

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I'm on a Mac here at work. I've tried re-setting preferences on quit, but that doesn't solve the issue. Tried to log out of CC and log back in, didn't help. Tried to uninstall and re-install Photoshop, didn't work. If I open a new file as RGB and enter some type, I can highlight it. I close the RGB file (Don't save it) and go to my CMYK file and then I can highlight the text. It will work from that point on as long as I keep Photoshop open. If I quit out of Photoshop or restart my Mac, then I'm back to square one. The only permanent solution seems to be to change the change the Drawing Mode from Advanced to Basic in the Advanced Settings of the Graphics Processor Settings in Photoshop preferences, Performance section. For me, I'll just create an RGB file and enter some type and close the file and go back to my CMYK file for now. Annoying as heck, for sure!!!

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New Here ,
Jul 24, 2019 Jul 24, 2019

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THANK YOU! This worked for me. I never had an issue until my MAC didn't shut down properly due to a failed external backup battery. What JohnnyVegas posted below worked like a charm. 

44. Re: Cant Highlight Text

JohnnyVegas70Level 1

I'm on a Mac here at work. I've tried re-setting preferences on quit, but that doesn't solve the issue. Tried to log out of CC and log back in, didn't help. Tried to uninstall and re-install Photoshop, didn't work. If I open a new file as RGB and enter some type, I can highlight it. I close the RGB file (Don't save it) and go to my CMYK file and then I can highlight the text. It will work from that point on as long as I keep Photoshop open. If I quit out of Photoshop or restart my Mac, then I'm back to square one. The only permanent solution seems to be to change the change the Drawing Mode from Advanced to Basic in the Advanced Settings of the Graphics Processor Settings in Photoshop preferences, Performance section. For me, I'll just create an RGB file and enter some type and close the file and go back to my CMYK file for now. Annoying as heck, for sure!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 03, 2019 Aug 03, 2019

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I created a new RGB file and made a text layer. I was then able to highlight again. I then went back to the file I was working on and it fixed it??? Who knows.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 03, 2019 Aug 03, 2019

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miker21763103  wrote

I created a new RGB file and made a text layer. I was then able to highlight again. I then went back to the file I was working on and it fixed it??? Who knows.

Hi Mike,

Yes, that is the official workaround from the Adobe engineers. See the comments here:

Photoshop CC 2019: I have no text cursor/highlight, no bounding boxes, or selection edges working on...

~ Jane

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New Here ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Try this:

Turn off WYSIWYG font preview

  

  To speed font processing in Photoshop, turn off the WYSIWYG font preview list by choosing Type

> Font Preview Size

> None

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Changing the image mode from CMYK to RGB fixed it for me.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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I open a new document as RGB and then changed it to CMYK as suggested by Johnny ans Jeremy and it worked. Thanks for sharing.

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2019 Jan 25, 2019

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Here is the link to the workaround to this known issue

Known issues in Photoshop CC

Adobe's solution is opening an RGB document, per session. (until this is resolved)

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New Here ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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This is what support told me to do (I'm on Windows 10) and it worked for me:

Edit -> Preferences -> General

Click "Reset Preferences on Quit" button

Close Photoshop

Reopen it

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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Phu, anybody read this thread before posting?

90% of the tipps / workarounds here were given several times - in this thread.

(...and still won't work permanently / for everybody).

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