Disable automatic text box?

New Here ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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Previously when using photoshop I could click anywhere using the text tool and it would freely type from wherever I had clicked.  Now it just automatically draws a giant bounding box for the text.  How do I disable this?

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Community Beginner , Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022
Nevermind I figured it out. My mouse was bugging and somehow it was dragging while clicking resulting in the text box. Replaced the mouse and its all good. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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If you click with the Type tool, Photoshop enters placeholder text and highlights that text. If you drag with the Type tool you get a specific area to type within.

If you want to click and not see the highlighted placeholder text, in Preferences, turn off "Fill New Type Layers With Placeholder Text".

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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That gets rid of the automatic fill in text. But what about the massive box that appears? It still shows up for me. 

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Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Nevermind I figured it out. My mouse was bugging and somehow it was dragging while clicking resulting in the text box. Replaced the mouse and its all good. 

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Thanks ..... adobe community support is useless as expected

 

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