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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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I recently updated Photoshop to release 23.0. When I went to use the typing tool, it behaves oddly. The tool will create type, but nothing displays until I hit enter, then the typing displays. If you edit a line of text, it is the same thing. You do not see your edits until you hit enter. 

 

I searched around the web to try and find a solution to this. The closest answer I could find was to disable the GPU in the preferences > general > performance settings. However, the "Use Graphics Processor" is grayed ouot. The GPU is listed as "Unknow GPU (UNKNOWN)". I am running the native CPU graphiics processor, which is the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and I just updated it 10.18.10.5161. The problem with the text existed before and after the GPU update. 

 

How do I change the text settings so that I can see my typing in real time?

 

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Adobe Employee , Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
I suspect your graphics card is very old. First quit Photoshop. Then install the attached file (PSUserConfig.txt) in your Photoshop Settings folder: Windows:  [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\[Photoshop_version]\[Photoshop_version]Settings\ macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/[Photoshop_version]Settings/ Let me know if this solves the problem with text for you.

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Community Beginner , Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021
Added the .txt file and that fixed the problem! Thanks so much for the help!

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Hi there,

We're sorry for the trouble with Photoshop while using the Type tool.

 

Could you please share some information based on the questions below in order to narrow down the issue?

  • Are you seeing a similar issue while working on other applications?
  • Since when are you experiencing the problem? Did it start happening after the latest Photoshop update?
  • Is it happening with all the files or some specific files?

 

Could you please try resetting the preferences of Photoshop and let us know how it goes? https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html


Please backup your settings prior to resetting the preferences: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

You may check this similar conversation: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/text-not-displaying-in-photoshop-cc-2...

 

Regards,

Tarun

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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To answer your questions:

 

I do not have this problem with any other application.

 

This is new with V23.0. Prior to now, when you typed text it was visible. Now it is only visible once you hit enter. The layer is correctly named the new text. 

 

I first saw this issue with a new document in V23.0. I pulled up an old document with text layers and it now behaves the same way. I did not have this issue when I created the documents. 

 

I have reset my preferences and it made no effect on the problem.

 

 

 

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I have also doen the suggested settings changes in https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/text-not-displaying-in-photoshop-cc-2... but to no avail. I can still only see the text I have typed after hitting the enter key. This is for new text and for editing existing text. 

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New Here ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Hi

I have the very same issues... I've tried the reset process as suggested and I'm using the very latest update 23.0.1

I have no GPU (I do but it isn't recognised so therefore already off).

It is driving me nuts and making me consider cancellation of my subscription!!

 

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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I just rolled Ps back to version 22.5.2, which is very easily done from the Creative Cloud Desktop control panel, and the text tool works perfectly normally. I will stay at this version until version 23 has a few updates and, hopefully, fixes whatever is causing this issue. 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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I suspect your graphics card is very old. First quit Photoshop. Then install the attached file (PSUserConfig.txt) in your Photoshop Settings folder:

 

Windows

  • [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\[Photoshop_version]\[Photoshop_version]Settings\

macOS:

  • //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/[Photoshop_version]Settings/

 

Let me know if this solves the problem with text for you.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Jeffery:

This worked. The text tool now operates normally. Thank you.


Homer Shannon

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Photoshop 23.0.1 (Unable to provide a copy of the complete line since clicking the Help tab and selecting About Photoshop... does nothing but restrict me from exiting Ps by any means except the Alt+F4 keys.)

OS:  Windows 10 (all available updates applied)

 

Open a new document

Select the Type function (T)

Click on the document

Lorem Ipsum is displayed Highlighted (All OK so far)

Begin typing. What you are typing is not displayed, just Lorem Ipsum no longer highlighted.

Display the Layers panel and click on the text layer.

What you typed is now displayed on the document.

Attempting to edit what you typed will not display on the document until you again click on the layer in the Layers panel.

The same problem exists when adding/editing text in existing documents.

Problem persists after several restarts of Photoshop.

Expectations:  What I am typing will appear on the document as it has previously.

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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Jeffery:

Thank you. Added the text line and text now performs as expected.  Sorry about the duplicate, just delete it. I was using Ps ahead of catching up on my e-mails. Guy has got to have priorities.

Appreciate the help.

Mark

 

 

 

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New Here ,
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After installing Version 23 and 23.01 I have problems with the visualisation of text editing. Changes cant't be seen until I deactivate and activate the layer.

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Adobe Employee ,
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I suspect your graphics card is very old. First quit Photoshop. Then install the attached file (PSUserConfig.txt) in your Photoshop Settings folder:

 

Windows

  • [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\[Photoshop_version]\[Photoshop_version]Settings\

macOS:

  • //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/[Photoshop_version]Settings/

 

Let me know if this solves the problem with text for you.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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When I do something in Photoshop, such as manually resizing text or an image, I can't see it being done until after I deselect the layer and click somewhere within the window. This is a serious issue.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi,

 

We're sorry about the trouble with Photoshop. Would you mind sharing the exact version of Photoshop you're using? You can try updating Photoshop to the latest version to the latest version (23.0) to check if it helps.

 

You can try disabling the option to Use Graphics Processor from Photoshop by going to Preferences, then Performance to check if that helps.

 

If the issue persists, you can try to reset the preferences of Photoshop using the steps mentioned here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#reset_preferences

Please backup your settings prior to resetting the preferences. You can check: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

Let us know how it goes!

Regards,

Nikunj

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Adobe Employee ,
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If what @nikunj.m recommends doesn't work, try this: First quit Photoshop. Then install the attached file (PSUserConfig.txt) in your Photoshop Settings folder:

 

Windows

  • [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\[Photoshop_version]\[Photoshop_version]Settings\

macOS:

  • //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/[Photoshop_version]Settings/

 

Let me know if this solves the problem with text for you.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Text tool not working properly

Error/bug:
When you select the text tool and start to type "Lorem Ipsum" stays there without updating and no text shows up despite the cursor moving to the right

Fixes tried so far:
Removing and reinstalling graphics card drivers
Resetting Text Tool
Resetting preferences on exit
Clearing Photoshop on startup using (Ctrl-Alt-Shift)

System:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3900X
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS
RAM: 64GB
SSD: WD 1TB NVME drive
HDD: WD Black 10TB
GPU: Visiontek 2GB Radeon HD 5450

 

 

Screenshot 2021-11-05 042654.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi

It's working fine for me with Photoshop version 23.0 running Windows 10 with or without the placeholder text, try disabling the placeholder text from the preferences to see if you still have the issue

2021-11-05 11_39_20-Window.png

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New Here ,
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Thanks for replying. I just tried that and sadly still get the "ghost/glitch text" sadly.

 

What GPU do you have ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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A RTX2060 super, try enabling this option in preferences and restarting Photoshop

2021-11-05 11_59_13-Window.png

If that doesn't help, try using the Adobe Cleaner Tool

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Sadly that did not work. My gut is telling me I need a better GPU, but cannot find RTX GPUs at their normal prices, which means I cannot afford one at all due to the ones on eBay being more than double the MSRP.

 

If I need to do the Adobe Cleaner Tool, chances are I will just perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro... possibly even go ahead and install Windows 11 Pro if there are no issues reported with Adobe Creative Cloud.

 

It is a shame such extremes are necessary for something that is not GPU intense like adding text

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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hi 

 

same issue with me also. photoshop 2022 having a text tool issue. its not about ram i am sure. Its bug some where in the version.

 

i am now looking to downgrade my version.

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What are your system details I am curious?

Example...

MODEL:
CPU:
Motherboard:
RAM:
SSD/HDD
GPU:

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New Here ,
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I'm getting the same thing happen.

I've noticed if you hit the tick box after you've typed something then 'Lorem Ipsum' is replaced with whatever you have typed.

My GPU is old but surely this is a bug that can be fixed, everything else seems to work fine

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I suspect your graphics card is very old. First quit Photoshop. Then install the attached file (PSUserConfig.txt) in your Photoshop Settings folder:

 

Windows

  • [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\[Photoshop_version]\[Photoshop_version]Settings\

macOS:

  • //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/[Photoshop_version]Settings/

 

Let me know if this solves the problem with text for you.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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New Here ,
Nov 04, 2021 Nov 04, 2021

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Hi I am trying to make a name badge using Photoshop, it will be 9cmx6cm but when I try to use the type tool it doesn't work, can anyone advice me as to what I am doing wrong please. Thank you

Regards

Sheila

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