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Using Backspace to Delete text in Photoshop is not always working?

New Here ,
Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Current version of Photoshop: 22.0 - Photoshop CC
OS: Win 10 Pro (64Bit)
RAM: 32GB
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X
OS Installation is on an m.2 drive installed on the motherboard

Issue:
After entering text into a text layer within photoshop, hitting backspace SOMETIMES will delete a few character entries, but sometimes I have to hit the backspace multiple times to delete just one character.
I'm not sure what's causing this, as I've even done a full fresh Windows 10 Pro install & of Adobe Photoshop.

Any ideas what could potentially be causing this issue?
I am using both pre-installed and custom-installed Fonts within photoshop and the issue occurs across all regardless.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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I have the same problem. It is very annoying. Windows 10 - now 11.

 

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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CTR + A and deleting is a nice alternative, but I have a friend who also has Photoshop, same OS & version as I do, and no issues with deleting text/characters. It's very infuriating =/ 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Hi! one thing I would check is if it also occurs when photoshop only is running, as many apps have been known to hijack keyframes, even in the background.

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Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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I've tried running Photoshop from a fresh install - a fresh reboot - with no other programs running, and I've consistently run into the issue on my system unfortunately. If I can get an overlay setup for my keyboard presses, I could event easily record the issue.

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Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Here's a video with keyboard overlay - nothing else is running other than my recording software:
https://youtu.be/uA5bjpwQv48 

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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What is the last operation made, did you do an alt+click or something that could influence the backspace key.

Is it a wired keyboard, or a bluetooth one?

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Jul 26, 2022 Jul 26, 2022

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I agree it's annoying, but the best way to delete is to select the words or letters you want to remove, then press backspace.

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