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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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Cant Highlight Text

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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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Hi, Can you put a screenshot if that issue ?

Thanks.

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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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well Good Luck with that.

Thanks.

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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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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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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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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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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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Good to hear that you are working.

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

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

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Works for me too. Thanks.

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I am having the exact same problem and I thought I was doing something wrong or pressed the wrong keys that disable all of those options. But it was working last night, so I am not sure what is going on. I will restart my mac and see.

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This Worked For me. Turning off the graphics processor.

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IT WORKS FOR ME, THNAKS

JAIME

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did not work for me and I still don't know what to do, ughhh this is frustrating!

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That didn't work

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This worked great. Easy fix in 20 seconds.

- Just create a new document, drop a text cursor, type something, highlight it, and return to your document. 

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This worked for me. 
thank very much indeed. 
Such a bizarre bug lol. 

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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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Try exiting the actual document and reopen it again. And it works. 

 

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This fixed it for me, following the 2021 update.

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Well, it was fixed for a day and now back to being buggy. Not text tool nor transform boxes.

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I went to the Adobe site and had a chat with a very knowledgable support person. We did a share screen and she went to the (Mac) Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop 2019 Settings/Adobe Photoshop Preferences... and renamed it _old. When restarting Photoshop it created a new Preferences file, and everything worked perfectly. I also restarted the machine to test if it still worked, and no problems after that. She explained that probably my file was created with Photoshop 2018 (which it was), and that the Preferences file got corrupted. Hope this helps you guys too.

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I followed a few of the recommend fixes and none seemed to work for me so I connected with the Adobe support chat and screen-shared, they were able to fix the issue by reseting all my tools. That worked for me.

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kasief64273145, how did you do that?

I followed a few of the recommend fixes and none seemed to work for me so I connected with the Adobe support chat and screen-shared, they were able to fix the issue by reseting all my tools. That worked for me.

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Resetting the tools didn't work for me. It did that, then turned the graphics processor back on, and it happened again. Turned the graphics processor off and it works great.

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I reset all the tools and set performance at Legacy compositing.

Restarted two times.

Now it works, highlighting and text box now shows up when trying to scale.


Photoshop > Preferences > Performance > Legacy Compositing

and restart Photoshop.

hope it works for you guys.

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I did that and it didn't fix anything for me. The only consistent fix has been to turn graphics processing off. I turned it back on and the problem came back... until I turned it off and restarted Photoshop.

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This morning I uninstalled and reinstalled Photoshop. Maybe that's what worked.

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I just did this to fix another problem which resulted in this problem. Trying the uninstall again...

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