Encounted a very major bug today that I need to figure out how to get around asap as it's completely preventing me from doing any work.
Whenever I edit any text - be it editing an existing text layer, or with a new one, whatever text is there just randomly and without warning disappears. Doesn't matter wether I'm changing the color, font, font size or any other type settings. Sometimes I just move the mouse while in editing mode and the text just vanishes.
Made a video of the bug in action. Virtual keyboard on screen so you can see that I'm not hitting any keys to make the text disappears. Today is the first day I noticed this issue and I have absolutely no idea what is causing it but it happens 99.9% of the time that I try editing any text. Latest version of Photoshop, CC, OS X etc.
Please advise, I really need to get it figured out as soon as I can - as you can imagine impossible to do any sort of work without being able to type a single character.
Goodness! Eleven hours without a reply.
I'd guess that your system is getting random, erroneous input from keyboard mouse or tablet, and one of those devices has a driver problem or clash, or interference from another wireless device. Do you have any wireless input devices?
Try Google for Random keyboard and mouse input
I thought that at first and tried with a different mouse and keyboard but the problem still persists.
To add to that, if it was the keyboard/mouse causing the issue then it would just erase the text shrinking the line that appears under it in the editing mode - but as you can see at 0:22 in the video, when the text dissapears the width that the text took up remains in place for a little bit of time before completely dissapearing - so it does seem to be a Photoshop bug - which is weird as it just appeared within the last day while nothing changed, nothing updated to my knowledge etc.
Unfortunately, nobody else is reporting anything like that - so it is unlikely to be a Photoshop bug.
Corrupt fonts or corrupt prefs could cause problems, or perhaps a problem in the video card driver.
The only thing that changed within the last week was OS X updating to a new build, but since that update I was using Photosho daily and it was 100% fine - with that issue appearing slightly before I posted the original message. I went through all the possible typical options, all the usual maintanence, cleaning, repairing etc and nothing has helped it. I even went as far as completely removing Creative Cloud along with everything associated with it and reinstalled - that did nothing either.
But... Just for a last resort, on a separate partition I installed a fresh copy of OS X, updated it to the same version as my primary work environment is running on, installed Creative Cloud with of course latest version of Photoshop and now for the last 10 minutes I've been doing all the things which caused the issue to appear in the first place and am yet to be able to replicate it.
So I really do wonder what did go wrong, what could have gotten damaged/corrupted etc given that prior to the issue occuring there were no changes to either OS X, CC, any fonts, or any other applications. Definately weird...
Same problem here unfortunately. Latest version of OSX and CC with all updates. Have disabled all other apps and tried disabling hardware acceleration, resetting everything I can think of and the problem persists.
Its definitely not due to random keyboard/mouse input as the text does not disappear when highlighted, only when the font style/colour/size is changed.
Needless to say this is extremely frustrating and I dont have time to reinstall OSX at the moment; Can anyone think of anything else to try?
Back when I had this issue I tried just about everything I could think. Sad to say the only thing that fixed the issue was completely wiping out everything and starting with a fresh OS install with a fresh CC install on top of that. But luckily since then I have not had this issue again.
Still have absolutely no idea what caused it.
Same issue here, really frustrating. On a brand new MBP with the latest OSX and CC installed and no custom fonts.
Going to try reinstalling CC and seeing if that works. Seems completely nuts that fixing this requires a fresh OS install.
Please do keep us updated if this works for you. If not I'm going to have to try a full fresh OSX install over the weekend.
P.S. when using the keyboard to make the character adjustments (e.g. select text, click once in the character size panel and then tap up and down on the keyboard) rather than selecting values or fonts from the dropdown lists it does work.
Whenever making changes to text it pauses for a second then disappears. The only way have changes take affect is make the change (style/colour/size), wait a second for the text to disappear and then Ctrl/Command+z. This is the only way I've to work around this glitch.
OS X Mavericks 10.9
Macbook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013
Do I have to reinstall the OS?
Did more digging on the discussion forums and looks like they found a work around solution by disabling dication. I reinstalled CC and then disabled dication and everything is working fine now.
Posting a link to it here since this is the first result in google for the problem:
Oh Man! That has to be it! Thank you all so much I accidentally activated diction recently, but didn't bother to disable it, right around the same time that issues started. Disabling now! Thank you all!!!!
I never had this problem,but that's because Dictation has always been shut off in my Mavericks upgrades. It's amazing how a System setting in OSX that one thinks might not be related can cause problems in Photoshop, and until it's chased down it's difficult to know who is at fault.
Add in third party plug-ins, drivers, and hardware and it does get complicated.