That seems to have fixed it - thanks! and sorry I'm new to this. I'm using CS6 and OS X.
I can't change the colour of text or objects? The colour window is just greyed out. I can only seem to use the swatches saved already. Any ideas?
i'm using CS6 and OS X i have tried everything can you please help me? as you can see i can not pick any colour it doesn't matter if i try to change it into cmyk or rgb
What version of OSX? El Capitan is going to likely cause you problems.
That said, try trashing your preferences.