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Sat, Nov 12, 2011 3:30 AM

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Photoshop: Pressing the Esc key to exit 'text mode' negates all the changes in the text box

Dear Adobe Gripe #17414

"Please figure something out so that i can exit 'text mode' in photoshop by pressing Esc. and not have it negate everything i just changed in the text box... thank you!"

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6 years ago

This mis-designed tool frustrates me, too, although in a slightly different context.

I don't hit ECP and delete. Rather, I create a text box, insert text, then move somewhere else to create a new text section or draw a new box (new layer). But it doesn't work. The only way to do so is to abandon the text tool (click another tool) and click the Text tool again. It seems stupid and a waste of time to have to turn off the text tool and turn it back on just to continue text elsewhere.

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That doesn't sound like it is really related to this topic.

But you can press Enter (command/control-return on crippled keyboards), or click the checkbox on the options bar, to commit your current text entry -- then create more text layers.

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Thanks, Chris!!! You've solve an annoyance I've sought the answer to for years! And thanks double for not demanding that I find or ask another query; this one was the closest I could find to my problem. I've asked before and gotten nowhere.

This is the first time I've ever used the Enter (as opposed to the Return) key on my Mac. First time I've needed to.

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6 years ago

Thanks for the prompt reply, Chris. I was afraid of that. No way am I going to upgrade to CC 2015, as I can't afford the subscription business model, obviously intended to increase profits. Do you know if the text tool is more friendly in Photoshop Elements, which I understand still can be purchased by version?