Photoshop: CS5/CS6 text deletes when highlighted for editing on MacOS 10.9

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Since an update to OS 10.9 on a mid 2012 MBP 2.7 GHz i7 with 16 GB Ram, CS5 is not allowing me to update text. When I select the text tool type text and then return to the text and highlight it to change font or style, the text disappears, and is actually deleted. This happens when I select any text in any of my psd files, or when I create new files.
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David Skarjune

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As others have posted previously, in iMac Mavericks OS X 10.9.3 and Photoshop CC 14.2.1, I fixed this stupid problem by turning off Dictation in System Preferences.

Has anyone written the book Apple Mavericks Annoyances? I'm about ready to go back to Windows given all the problems I've had with Mavericks...
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Yeah, Mavericks didn't seem to have a beta period. They just unleashed it. Such a cool name for such a poor OS. They will eventually get right.
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Go to System Preferences ---> Dictation and Speech -----> select OFF radio button . Restart the Photoshop.
Thank you :D
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pearl somani

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i had the same problem and was frustrated. When i did this it resolved it..thank you so much.
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Guss

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I had the same problem for a long time and i was pissed off... i was just clicking very fast to other layers before the bug work on but that was very annoying too. Thank you guys for the HELP! :D
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Turned off the radio button in Dication and Speech preferences, restarted photoshop. Still having the same problem...any other thoughts?
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Bryant Manning

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Yep. Same thing here. Seem more random now, though.
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Isabella Udovicic

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Ahhhh thank you so much! This was so frustrating! I had to hit undo every time I edited type as it would then reappear.. This is so helpful :D
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Ariel Fuggini

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Disabling dictation worked. At last!
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Dave Smith

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Thanks for posting this, helped me out
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Richard Jordan

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Turning off Dictation worked for me - Thank You!

Am running Mavericks, but will update to Yosemite and see if the issue persists.
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Turning off dictation in OS X 10.9.5 worked for me. Thanks David!
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Simon King

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled text disappears when changing font size.

Hi,

when I try to change text size or anything esle to text it changes and I can see it for a split second then it vanishes

It's probably me, not the program, but can someone tell me what Im doing wrong?

e.g. I create a new doc, 1200 by 150 ( to make a watermark)+type some text at say 24point, can see it fine, select the text and change to 18 point and it changes to a smaller size then poof! it's gone!

Im sure I have done this many times before with no problem - what am I doing wrong tis time?

your help would be much appreciated
PsCS6 (13.0.6) not CC, Mac 10.9.5,
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Hi Simon,

Turn off your Dictation app.  It is a known bug with Mavericks.

Thanks,
David
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Simon King

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Thanks form merging this and the solution of turning off D+S seems to have worked - many tanks

:)
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Simon King

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yes thanks I did and it worked-perhaps my last message crossed yours
;)
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Glad we could help, Simon.  8-)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PHOTOSHOP CC: Type disapears after typing ? MacOS 10.9 (OS dictation setting).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Disappearing text within Photoshop text boxes on MacOS 10.9 (Dictation bug).

I can't figure out if this is a bug or something I messed up, but it's highly alarming - whenever I try and change the text in a box, it immediately changes to a different font (a font that looks familiar but it's not visible long enough for me to recognize it) and then disappears completely when I finish the action. Sometimes words get rearranged. What do I do? It's really slowing down my work. I don't think it's a good description so I made a screen record of this happening. http://youtu.be/SFi2NjYyb_o
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Howdy Sarah,

I'm pretty sure that you're having a problem with the Dictation app in Mavericks. Turn that off and I'm pretty confident that your problem will disappear.

Thanks,
David
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled disappearing text.

Hi there

I'm having a problem when changing colour or size of font - the whole text disappears, and I then can't "undo" and get the text back - it seems to be gone forever. Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
Thank you
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I already resolved this issue with Sharon.  She had Dictation turned on.  It's a known but with Apple.  Turn it off and everything is well again.

Thanks,
David
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Disabling dictation and restarting both PS and Mac did not help.
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If your problem persists, I would be willing to do a web-hosted screenshare in order to get to the bottom of the problem.  All you need is an Internet connection and a phone line (toll-free, just so we can talk).  Let me know if you're interested and I'll set something up.

Thanks,
David
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thedimka

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Hi David, I'd love to do that. How about Thursday (tomorrow)?
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I have the same problem. My dictation button have always been OFF. I turned it ON and then OFF, Restarted computer, open photoshop. Still the same though.
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Hi Vivian,

For nearly everyone, turning off Dictation has been the magic bullet.  If this is not working for you, Vivian, can I suggest we do a web-hosted screenshare?  That way I can see what you are seeing and try to come up with a solution?  

I'll follow up with an email.

Thanks,
David
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Hi David,

I'm having the same problem and have turned off dictation and reset Photoshop, but the problem persists. Have you found another solution?

Thanks,

Michelle
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Hi Michelle,

No, for pretty much everyone, turning off Dictation solved the problem.  Beware, however, as there's a bug where Dictation can turn itself back on pretty easily.  You might want to totally disable the shortcut and then check it.

If you're still having trouble, we can do a web-hosted screenshare to get to the bottom of it.  I'm in California, so available roughly 9am to 6pm PST.

Thanks,
David