PHOTOSHOP CS6 - can't Fill selections?

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Adobe keeps giving me this problem. Even in the previous version. I make a selection and it won't fill. Once I restarted and it came back, but generally it doesn't work.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1.3 20131024.r.34 2013/10/24:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
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Hi Paula,

You should be able to create a new file, make a selection, and then click Edit > Fill and fill the selection.  Now, keep in mind, you must make your selection on a valid raster layer.  So, you cannot do this on a regular type layer, vector layer, or smart object.  Also, in earlier versions of Photoshop, you also cannot do this on the Background layer, though I think by PS 13, we had removed this restriction.

If my suggestions don't work for you, I would be happy to help you out with this problem.  I'm guessing there's some other issue involved with this problem since we haven't heard any other complaints.  Would you be interested in a doing a web-hosted screenshare?  If so, ping me here and I'll send you details by email and we can figure out a time.

Thanks,
David
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Let's see about the screen share. I am aware of all the possibilities, and I may have been trying to do it on the background layer. It didn't work today once then I did something and it did it worked. It might have been changing the background layer to a regular layer. If I have more problems, I'll get in touch.
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It is still happening. It works once, after I do a hard restart, and then it doesn't work. Still unable to fill selections on layers.
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Hi Paula,

What happens when you try to fill a selection?  Do you get an error message?  If so, what is it?  

I'm still open to doing a screenshare.  I'm free today until about 1:30pm Pacific time and free most of tomorrow as well.  Let me know.

Thanks,
David
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nothing happens, but I can give it a stroke

the fill is transparent there is none.

im free now.
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paula

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oh sorry thought you meant after 130

we'll do it tomorrow
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Let me shoot you an email right now...
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David (or other rep),

I think I have a similar problem to this user. My Fill tool stopped working a while ago.

I have several saved patterns with which I used to regularly fill selected areas, but now it won't work. I can still create patterns, and I can still see them in my pattern picker, but when I click in the selected area, it appears to be thinking about filling, then nothing happens. It makes no difference if the layer is a brand new layer or an existing layer. I do not try to fill background layers or text layers.... I just choose the gradient tool, then switch from foreground to pattern, then click within the selected area... Nope!

If I do not switch to pattern, the tool will fill with the foreground color. This makes me wonder if the program is looking in the wrong place for the patterns? But I don't know where to look for the path. 

Please help!

Kyle