I'm using Photoshops Elements 14 and everytime I click on the test tool, the program locks up.

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I'm using Photoshops Elements 14 and everytime I click on the text tool, the program locks up and I have to reboot the computer.. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the program but that doesn't help.
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Steve Ryder

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Maggie McCormick

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Same thing has been happening to me also.  Editor locks up a lot of times.  How do we solve this.
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Steve Ryder

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From the related conversations on the right side bar, there is no fix.   Hello Photoshop developers....are you there?
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Kathleen Madeline

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It seems to take the type tool a while to 'load up' on some computers.  I just closed and reopened the Editor, clicked on the type tool and the tool options popped up immediately.  At school (I teach Photoshop Elements), it takes a while for the type tool options to appear the first time it is selected.

Could be a matter of memory/RAM.  Try it with only one photo open.  Try having only the Elements Editor open - no other programs, webpages, etc.  You could also check Edit>Preferences and change settings in Performance and/or Scratch Disks.  See if any of that helps.  At home, I let Elements use lots of memory.
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Steve Ryder

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Scratch disk has 35 gigs free and I only open one photo at a time.   Clicking on the text tool locks up the program and there's no way to close and re-open the editor.   I have to reboot the computer to open the program again. 
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Kathleen Madeline

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I wonder if one of the Photoshop professionals might notice this question and respond....
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I also would like to see this question answered.  I have been having this trouble since I installed Elements 14.  Please somebody figure this out.