Keyboard arrows changing font settings instead of moving artwork

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First of all, I appreciate the feature of being able to use the keyboard arrows to scroll through settings (font or style). That's fine. However, in previous versions, I used to be able to use my selection tool, click on the text, and use the arrows to move around the text box. This helped with fine-tuning placement. Now, in CC though, if my previous action was changing font name or style, when I try to click on the artboard screen and fine-tune text placement with the arrows, it changes the font size/style (whichever I was previously adjusting). The only thing I can do is to click on one of the other font settings fields like spacing or width (anything other than the font or style field), and then click over on the artboard and start adjusting via the arrows.

I know you guys like to replicate the problem to figure it out, so here's how you can do it:
1. Using a file that has live text, select a text field via the layers box
2. Make sure the move tool is selected for the next step (do NOT highlight the text with the text tool to change fonts)
3. Using your MOUSE, click the menu open for your font list in the Character palette and select a different font.
4. Click back on the artwork screen and try using arrows to move around text. You'll notice it changes the font instead.

INTENDED ACTION: Once I click back on the artboard, the blue highlight box around the font or font style in the Character palette needs to deselect and I should be able to use my arrows to fine-tune text placement.

This is a daily annoyance I deal with as I often adjust text by very small increments. Please fix as soon as possible. Thank you!
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Brady Miller

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Posted 4 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Which specific version of Photoshop are you using? Have you installed all the updates?

Which OS version are you using?
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Hi Brady,

The problem you're encountering is because you haven't committed your new font selection. You will find that if you press after choosing a new font in step #3, everything will work as you're hoping.

Thanks,
David
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Brady Miller

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I'm on Windows 7 using Photoshop CC with all current updates.

David--press WHAT after choosing a font?
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Chris Cox

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I think he meant return or enter, to commit the values in the font size edit box.
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"You will find that if you press ENTER after choosing a new font in step #3, everything will work as you're hoping"

Sorry for any confusion,
David