More flexibility for the Type tool

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Hi - maybe it's just me but why is it that if I have the type tool selected in PS I can't do anything unless I select another tool? EG, saving, sending to print, etc. I don't have the same mobility as I do when I have another tool selected. If you could change that, it would be awesome. And if you did in CS6, even better!
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Nancy Macko

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Howdy Nancy,

The Type tool in Photoshop is modal. That means, users have limited functionality outside of the tool while it's active. This is because there are many text-related features which aren't part of or lend themselves to other tasks. The Type tool remains active so long as you're editing text. But, once you confirm/finalize your text edits, you once again have access to the full functionality of the application. You'll notice similar behavior in the Print or Help functions of most software applications.