Photoshop CC: Text box, text selection, transform bounding box not showing

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CC 2019: I have no text cursor/highlight, no bounding boxes, or selection edges working on CMYK documents

Ever since the update,

> I cannot view bounding boxes
> Cannot view transform tool edges or text box edges
> Cannot view the text being selected/highlighted

Particularly frustrating because literally no work can proceed without being able to control these.
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Madhuri Ravishankar

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Posted 7 months ago

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Havent upgraded yet but perhaps show extras has been turned off?
View menu >> Extras
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Madhuri Ravishankar

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Nope, checked that. Still doesn't show.
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Fran

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Getting the same issue with the Transform bounding Box. It's ridiculous.

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Madhuri Ravishankar

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Fran, just as a temporary fix -

Photoshop - Preferences - Performance - Uncheck "use graphics processor" - restart

This should solve the issue though this is not/should not be the fix. It still will continue to trouble you, some areas within the bounding box will not load right. But use this to save yourself some frustration till Adobe can map out a solution for this.
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This is a workaround for me, but not a long-term solution. Thanks for the tip; I was literally navigating blind before this.
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What version of Photoshop are you seeing this with? Is this the current version downloaded off of Adobe.com?
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Madhuri Ravishankar

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20.0.0

Legal, latest update.
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Just wanted to confirm that I'm having the same issue with 20.0.1 on a Mac running macOS 10.13 with a Radeon Pro 555 2048 MB and Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB.

Disabling 3D acceleration is a workaround, but definitely not a solution.
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Timmy Rau

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Same Problem here on OS 10.14.1  with Photoshop 20.0.1.

When in a transformation/rotation i can not put a auxiliary line in the picture.
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Same problem on Mac OS 10.14.1, Photoshop 20.0.1. This is a new problem to me, since upgrading to Mojave last weekend. Control tools not showing, nor selected item bounding box, nor selected text (no highlighting, or underlining of selected text object).
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Having a similar problem. Running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.1 with Photoshop 20.0.1. Transform controls aren't showing. I also have to restart Photoshop every now and then because at some point it will stop displaying any change/action I make to my document.
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Are you editing an RGB or a CMYK file? I was having the same problem and found two workarounds;

1. you can turn off your graphics acceleration as Madhuri mentions above 

OR

2. Open an RGB document and the selections and transform tools work again, even in your CMYK file. See known issue: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/known-issues.html#Texttoolhighlightselectionpixelselectionedges...

You have to do the latter every time you open PS. Hope this works for you.
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Stephanie Williams

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Just tried the RGB document option and that fixed the issue for me. Kinda strange that that's the workaround but I'll take it! Thanks!
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Joel Pons Schmidt

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Having this same issue with latest version on Mojave. Opening an RGB seems to be a valid workaround for me, but seems pretty janky.

Adobe seems to be losing their grip on quality control. First, XD seems barely usable, now this. I don't remember having this many issues with hacked versions of CC when I was in university - just sayin'. lol.
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If bounding box is not visible, press cmd+H (Mac) or Ctrl+H (Win) while the object is selected for transformation.
To get reference point including the centre anchor while transforming, press Cmd+T or Ctrl+T to transform the object and then, click on the small box on top left of the menu bar called 'Toggle Reference Point' (it appears immediately to the left of the Reference point bounding box). Thanks!

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This issue does not have to do anything with hiding extras. Pressing Cmd/Ctrl-H will not help.

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