Photoshop: v 21.2 Text and Layer Copying Problem

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I just updated to Photoshop CC v21.2. I'm on Windows 10. Everything seems normal up until I try to copy and paste something. In this case I've noticed it specifically with text layers and drawing layers.

Procedure to Duplicate (Happens every time for me):
1. Write a sentence in notepad.
2. Copy sentence to a text layer in Photoshop.
3. Move the text layer anywhere on the canvas. You will notice that there is a ghost copy of the text layer still present where it was originally located.

Alternative Issue:
1. Write a sentence in notepad.
2. Copy sentence to a text layer in Photoshop.
3. Edit your original sentence. You'll see the original ghost sentence is still visible while the new edited sentence is also visible making it impossible to read.

This is not just with notepad. If you write the sentence in Photoshop in a text layer, and then copy/paste part of who of that sentence to a new layer, it will do the same thing.

If you draw on a layer and copy/paste it, it will also do the same thing.

Any advice on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.


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There have been many reporting this issue; I believe that one of the Adobe people has already passed it on to their engineers... If you do a search at the top of this page, you will locate that thread and will see where they are with it...
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Oh I see, thank you! And the workaround (To turn off Legacy Compositing) seems to work!

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