Photoshop: CS6 Type Tool slow

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I have just upgraded to CS6 and the type tool in Photoshop is running incredibly slow. All the other tools run well bar the type tool. Why is this and can i fix it?
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ryan mazur

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Posted 5 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Try these steps to fix most issues: http://bit.ly/Troubleshoot_PS

I suspect you need to update Photoshop to the latest version, and or troubleshoot your fonts and font caches. Instructions for both in the document/link above.
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Also see this page for how to troubleshoot font problems: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/t...

And we've had some problems on a few MacOS systems with the middle eastern type engine being slow due to some sort of problem in the OS (it takes forever to return from some functions that should be quick). We're still investigating that problem.
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Hi Ryan,

Did these steps solve your problem? Are you still seeing this issue?

Thanks,
David
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Lenox Reign

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I'm seeing a similar issue now.
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Hi Jason,

What OS are you using?  What version of Photoshop?  Have you installed any new fonts recently?  Do you use a font management application?

Thanks,
David
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Lenox Reign

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Windows 7
The latest version of Photoshop
No new fonts
Suitcase Fusion 4
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Also, you might want to try disabling Suitcase Fusion and seeing if that helps to clear up the problems (trash both sets of font caches after you disable it, just to be sure).
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Lenox Reign

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When I disable all the startups and delete the OS font cache, they come back.

I have also completely removed Suitcase Fusion and the problem is still there.
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Lenox Reign

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I went through and removed as many files related to Suitcase as I could (some would not delete). Now the font cache doesn't rebuild in file:///C:/Windows/ServiceProfiles/LocalService/AppData/Local/, but the Type Tool is still SUPER slow.
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Hi Lenox,

Let me follow up with you and try to troubleshoot your problem.  I will send you an email.

Thanks,
David
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Lenox Reign

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I turned off the font preview and that solved the problem for now. Thanks.
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Lenox Reign

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No, but I will try that right now.
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Lenox Reign

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I had quit Photoshop and several other apps earlier. This time I end all exe processes. To ensure there was nothing else open and it still would not allow me to delete those two files. See the attached screenshot.
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Hi Lenox,

It sounds like you have some app that's still using this file.  I would shut down the OS.  If you have any apps that automatically launch, I would disable these.  Then, relaunch with nothing running at all.  Now, try to delete the file.  It should not be hard to delete and it's by far the most likely culprit.  

Thanks,
David
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Lenox Reign

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Agreed, I'll do that now.
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Lenox Reign

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That worked!

FYI: Now I have five font cache files in C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local