Random characters appearing on my screen

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Random "S"es appeared in my design when I was adjusting my texts. Now I can't get rid of them! It seems attached to a random layer, and even when I delete and recreate that layer, it still appears. I can't erase it either. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? This has never happened to me before.
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Which application are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?

Any chance you have color samplers on the document?
What were you doing when the random letters appeared?
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Hi Chris,

I'm using Photoshop CS6, but I recently updated PS to 2015.0.1.

This issue happened in the version right before 2015.0.1. I haven't experienced the same issue after the update, but it's only been a short while since I updated.

I'm using a mac book pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.

By colour samplers do you mean the colours I was using?

BG: 5a5c63
Light grey strip: 6c6e74
"acoustic rg": b2b1a6
"I am who God says I am": e4e4df
Yellow bubble: fff799 (lowered to 65% opacity)
Grey Bubble: acacac (lowered to 65% opacity)
White bubble & White line: ffffff (lowered to 65% opacity)

This issue actually happened when I was trying to decrease the track on "acoustic rg". When a random letter appeared, at first I found that it could be erased. So even though that was very weird, I didn't bother about it because it was "fixed". Until it happened again when I was editing/moving the text for " I am who God says I am" when I noticed the "s"es appearing.

This time round when I erased the letter, it would reappear again with ANOTHER "s". When I deleted that layer and tried to create a new one, the letters would appear in the same spot.

Opening and closing the document didn't help. Restarting Photoshop didn't help either. I had to restart the computer, then it disappeared.
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No, by "color samplers", I mean "color samplers". Since you don't know what they are, you probably are not using them.