ELEMENTS - typing changes tools instead of text?

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Every time I am trying to type, each letter becomes a shortcut and changes the tool being used. Initially I reset my presets and this worked for about half an hour but it has got worse and is now happening after about 30 seconds of relaunching. I am not experiencing problems in any other application. Weird, weird, weird.
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Alison Nicholas

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Chris Cox

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Which version of Elements?
Which OS version?
Did you create a type layer before typing?
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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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Are you starting with the Type tool, and then clicking into your document to start the original placement for the text prior to typing?
All of the tools have a key shortcut associated with them, the Type tool is T for instance.

More here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-ele...
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Alison Nicholas

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I am using Elements 12. Yes I created a new layer before typing. I reset all of my settings, relaunch and the it just suddenly starts doing random changes. It is as though I have told it to use the shortcuts but I haven't (to the best of my knowledge) Pete it is the big green T that I am pressing which is just the Horizontal Type Tool.
If I press E it brings up the Eraser Tool, Y brings up the Red Eye Removal etc. Does anyone know how I can perhaps disable this :-)
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David, Official Rep

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Hiya Alison,

What kind of keyboard are you running?  Do you have any keyboard capture or screen capture software installed (doesn't even need to be running)?  What happens in other applications, such as Word?