Photoshop: Text in layer mask

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Wouldn't it be great to be able to add editable text to a Layer mask?
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Or using a clipping mask.
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Yes, Jeffrey beat me to it. By keeping it as a clipping group it makes it easier to have font changes over multiple layers or masks that you can still apply to the photo while keeping the text independent for a plethora of composite and layout reasons.

Here is a sample file if you are unfamiliar and want to play with it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92yhml1kS78ekpGdFMtdVFfZ3M/view?usp=sharing
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Thanks for your reply, but I did not ask for Clipping Layers. Now 'bout that. I would like to have a Layer mask containing editable text.
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You are focusing on one facet that »Smart Layer Masks« would include anyway, so you may want to throw your support there. 
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Searching for 'Smart Layer Masks' doesn't bring me to a topic with that subject.  I can imagine what it means, and I like that. Smart Objects are the solution for everything. We can stop developing, and do everything in Smart Objects ;-).
But Smart Objects are not very good implemented yet. Especially when you want to update 1 instance - Ps changes all. (I know the workaround - but it is not very comfortable right now) I like to have both ;-) Smart Layer Masks and a possibility to add directly Editable Text in a Layer Mask.
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Searching for 'Smart Layer Masks' doesn't bring me to a topic with that subject. 
Have you checked out the first link I posted?  

I know the workaround - but it is not very comfortable right now
Are you referring to Layer Comps?