Photoshop: The highlighted text is linked with Selection Edge

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Photoshop Ver.19.1(CC 2018) and 18.1(CC 2017)
Windows and Mac

1. Select "Rectangular Marquee Tool" and appropriate range selection.
2. Select View menu - Show - "Selection Edge" and change check off.
3. Select "Horizonal Type Tool" and enter the text appropriately.
4. Select View menu "Extra".

Then you can not see it even if you select the range of the text, and the text cursor also disappears.
(Displayed instantaneously when selecting operation)

Continue to do the next operation.

5. Select "Move Tool" and move text area.
6. Select "Horizonal Type Tool" and select text area.
7. The range selection of the text part is highlighted again.

At this time both "Selection Edge" and "Extra" remain OFF.
Repeated ON and OFF of "Extra" will return the highlighted display.

However, it seems strange that the inverted display of text is linked to "Selection Edge" in the first place.
It is best to leave text selection in highlighted display.





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assause

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This is actually how this feature has always worked.  The marquee is restored when you select another chunk of text, as that's usually what users would like.  Are you suggesting that we disable this behavior?

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David
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Cristen Gillespie

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> The marquee is restored when you select another chunk of text, as that's usually what users would like.  Are you suggesting that we disable this behavior?>

Although I know that's how it's always worked, I would prefer Cmd-H always hid the highlighting until I toggled it back on. I'm often changing bits and pieces for word art.

Why do users want the highlighting to come back just because they selected different text?Because they forget they've hidden the highlighting in the first place, so they freak out when the next selection is also hidden? Couldn't it be sticky, but NOT written to preferences on quit, so it always reverted next session to the default?
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Howdy Cristen,

A preference that isn't retained between sessions would be a hard sell and not really match our behavioral model.  I'm curious to understand the impact of this and I'm happy to submit a feature request, but without a good user story, I doubt it'll be taken seriously, since this is how the feature has always worked.  Could you share how this change would improve your workflow or how the existing behavior is a pain?

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David
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Cristen Gillespie

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> A preference that isn't retained between sessions would be a hard sell and not really match our behavioral model. >

I can understand that point. It's not a major issue for me. Just could be more convenient to have highlighting stick around. And since I realise that most users would do that sometime and forget, then panic if it stuck around session to session, I thought perhaps wiping it out after the session ended. The "oh no, I can't paint!" wail that comes from a hidden, but active selection, which does turn off if you create or open a new document.

When creating word art, as opposed to normal formatting for text in a layout, it's standard to highlight a word here and there and change the font. Typically, you set the text, using separate layers to be able to move and overlap the text, then highlight a letter (for alternates, usually) word or phrase and run through your font list to see what type of font might be expressive with the style of the imagery in the document.

It all gets changed around as you try for a visual effect, maybe legible, but not necessarily so, or not very legible, anyway. You're creating another graphic, basically. So I have to keep turning off the highlighting in order to see it clearly as a graphic element in its environment, not simply using an italic style in a paragraph for emphasis. I'm trying to break all the "rules" we were taught for using type in layouts, which makes it that much more difficult.  '-}
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