Photoshop: Typing values into adjustment layers not working (loses focus)

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If I add an adjustment layer, like color balance or hue/saturation, and attempt to type a two-digit value into a field, I can type the first digit but then the field loses focus and does not enter the second digit (it seems to switch to the layer's opacity, though no blinking cursor appears there). If it's a negative value, it will allow "-" and the first digit before similarly losing focus.

When this happens the history window will show "Master Opacity Change" and often it changes the opacity for the adjustment layer being edited to the second digit pressed * 10 (so if the second digit was 2, it sets the opacity to 20%). Sometimes it does not change the opacity, but "Master Opacity Change" is still added to the history.
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What version of Photoshop is it? Under which operating system?
Check the dot version in help>system info (for instance, 14.2 or 13.1.3)
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I had CS5 previously and this was not a problem, but on CC it is. Here's the specs:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 14.2 (14.2 20131211.r.515 2013/12/11:23:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2672 MHz
Built-in memory: 24567 MB
Free memory: 16521 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 22204 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
Font Preview: Medium
TextComposer: Latin
Display: 1
Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1200, right=1600
Display: 2
Display Bounds: top=0, left=1600, bottom=1080, right=3520
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
gpu[0].Renderer="GeForce 9400 GT/PCIe/SSE2"
gpu[0].Vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
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I have this problem with CS5. I even click into input in levels, or hue in hue/saturation, for instance, and immediately, it turns gray and typing does nothing. Sometimes it takes multiple clicks to regain focus on the field I'm trying to edit.

I'm using a Mac and thought it might have something to do with the OS, but since you're on Windows, I wonder if it's an Adobe issue.
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jay: you should click +1 at the top so the topic gets more attention ;)
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done, and thanks.