Type Tool Deselects Itself
When selecting the Type Tool by using the keyboard shortcut (T), it briefly activates, then deactivates itself and the previous tool selected is made active again. I am unable to use the type tool in the brief period of time it is made active. I can select it successfully by clicking on the icon on the sidebar.
Issue has been fixed in Id 14.0.1
Closing the thread as Fixed.
Agree with Erica this is happening WAY more than in 14.0.1. I've been experiencing this issue for over 6 months now and had some hacks that are no longer working (restarting my computer, selecting the type tool manually once etc). Now the only trick that works is hiding the tool bar, which contains all the type properties that I need when using the type tool in the first place. Please fix this once and for all. I rely on short cuts and its slowing down my process immensely.
Great - thank you!
Appears to be related to the Control Bar (Ctrl-Alt-6) having the Character / Character Fonts selected in the Customize Control Panel option set (which is on be default, of course). If you deselect that then using the (T) keyboard shortcut doesn't switch back to the Selection Tool (V) when you click with it - it operates as you'd expect.
Interestingly the same field being operable in the Properties panel doesn't produce the same problem, just on the traditional Control panel.
Type Tool still deselects itself
As per - https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/35753107-type-tool-deselects-itself - which is incorrectly marked as "Fixed".
Windows 10 64-bit / InDesign 14.0.2
14.0.2 - happens constantly. Never noticed before.
Charles Cousins commented
I can assure you this has NOT been fixed.
Charles Cousins commented
This happens with so many tools! Also experiencing major lag when selecting text tool.
I've been using Adobe software for over 30 years. IT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS BAD - PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN. Getting worse, not better.
Running latest OS on 2012 iMac (don't even think of telling me it's my fault for not buying a newer computer - I have the same problems on a 3-year old iMac - make sure your software is backward-compatible for a good 10 years, FFS)
I'm getting tired of submitting these bug reports on a variety of issues.
Erica Brooks commented
This is still happening to me in 14.0.2. In fact, it's happening at higher frequency than before. Earlier, it would happen every once in a while. I thought it would fix when I started with a completely fresh computer and newly downloaded CC apps with no preferences set. It was fine for the first week or so of using InDesign and a few fonts that I loaded for key projects, but today I finally got around to transferring all my fonts, and almost immediately I started having problems with the Type tool deactivating itself upon selecting it using the "T" shortcut. And now, it's consistently happening. And by "consistent," I mean literally every time.
I rely on shortcuts and this is maddening. Adobe team, please provide an update ASAP. Thank you.
I am still having this issue even with the 14.0.1 update. As others have mentioned the issue goes away if the Control bar is not open, but that's quite a tradeoff and woefully inefficient as well.
THIS IS NOT FIXED!
Problem is happening when I open indesign documents received from macos on windows.
This is very very annoying. Instead of adding useless and "fancy new functions" better keep the old ones and not break them.
Richard Loveday commented
I can assure it isn't fixed with the latest update. I'm still having the issue today!
Liza Burns commented
Y'all this is NOT fixed yet. SUPER frustrating.
IT'S NOT FIXED!!!
I'm using version 14.0.1 and still hava this bug
This issue has not been fixed in 14.0.1. Occasionally when switching to another tool, like the line tool, and then using the keyboard shortcut (T) to select the type tool, the action works. However, it still does not work when you have the move tool selected. In the screencap below, every time the tool quickly selects the type tool I'm pressing (T) on my keyboard and every time it switches back to the move tool, I'm not touching anything. So, it seems like it was partially fixed, but, still has major issues.
Craig Slade commented
This is still happening to me and has been for a few versions now. Windows 10, 14.0.1 x64
This has been messing with my workflow for months, would really appreciate some movement from Adobe to resolve.
I'm experiencing this still today.
Sumeet Gupta commented
Hello, I am facing a problem in switching between 'Text' and 'Selection tool'. While using short-cut, if the 'Selection' tool is selected and I press 'T' for Text Tool, it changes to 'Text Tool' for a nanosecond and went back to Selection Tool.
Because of which I have to manually select the Text tool to make a text hangar.
Also the duplicate short cut command doesn't work properly.
Please look into this matter.
I've got v 14.0.1 and the issue is still present!
Larry Wahl commented
Agreed 100% with comment below.
This is still an issue—a very bad one when you're trying to work on layout.
And IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN THE CONTROL BAR IS VISIBLE.
This is still very much a problem for me. On 14.0.1