Type tool still deselects itself InDD 15.0.1
The bug has been already reported, it's been claimed to be fixed in 14.0.1, but actually still persists and never was corrected.
Typing "T" just selects the type tool very briefly, then changes back to the previous tool. Clicking inside a text frame has the same result, even if you get to select some part of the text, it just changes back tot he previous tool in most of the cases. The only way to get it work, is to select the tool in the sidebar, however even there it takes several seconds to become active.
Using InDD 15.0.1 on a Mac Pro, MacOS 10.13
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I just installed Adobe ID 16.1 today trying to fix this issue on an older version of InDesign. I'm on a Mac running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6.
When I first started using InDesign 16.1, this issue was not occurring but as I worked suddenly it started again.
The trick of going to the gear icon in the top right of the app, and unselecting "Character Font" worked for me too so far.
This has been happening for many many versions and it's been very frustrating and disruptive to workflows with editing copy. Hopefully this little work around lasts, but it would be great to see a true solution once and for all soon.
Karl Gustafson commented
I have 16.1 and this problem just started. Ridiculous
[update] the gear icon fix below worked for me as well.
16.1 and having this problem. Seen some potential fixes but not 100% sure how to apply them! Thanks for your input everyone.
[UPDATE] "At the top right, there is a gear icon. Click that and under Character, uncheck the Character Fonts option. This fixed it for me." - this appears to have worked for me also 👍
This just happened to me. Working on a document for a few days and this issue appears suddenly. I had recently installed some system fonts and several were bad. Uninstalled the bad fonts and it works fine again. I think it runs out of memory when trying to load the fonts when you switch to the Type tool. No idea why it's only when using the shortcut key though. Deactivating the Character tool set from the Control bar also works (since it isn't loading the fonts for viewing) but is just a workaround for a bad font.
In the text tool controll pannel,
"At the top right, there is a gear icon. Click that and under Character, uncheck the Character Fonts option. This fixed it for me."
This worked for me too. Thanks someone.
Removing the *Document fonts* folder (contents) worked for me too! Thank you, Steve & RV!
THIS IS A CRAZY-MAKING BUG! C'mon already, Adobe!!
Steve Floreani commented
Still not fixed. (Win Version 16.0.1 x64).
Removing the *Document fonts* folder (contents) worked for me - as suggested by RV on August 25, 2020 12:31 PM
Christina Haugen commented
Having this issue in Adobe 2021 version 16.0, also had it in previous versions. Very time consuming bug.
After updating to ver. 16 I get this problem now!!!
Halil Karasu commented
15.1.2 user here. And having the same frustrating problem. It's "T" keyboard shortcut for Type tool. When i press "T" its type tool for 1 second and goes back to previous tool.
Yet, issue is there in 15.1.2
NO! it isn't fixed at all.
I still can't switch to text tool from (f.e.) eyedropper tool to text tool with "T" key.
Text tool activates for a second, then it returns to eyedropper tool.
It won't work also with other tools as first (preventing me from switching to text tool).
It's now 2020, and it is NOT fixed. Please do not sweep this under the carpet.
I had this infuriating problem too, but was able to overcome it entirely via following technique.
(Note: I'm using INDD 15.1.2 on Windows 10 in late August 2020).
Adobe should note that this is a workaround only and not a total solution to their bug.
In this thread there is a post by: Anonymous on May 29, 2020 13:49. which states:
"removing the Document Fonts folder (for a packaged indesign document) so no fonts were loading from the packaged Document Fonts folder. If even 1 font is still in the folder I get the problem, which also includes extreme lag when switching into or out of the text tool and selecting text."
Further to this, I then closed and re-opened document.
Hope this helps some people.
Just updated today and not fixed. Very very annoying.
Katya Fransheska Hernández Siliezar commented
Adding to the thread. Definitely not fix, and an extremely annoying bug to be working agaisnt.
A really time-consuming bug, please fix it.
Zano Korellio commented
August 2020, it's still happening when working with heavy documents or multiple open documents.
Matthew King commented
This wasn't fixed and is infuriating. I'm up date to date as well.
Still happening as of the latest update. If it's helpful, it hadn't been happening to me for quite a while and just came back with the new update released this week or last week? Nothing changed in terms of fonts being added, no new images or files. Working on a previous document that worked fine until today.