Can't edit text in textfield

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2018-08-15 08:49:21

Hello,
when I create a new textfield and try to edit the "Text", I can type what I want, nothing changes. It still reads only "Text".
I can change the font-size, the font and make it bold or italic, but I can't get any text into the field.
I restarted Pixelmator several times and created new documents, just to test it, but it was the same every time.

Just, if you're wondering: when I deselect the textfield and type on my keyboard, Pixelmator begins to select the different tools, associated with the different keys. Pixelmator seems to get input from my keyboard...
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2018-08-15 09:21:46

EDIT: This has been fixed in Pixelmator v3.7.4, released on August 27, 2018. If you're still having this issue, simply update to the latest version of Pixelmator.

Hi there, it sounds like you're having the same issue as the people in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15874

If you could send us an email at support@pixelmator.com, we can share a beta version of Pixelmator with a fix.

P.S. I'd generally advise avoiding beta versions of macOS as these kinds of issues can pop up from time to time, so if you need Pixelmator (and other apps) to function reliably, stick to the stable, public releases.
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2018-08-15 09:39:37

Ah, thank you! I don't know, why the thread didn't pop up in my search... Sorry, for opening a new one.
I'll talk to the support per email. Thank you a lot!
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2018-08-15 11:43:06

No worries, I'm happy any time we can help!
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2019-05-30 12:02:05

Hi,
I can't edit the text in the text box, but when I click it, it goes into text editing mode.
It keeps saying text. What can i do to fix this?
thanks,
PixPro
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2019-05-30 16:09:22

Hi pixpro.
If I remember correctly, there was a problem with a specific version of Pixelmator and recent updates of macOS a while back. It was patched pretty quickly. Are you running latest versions of both? (Pixelmator 3.8.4 on macOS 10.14.5).
Hope this helps. If not, come back and I'm sure someone will help out.
- Stef.
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2019-06-14 19:26:49

Hi,
I am have a problem where I cant type in the text field in pixelmator, what can I do to fix this?
Thanks,
Sanjay
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2019-06-16 07:56:55

got the same problem as Sanjay. It was ok yesterday this is causing me problems as I have to fix a picture quickly...
by Sanjay 2019-06-14 18:26:49 Hi,
I am have a problem where I cant type in the text field in pixelmator, what can I do to fix this?
Thanks,
Sanjay
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2019-06-16 08:04:15

by spydeeex 2019-06-16 00:00:00 got the same problem as Sanjay. It was ok yesterday this is causing me problems as I have to fix a picture quickly...
It's ok - I just completely quit Pixelmator and restarted - on now. that was a scary moment.

When in doubt turn everything off and on again.

Shame we can't reboot the planet.
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2019-06-17 11:12:29

For all future visitors to this thread — this was fixed in Pixelmator v3.7.4, released on August 27, 2018 (almost a year ago now...). If you're still having this issue, simply update to the latest version of Pixelmator.