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Text disappearing while typing
#65692 02/07/24 01:13 AM
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I’ve got this infuriating problem where my text disappears in the middle of typing in Messages, although it does reappear with ⌘ Z. It doesn’t happen in either TextEdit or Safari.

If there's any consistent action on my part that's at the problem's root, I haven't noticed it.

Is anyone else experiencing it?

I take it back! It just happened in Safari as I was typing this, and it may have something to do with reaching the end of a line.

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Re: Text disappearing while typing
artie505 #65696 02/07/24 06:46 PM
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About a week ago I experienced a similar thing in Apple Mail. Very perplexing, but it has not reoccurred and no clue why it even happened. My only guess there was something about the email to which I was typing the reply message. crazy


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Re: Text disappearing while typing
artie505 #65714 02/09/24 06:40 PM
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Check out MacOS 14.3.1 update. It addresses text typing issues.


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Re: Text disappearing while typing
Ira L #65715 02/09/24 07:01 PM
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Thanks, it's on my to-do list.

Software Update mentions only one specific typing issue, though, so I hope it's not the whole shebang.

Fingers crosed, though.


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Re: Text disappearing while typing
artie505 #65721 02/11/24 12:43 PM
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So far, so good?

I didn't have the disappearing text issue, but updated anyway.

My issue is my new HP monitor. Before upgrading to Sonoma, it wasn't being recognized most of the time. After, it was, most of the time. I'm hoping that now, that will be all of the time.

It was an issue after going to sleep, but a Restart fixed it.

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Gregg #65722 02/11/24 04:27 PM
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No definitive answer yet. It was/is(?) an erratic thing, and I lost some text last night, but not the same as I've been experiencing, so I can't be sure.

I'll update after I've gone an extended period with no aggravation.


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artie505 #65726 02/13/24 05:27 PM
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Well, so far I haven't experienced my original problem, which occurred at the end of a line of type...almost exclusively in Messages, but once in a Safari post, but I've run into e new one - twice now - while posting in Safari where the beginning of a line disappears.


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