Photoshop sometimes, for no apparent reason, can start acting funny on you. One common cause has to do with Photoshop's Preferences. Sometimes, they can get messed up, specially whit software updates or upgrades.
In this case, when starting PS just hold down "Shift+Ctrl+Alt" Win / "Shift+Command+Option" Mac, on your keyboard.
The very first thing you'll see is a dialog box that pops up asking if you want to delete the existing Preferences file (which is the "Settings" file) then just click OK and Photoshop will restart using the default preferences file.
Thanks, much, for your help. I tried that but it still will not allow me to see the changes in the type layer as I scroll through the fonts.
It's frustrating because I've been using that tool for years and now it will not work for me in CS5 Extended.
yes, exactly! it will not change. what I have to do is to minimize the picture or pick it up and move it in order to see the change. but this doesnt work always. even if it does work ITS VERY VERY annoying. It takes me 15 min (!!) to write a name underneath a picture.
otherwise the photoshop works fine. I wouldnt say it works slowly as all other changes tend to show immediately. Its just the writing what doesnt work.
Also Im wondering, do you see next to names of fonts how they actually look like? I have seen it on someone else's Photoshop, but mine doesn't display it. I couldn't find where to adjust this. Thanxx
Thanks a lot, mine looks exactly the same. Actually it is more than just changing the font, when I use Silver efex, the same thing happens. I have to grab the picture and move it in order to see any changes.