All of a sudden I can't type width and height of a marquee in the top bar. The document is a standard JPG, no quick mask modes, (single) layer is normal and unlocked. The Fixed Ratio and Size styles are not affected; it's only the Normal style that seems to be afflicted.

I've restarted Photoshop several times, and even the computer itself, but to no avail. Any suggestion?

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    You're not supposed to be able to add width or height when the style is Normal. You need to pick Fixed Size and then you can add width and height.
    – Joonas
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 13:27

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In Normal mode the Width and Height options are not useable. This is by design. This is so you can use the marquee tool to freely select a size or ratio.

Normal Mode

In Fixed Ratio you can choose a ratio for your selection to draw out at.

Fixed Ratio

In Fixed Size mode you can enter in a height and width for your selection.

Fixed Size

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