Every time I type something, I can't see what I'm typing. It's always white with no fill.. Even if I set the font color to black, I still can't see my text when editing it. when typing new text, i can't see what i'm typing

I can't see what I typed unless I select it

  • Is it in a mask?
    – UIO
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 14:06
  • @OwenHughes No there's no masks Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 14:09
  • Are you sure that the part you're editing has no fill if you only select this part ?
    – Clafouti
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 11:47
  • @Clafou Sry, not entirely sure if I understand you correctly, but even if I turn on fill color, the text is still white while i'm typing/editing. It's not until I click outside the text to quit editing that the text becomes black. Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 13:20
  • Do you have this issue with every sketch file or is it tied to a specific document?
    – Clafouti
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 14:48

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I'm a Sketch beginner and this happened to me as well. I've realised the text colour and fills are different things. I had this setting on for my text and it was behaving exactly as you described:

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Once I changed that to something other than white I could see it again while typing!

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    That fixed it!! You're my hero. Commented Nov 15, 2018 at 7:47
  • Yes! thank you this worked! You are a lifesaver, it was becoming time consuming to correct the color every time.
    – user141159
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 14:28

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