I've noticed when assigning file names during a "Save As" in Monterey, the text I type gets put in the wrong place. For example, if I am trying to save the file as img.png, I instead get i.pngmg

This means I need to start over naming the file, or select and correct both the beginning and end.

Are others experiencing this too, and is there a way to fix it?

(In addition to this, the Save As dialog window often appears in the bottom left of the screen, and is partially occluded. I have to drag it back to the center before doing anything. But the renaming bug is the bigger nuisance.)

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    What applications exhibit this issue? I tested with Preview in macOS Monterey and it works as one would expect, no issues. Dec 13, 2021 at 2:51
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    @user3439894 Interesting. Thanks for that feedback. This is happening consistently in Adobe Photoshop 2022. I think I saw it happen elsewhere too. I will make note of any other applications I experience it in.
    – Mentalist
    Dec 13, 2021 at 4:03
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    @user3439894 I think I run into this as well a few times (and I'm not using Photoshop), thought I just mis-typed/clicked. Will watch for it.
    – nohillside
    Dec 13, 2021 at 7:40
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    I have been experiencing weird naming bugs like this as well, but couldn't pin point to a specific application or anything else
    – X_841
    Dec 13, 2021 at 8:17
  • @X_841 I wondered if it might be related to having long file names, or that I always keep my file extensions visible, or maybe something specific to certain applications. These are just ideas, and characteristics I'm paying attention to, hoping to spot a pattern. I haven't spotted any so far. What triggers this bug is currently anyone's guess.
    – Mentalist
    Dec 14, 2021 at 1:35

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This is a known issue for Photoshop when using macOS Monterey. Adobe are working with/waiting for Apple to solve it.

On the Photoshop/Monterey issues list on the Adobe website, it says the following:

Filename error while using Save As

  • Issue: Clicking and typing in the file name field in Save As dialogs, results in jumbled file names
  • Solution: We're investigating the issue with Apple. Stay tuned for updates.

That said, I have experienced this occasionally in other file dialogs (I don't use Photoshop).

The only solution I know of is to press command+A to select all, and start typing again.

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    Thank you for the answer. I'm accepting it because it provides as much information as can be known at this time. (Confirms that Adobe is aware of the bug and taking action.) If you find out more with time (like news of a patch), please consider updating your answer with additional info.
    – Mentalist
    Apr 19, 2022 at 10:44

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