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Disappearing Cursor in Photoshop CS5


SlapShot

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Hi,
When working on a photo in CS5 Photoshop, when I move my cursor off the photo and over to the tools palette or the history, etc. palette my cursor disappears. I then have to somehow find one of the 'Mission Control' screen corners to show all open programs and click on the photo again and the cursor reappears for a while, then the same thing happens again...working on an iMac that I just updated to Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Any Ideas ??? I did multiple restarts already..

I did a search but nothing came up on this issue...
 

iDad

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I use an iMac also with the latest updates I see the problem now and then strange and frustrating I recently upgraded to CS6 I'm not sure if I see that problem anymore
 

SlapShot

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I use an iMac also with the latest updates I see the problem now and then strange and frustrating I recently upgraded to CS6 I'm not sure if I see that problem anymore
Thanks iDad...well put 'strange and frustrating' ...maybe CS6 is more acclimated to Mountain Lion ???
 

iDad

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I seem to remember is seeing this problem in earlier versions but CS5 was a bit more frequent I'm not Nearncomputer right now but I'll check it out again, I can remember searching for that problem also but I found nothing. I also thought that RAM might've been the issue, perhaps too many programs open, just a thought.
 

rufinatti

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I see that on occasion as well. What I wound up doing was installing PinPoint from the app store so that I could always find my cursor.

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I don't leave it on all the time because it gets in the way; but when the cursor disappears, I just hit a keyboard shortcut and my cursor is highlighted again so I can find it.

Yes, it's aggravating.
 

SlapShot

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I seem to remember is seeing this problem in earlier versions but CS5 was a bit more frequent I'm not Nearncomputer right now but I'll check it out again, I can remember searching for that problem also but I found nothing. I also thought that RAM might've been the issue, perhaps too many programs open, just a thought.

Good idea...I'm actually waiting for more RAM to be delivered as we speak..Closing all other programs...
 

SlapShot

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I see that on occasion as well. What I wound up doing was installing PinPoint from the app store so that I could always find my cursor.

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I don't leave it on all the time because it gets in the way; but when the cursor disappears, I just hit a keyboard shortcut and my cursor is highlighted again so I can find it.

Yes, it's aggravating.

Thanks Mr. r, I'm not familiar with that app...It's from he Apple App store ??? I'll see if I can find it !!
 

Steve

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Make sure your video driver is up to date.


Turn off Edit|Preferences|Performance|Use Graphics Processor


Try resetting the preferences file.
It cures a lot of strange behavior in PS.


Start Photoshop and immediately hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows)
or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS X).


Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"
 

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