Tool cursor shown as cross hair in PS CS4 for any tool selected

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  1. stealers

    stealers TPF Noob!

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    I was playing with PS CS4 and I noticed that my cursor is shown as a cross-hair + when I select any of the PS Tools. Quickly checked the Preferences -> General -> Cursors and it has "Normal Brush Tip" selected. Two days ago, I remember selecting the "Show crosshair in Bursh Tip" check box checked. Now even when I uncheck, doesn't work. I want to get back my cursor displaying the correct tool (say Lasso, Dodge, etc). Any help appreicated.
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    UGH this has been a bug since PS4...maybe even before...i thought they had solved it by now, and then it happened to me a few weeks ago in CS3.

    what you need to do now, is go select the crosshair option...and you may get the brush sized cursor.
    eventually it will again become the crosshair, and then you'll need to go change it back to normal brush size again.

    if anyone has a better solution, i look forward to a permanent fix.
     
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    Yes, as said above, this many photoshop versions. When it happens to me, I simply re-open the programme and it sorts itself.
     
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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have PS elements 5 and it happens in that also, but with me I find it is when I have been doing a lot of different stuff on the PC [ a low memory thing] so I close the program shut down the PC and reboot and its fixed.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    You might have 'precision', not 'standard' selected in the cursor preferences.
     
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    Imaginis TPF Noob!

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    In normal mode, it happens when you have the caps lock on.
     
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    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    Ditto. Worht double-checking.
     
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    As Imaginis said, check the CapsLock.

    It is a feature of PS, and not a bug, that CapsLock functions as a quick toggle from your normal cursor mode to "precision".
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup....Caps Lock.

    And don't feel too silly....it's happened to every single Photoshop user at some point. ;)
     
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    WOW really?
    that;s awesome! here ive been for 10+ years assuming it was a bug.
    turns out its a feature!
    heheh

    that'll teach me to RTFM! ;)
     
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    This and also the nasty accidental selecting of one pixel and wondering why your brushes aren't working :x
     

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