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Old 02-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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Polygon Lasso tool closes by itself

My polygon lasso tool closes by itself before I complete the selection. After I make several clicks, the screen blinks and the tool has closed the link at the last point. I'm pretty good with the pen tool but I still want my lasso to work when things just need something simple and easy.
How can I make this work again?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Polygon Lasso tool closes by itself

I do not know why this should happen, I have never seen the screen blink or the automatic closing of a selection without double clicking using a mouse at least.

When it happens you could select a point on the closed selection and hold the shift key down while clicking on new points and to finish double click, which should give you the selection you require.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:55 PM
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Re: Polygon Lasso tool closes by itself

Thanks Tony, I'll try your suggestion next time it happens. Funny, I've never double-clicked to close a selection. I have always clicked away, until I ended up where I started and the little 'o' appears and the selection closes by itself. But I have Googled this issue and it's certainly not unheard of. Thanks again, Bob
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:47 AM
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Re: Polygon Lasso tool closes by itself

If you use a pen/tablet it is easy to double-click by accident (this closes a selection). But the screen blinking (?!) does not sound like this.

Have you tried turning off OpenGL (3D acceleration)? See if that change anything...
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: Polygon Lasso tool closes by itself

hi,
I am thinnking of 2 possiblities...

1. maybe your windows mouse setting to high .. try backing them off and see

2. another is maybe the mouse is getting worn out... I have had that happen to me in the past .. if you know you have good spare mouse try it and see what happens
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