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    Reading the threads about Photoshop acting weird I thought that I should report the problem I had just in case it is of help to somebody.
    Some of the PS tools became unavailable, ie eraser & background eraser stopped working, most of the brushes refused to work for the clone tool, the healing brush and the patch tool disappeared.

    After much de-installing, re-installation, defrags, etc., I found out that it was my Wacom tablet causing the problem. If I left my tablet plugged in (USB of course), all these tools, and some others became unavailable to the normal mouse. This means that if my tablet, a Graphire 2, is plugged in I must use it's mouse and pen and not the PS/2 mouse.

    Quite annoying!!

  • #2
    Welcome to RetouchPRO rogleale!

    Thanks for that tip! You're correct that a lot of people seem to have experienced PS7 acting weird. Any info which might help clear up the weirdness is definitely appreciated!



    • #3
      Welcome aboard and thanks for the info. I have the older Intous and an IBM optical mouse with PS 7 and I've never had that problem. The only problem I have infrequently my cursor won move from a stopped position using the pen tool so I will grab the mouse and move it just a bit and then the pen works again. More of a glitch than anything but not that often to be a bother. My Wacom is plugged in to a USB port and my mouse is on a hub. Did you question Wacom about why that happens?


      • #4
        Very fast response here for Wacom queries....


        • #5
          Let me add my welcome, too, rogleale. Great that your first post was something very helpful.

          Somewhere in the future it will no doubt save someone a lot of time and frustration.

          Well done.



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