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Tue, Jul 10, 2018 3:46 PM

Photoshop: Tool shortcuts stop working

For the past 2 weeks I have had a problem where tools suddenly stop working. I use key commands to select which I tool I want, then after a certain amount of time the key commands stop working. Each time I have to restart PS which sorts out the issue, but it's getting annoying. Has anyone else had this issue?


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12.3K Points

2 years ago

Hi Richard,

I too have had a few issues with some of my tools where they've stopped working (which I've not had before) but I just go to the tool and reset it and it usually fixes my problem. Once I've had to restart PS because I couldn't get the Dodge tool to do its thing and it worked after the restart.


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288.4K Points

2 years ago

Hi Richard, what OS are you on? Is it only the shortcut to activate the tool that stops working? Or do the tools themselves not work?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging