Photoshop: Alt-Click with Wacom Tablet on layer mask not working

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Ihave recently noticed that when I alt-click on a layer mask with my WacomIntuos Pro tablet it is not displaying the layer mask.  Occasional it doesbut most of the time it does not.  My mouse works just fine.  It doesnot make any difference if I use a Wacom tablet key or my keyboard for Alt.   The shiftand ctrl - click all work as expected.  Also Alt-click on other parts ofthe image work just fine.   I am on Windows 10 64 bit, Photoshop ver21.1.3, Wacom driver 6.3.39-1.

After experimenting I discovered this feature was working on version 21.1.1 and earlier but stopped working on version 21.1.2
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 i have the same setup except Wacom driver 6.3.27-2 and it works for me. I never upgraded my driver past this because later versions freeze the cursor when scrolling up/down on any application. 
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I downloaded and tried this version and had the same problems.  Only thing that works for me is to use an old version of Photoshop 2020 or 2019.  I have been fighting with the combination of Wacom, Photoshop, Microsoft for over 5 years.  I hope someday someone will figure out a solid combination.  Except for the few times I need pen pressure I would abandon the Wacom Tablet and just use a mouse.  It is extremely odd that a simple Alt-Click would not work in the one instance.   Thanks for your response.
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I should note that I can duplicate this problem on three different computers.  Two desktops one laptop.  All using the same Tablet.
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Wacom has confirmed that they are aware of this problem and they do not know when a fix will be available.  They advised me to try an older version Wacom driver.  I have tried an older driver and it did not fix the problem.  I have gone back to using PS CC 2019.  This and several other bugs were not present with this version.  I am really surprised more people are not complaining about this issue.  I can't be the only one experiencing it. 

I sure would appreciate a response from Adobe.  Since an older version of PS works there must have been some change in PS starting with 21.1.2 to cause this.