Photoshop CS6: ATI GPU + No Application Frame + MacOS = jerky mouse pointer

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There is a problem with the Mac version of Photoshop CS6 that makes the mouse pointer very jerky whenever you interact with any of the palettes (Layers, Channels, Actions, etc.). It has been determined that this only happens if you: 1) have an ATI/AMD graphics card, and 2) do not use the Application Frame. This problem has been reported a handful of times on adobeforums.com, so it's not just me. I have verified through a friend that the problem does not exist on his Macbook with a NVIDIA graphics card.

The Application Frame is fine for programs like InDesign where you generally work on one document at a time. But in Photoshop, it's not uncommon for me to have a dozen or more files open at once, and I frequently drag elements from one file to another. So the Application Frame is extremely impractical for me in Photoshop.
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Which MacOS version do you see this problem with?

And does the problem go away if you disable GPU drawing in preferences?
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This is under 10.8.2. Disabling GPU drawing does not help.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Mac OS 10.8.2
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:30, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2930 MHz
Built-in memory: 8192 MB
Free memory: 4127 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 7578 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
OpenGL Drawing: Disabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Version: 2.1 ATI-1.0.29
OpenCL Version:
Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Card Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5750 OpenGL Engine
Display: 2
Display Depth:= 32
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: -1920, bottom: 1200, right: 0
Video Renderer ID: 16915202
Video Card Memory: 995 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
OpenGL Version: 2.1 ATI-1.0.29
OpenCL Version:
Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Card Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5750 OpenGL Engine
Display: 1
Main Display
Display Depth:= 32
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1440, right: 2560
Video Renderer ID: 16915202
Video Card Memory: 995 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
Application folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Macintosh HD, 899.5G, 724.7G free
Required Plug-ins folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:Adobe Photoshop CS6.app:Contents:Required:
Primary Plug-ins folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:Plug-ins:
Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

Installed components:

adbeape.framework adbeape 3.3.8.19346 66.1025012
AdbeScriptUIFlex.framework AdbeScriptUIFlex 6.2.29.18602 66.490082
adobe_caps.framework adobe_caps 6.0.29.0 1.276181
AdobeACE.framework AdobeACE 2.19.18.20743 66.507768
AdobeAGM.framework AdobeAGM 4.26.20.20743 66.507768
AdobeAXE8SharedExpat.framework AdobeAXE8SharedExpat 3.7.101.18636 66.26830
AdobeAXEDOMCore.framework AdobeAXEDOMCore 3.7.101.18636 66.26830
AdobeBIB.framework AdobeBIB 1.2.02.20743 66.507768
AdobeBIBUtils.framework AdobeBIBUtils 1.1.01 66.507768
AdobeCoolType.framework AdobeCoolType 5.10.33.20743 66.507768
AdobeCrashReporter.framework AdobeCrashReporter 6.0.20120720
AdobeExtendScript.framework AdobeExtendScript 4.2.12.18602 66.490082
AdobeJP2K.framework AdobeJP2K 2.0.0.18562 66.236923
AdobeLinguistic.framework 17206
AdobeMPS.framework AdobeMPS 5.8.0.19463 66.495174
AdobeOwl.framework AdobeOwl 4.0.95 66.510504
AdobePDFL.framework AdobePDFL 10.0.1.18562 66.419471
AdobePDFSettings.framework AdobePDFSettings 1.4
AdobePIP.framework AdobePIP 6.0.0.1654
AdobeScCore.framework AdobeScCore 4.2.12.18602 66.490082
AdobeUpdater.framework AdobeUpdater 6.0.0.1452 "52.338651"
AdobeXMP.framework AdobeXMPCore 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPFiles.framework AdobeXMPFiles 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPScript.framework AdobeXMPScript 66.145661 66.145661
ahclient.framework ahclient 1.7.0.56
aif_core.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
aif_ocl.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
aif_ogl.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
AlignmentLib.framework xcode 1.0.0.1
amtlib.framework amtlib 6.0.0.75
boost_date_time.framework boost_date_time 6.0.0.0
boost_signals.framework boost_signals 6.0.0.0
boost_system.framework boost_system 6.0.0.0
boost_threads.framework boost_threads 6.0.0.0
Cg.framework NVIDIA Cg
CIT.framework CIT 2.0.5.19287 145486
data_flow.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
dvaaudiodevice.framework dvaaudiodevice 6.0.0.0
dvacore.framework dvacore 6.0.0.0
dvamarshal.framework dvamarshal 6.0.0.0
dvamediatypes.framework dvamediatypes 6.0.0.0
dvaplayer.framework dvaplayer 6.0.0.0
dvatransport.framework dvatransport 6.0.0.0
dvaunittesting.framework dvaunittesting 6.0.0.0
dynamiclink.framework dynamiclink 6.0.0.0
FileInfo.framework FileInfo 66.145433 66.145433
filter_graph.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
hydra_filters.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
ICUConverter.framework ICUConverter 3.61 "gtlib_3.0" "." "16615"
ICUData.framework ICUData 3.61 "gtlib_3.0" "." "16615"
image_compiler.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
image_flow.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
image_runtime.framework AdobeAIF 3.0.00 62.490293
LogSession.framework LogSession 2.1.2.1652
mediacoreif.framework mediacoreif 6.0.0.0
PlugPlug.framework PlugPlug 3.0.0.383
UpdaterNotifications.framework UpdaterNotifications 6.0.0.24 "6.0.0.24"
wrservices.framework

Required plug-ins:

3D Studio 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Accented Edges 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0, Copyright © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Adaptive Wide Angle.plugin”
ADM 3.10x16, Copyright © 1987-2008 Adobe Systems Inc. All rights reserved. - from the file “AdobeADM.bundle”
Angled Strokes 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Average 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Average.plugin”
Bas Relief 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
BMP 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Camera Raw 7.2 (46), Copyright © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Camera Raw.plugin”
Chalk & Charcoal 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Charcoal 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Chrome 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Cineon 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2002-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Cineon.plugin”
Clouds 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Clouds.plugin”
Collada DAE 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Color Halftone 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Colored Pencil 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
CompuServe GIF 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Conté Crayon 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Craquelure 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Crop and Straighten Photos 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “CropPhotosAuto.plugin”
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Crosshatch 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Crystallize 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Cutout 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Dark Strokes 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
De-Interlace 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Dicom 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “dicom.plugin”
Difference Clouds 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Clouds.plugin”
Diffuse Glow 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Displace 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Dry Brush 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Eazel Acquire 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1997-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “EazelAcquire.plugin”
Embed Watermark NO VERSION - from the file “DigiSign.plugin”
Enable Async I/O 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 © 2004-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Enable Async IO.plugin”
Entropy 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Extrude 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
FastCore Routines 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1990-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “FastCore.plugin”
Fibers 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Film Grain 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Filter Gallery 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Flash 3D 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Fresco 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Glass 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Glowing Edges 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Google Earth 4 KMZ 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Grain 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Graphic Pen 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Halftone Pattern 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
HDRMergeUI 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “HDRMergeUI.plugin”
IFF Format 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Ink Outlines 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
JPEG 2000 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2001-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “JPEG2000.plugin”
Kurtosis 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Lens Blur 13.0, Copyright © 2002-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Lens Blur.plugin”
Lens Correction 13.0, Copyright © 2002-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Lens Correct.plugin”
Lens Flare 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Liquify 13.0, Copyright © 2001-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Liquify.plugin”
Matlab Operation 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “ChannelPort.plugin”
Maximum 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Mean 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Measurement Core 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “MeasurementCore.plugin”
Median 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Mezzotint 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Minimum 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
MMXCore Routines 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1990-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “MMXCore.plugin”
Mosaic Tiles 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Multiprocessor Support 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1990-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “MultiProcessor Support.plugin”
Neon Glow 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Note Paper 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
NTSC Colors 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “NTSC Colors.plugin”
Ocean Ripple 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Oil Paint 13.0, Copyright © 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Oil Paint.plugin”
OpenEXR 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Paint Daubs 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Palette Knife 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Patchwork 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Paths to Illustrator 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
PCX 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1989-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “PCX.plugin”
Photocopy 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Photoshop 3D Engine 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Photoshop3DEngine.plugin”
Picture Package Filter 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “ChannelPort.plugin”
Pinch 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Pixar 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1989-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Pixar.plugin”
Plaster 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Plastic Wrap 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
PNG 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Pointillize 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Polar Coordinates 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Portable Bit Map 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1989-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “PBM.plugin”
Poster Edges 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Radial Blur 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Radiance 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Radiance.plugin”
Range 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Read Watermark NO VERSION - from the file “DigiRead.plugin”
Reticulation 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Ripple 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Rough Pastels 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Save for Web 13.0, Copyright © 1999-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Save for Web.plugin”
ScriptingSupport 13.0, Copyright © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “ScriptingSupport.plugin”
Shear 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Skewness 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Smart Blur 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Smudge Stick 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Solarize 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1993-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Solarize.plugin”
Spatter 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Spherize 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Sponge 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Sprayed Strokes 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Stained Glass 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Stamp 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Standard Deviation 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Sumi-e 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Summation 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Targa 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Texturizer 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Tiles 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Torn Edges 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Twirl 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
U3D 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Underpainting 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Vanishing Point 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “VanishingPoint.plugin”
Variance 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “statistics.plugin”
Water Paper 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Watercolor 13.0, Copyright © 1991-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Filter Gallery.plugin”
Wave 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Wavefront|OBJ 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©2006-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “U3D.plugin”
Wind 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”
Wireless Bitmap 13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00 ©1989-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “WBMP.plugin”
ZigZag 13.0, Copyright © 2003-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Standard Multiplugin.plugin”

Optional and third party plug-ins:

FontExplorer X Pro 3.5.0, by HLW - from the file “FontExplorer X for Photoshop CS6.plugin”
Topaz Adjust 5 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_adjust5.plugin”
Topaz Clean 3 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_clean3.plugin”
Topaz DeJpeg 4 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_dejpeg4.plugin”
Topaz DeNoise 5 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_denoise5.plugin”
Topaz Detail 2 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_detail2.plugin”
Topaz Simplify 4 CS3 (10.0) ©1993-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated - from the file “Topaz_simplify4.plugin”
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
Mini Bridge
Kuler
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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Kris,

A couple of things. You're missing a couple of updates: Make sure Photoshop is Up-To-Date: http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date

I suspect your problem is with your FontExplorer X Pro 3.5.0 plug-in. Disable it, the problem should go away. I believe there is an update for this plug-in.
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Thanks. I'll ask the others experiencing this problem if they're also using FontExplorer X.
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I was getting errors trying to install the 13.0.3 update, so I uninstalled and reinstalled Photoshop, then I was able to install the 13.0.3 update successfully. I also removed the FontExplorer X plugin.

The problem persists.
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OK. We'll have to try a few more things. Try these steps to fix most issues: http://bit.ly/Troubleshoot_PS
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1. Get The Latest Camera Support: N/A
2. Install Operating System Updates: Already have the latest OS
3. Install Video Card Driver Updates: Sounded promising, but this is only for Windows
4. Disable OpenGL/Graphics Processor: Didn't help
5. Restore Preferences: Doesn't help
6. Troubleshoot Plug-ins: Problem persists with a clean install of Photoshop and no plugins
7. Troubleshoot Fonts: N/A
8. Troubleshoot User Permissions Created new admin account; didn't help
9. Boot in “Safe Mode” to Troubleshoot System Add-Ons and Utilities: Didn't help
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4. what if you set the Advanced Settings for Drawing Mode to "Basic" and restart?

7. No duplicate or problematic fonts? Did you try killing the font caches?
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4. It was already on Basic mode before I tried turning the GPU off altogether. Also tried Normal mode.

7. Since I usually use FontExplorer X with my fonts located in a separate folder, my System/User fonts folders don't have any 3rd party fonts in them, and I've already tried quitting FontExplorer X and disabling the Photoshop plugin.
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Interesting side note: I tried to make a video showing the problem with Screenflow and also with Snapz Pro X, but the jerkiness doesn't show up in the video.
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Radeon 4870 and 6870, MacOS 10.7.5 -- I can't reproduce this.

Odds are it's another 10.8 cursor bug.
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Now I can get it to be jerky even with the Application Frame enabled. Maybe you're right.
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I'm having this problem as well. I booted my Mac in safe mode (hold down shift key on boot) and I still had the problem. The application frame is needed under the palettes for the mouse to work smoothly when working with them. I don't have any font management software installed either.

The possibility of a 10.8 cursor bug is interesting and is something I'll test when I get back to work after the holidays/new year. To be continued... :-)

Unfortunately my 2nd most used app is PS and it's the only one I have on my Mac that has this problem. Adobe, is there something special about the application frame, performance wise?

MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011
Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB
Software OS X 10.8.2
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There shouldn't be, but we keep finding odd OS windowing and event targeting bugs that we have to work around (until Apple can fix them).
And 10.8 does have a couple known cursor issues, in addition to other GPU driver problems.
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I experience mouse laggginess in Photoshop too, even with Application Frame on:

- OS X Mavericks latest
- Photoshop CS6 latest
- Magic Mouse (bluetooth)
- ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB

Only happens when Photoshop is open. Lagginess occurs whenever in the process of saving, in between applying transformations and text changes, and whenever switching focus into *OR* out of Photoshop while it is open.

Lagginess occurs for either full duration of save process + a few seconds, or for 2-4 seconds after switching in or out of program.

Did not have this issue with CS5 / 10.6.8, same machine/mouse.

Different problem?