Brush Dynamics Stop Working in Photoshop 21.1 and above

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I'm having an issue which is ruining my workflow whereby brushes lose all their form.

It seems the Brush Settings stop working when I leave Photoshop to work go to another app for a bit and then return.

It appears to be affecting the brush dynamics.

Sometimes I get a warning icon next to 'Control' on the specific 'Shape Dynamics' category e.g. 'Pen Pressure' as though Photoshop isn't recognising the Wacom Pen or tablet I'm using.

Below is an example: 

  • New brush created
  • Brush behaves correctly at first – Look at the 3 strokes top left.
  • Return to Photoshop and the brush loses it's appearance – 3 strokes to the right

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Here is a video of the problem.

https://cl.ly/fb32ba0130a8

The 2 strokes on the right have been made with the brush settings working correctly the others are the same brush malfunctioning.

I am using a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 with the latest drivers installed on OS 10.15.4