Lightroom Desktop: Brush gets stuck and brushes where ever I hover the mouse in image

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After having brushed a bit Lightroom doesn't register that I have lifted the mouse (mouseup) so it just continues to brush where ever I hover over in my image. I have to restart Lightroom. And then erase the extra brushings. Really destroys my work flow. Seems it's worse now than it was before.
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Geir Ludvigsen

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Which operating system? And if you go to Help menu > System Info, which LR version are you using?
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Also, please include information about your mouse/tablets and any other pointing devices and their current driver version. Thank you!
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LR version 3.2.1
Windows10.0.18363 Build 18363
Laptop: Asus Strix GL703GS_GL703GS
Using the touchpad, reported as HID compliant mouse, driver is from Microsoft version 10.0.18362.1

Some additional findings: What I see when this happens is that the mouse cursor is stuck as a "brush cursor" where ever I hover the mouse in LR. It's not changed to an arrow even when hovering menus or anything. If I click on my task bar on another app, then back to LR then the cursor is back to normal.

To get rid of the extra brush strokes on my image I can navigate to any other image then back to my original image, and the unwanted brush strokes are gone, luckily. So they are apparantly not saved to my image even they are visible on my image. So what I said in my original post is not correct, I don't have to manually erase those "hovered brush strokes". Still this is a real nuisance.


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Have you checked with your hardware manufacturer for an updated pointing device driver?  Microsoft tends to lag behind a version or two on driver updates.  Lacking that, I would see if you have the problem with an external mouse. 
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I already have the latest version of my Asus Precision Touchpad driver, ver 11.0.0.30. I think the next would be to try an external mouse and see if the problem persists.