Brush size display follows OS scaling on MacOS

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When cursor size is increased (Mac yosemite preferences... because Retina screen makes everything tiny) ... This causes the brush size indicator in PS to become enlarged too. ie: larger than actual brush tip size.
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g meydan

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Chris Cox

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Yes, because the OS is scaling the brush and the application has no idea how the OS is scaling it.
Set the OS scaling back to 100%.
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This is what I have done, but this means we no longer have the option to customize mouse pointer size (or have to adjust scaling everytime I use photoshop). I hope this gets fixed.
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What can be fixed? Photoshop sets the brush cursor to a particular size. The OS then scales it to a different size without telling the application anything about it. The only fix is to set the OS cursor scaling back to 100% / Normal.

The cursors are already scaled up for Retina displays, automatically.
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The "fix" is to unlink scaling from os cursor scaling. Im not sure where how that would happen. The spot removal brush in LR seems to be the only tool/brush that seems unaffected by macOS scaling- it displays the correct size...so that would be a clue I guess.
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FYI Adobe people - I wasn't using scaling for the whole display on my Retina MBP, I had gone into Accessibility and enlarged the cursor there. This produced the same problem. I hope you can fix this because in order for the brush cursor size to be accurte,the cursor is now so small that I can't always find it on the screen...
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No, we can't fix that because you told the OS to enlarge the cursor.
Photoshop gives the OS a cursor of a certain size, but that can be modified by the OS after the fact, without Photoshop's knowledge.
The fix is to change the OS cursor scaling back to normal.
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I understand, and I did that. But you (and Adobe) are exhibiting typical "computer think" - only caring about your applications. We use these computers for many tasks. For these other tasks we need a cursor large enough to actually see!

You need to find a way to UNCOUPLE the brush size from cursor size.