Lightroom and Photoshop: Brush selection size sticks on MacBook Pro

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Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6 on Macbook Pro

When selecting a brush and increasing the size the display circle does not increase beyond a certain size even though the size of the brush keeps increasing

It seems to get stuck at a certain size

It started a few months ago.

Then about 2 weeks ago it fixed itself.

Then yesterday the fault is back again

Please help

Thank you
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Chris Cox

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That sounds like an old MacOS bug where the video drivers failed to handle arbitrary sized cursors correctly (and sometimes made the cursor disappear). But I thought that bug was fixed in MacOS 10.9.
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I have the same problem, and feels like I have tried everything to solve the issue. I have the problem on both users on the computer, and in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CC 2014. Have tried to solve it by reinstalled Photoshop, deleted preferences, reinstalled Mavericks. Very frustrating!!

The brush i stuck on an fixed visual size to the display. It wont get larger than about 2 cm in width, no matter of the pixel size of the document. So regardless of brush circle size in pixels, it wont get larger than 2 cm on the screen.
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A reset of PRAM temporarily fixes the issue on the first user i log in to after the reset. When i switch to the other user and start Photoshop 2014 there the issue is back. This is regardless of which user i log in to at first. Only the first user get a temporary fix by resetting PRAM.
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Now i have tried to reset SMC, and after that the issue was solved temporarily. But now i have noticed that the issue comes back when i have two users logged in on the computer. When i switch between them and start Photoshop the issue is back, but if i log out one user and then go to other one the problem is gone...
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That sounds like it is a driver or OS bug.
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Yes unfortunately, since that is difficult to solve without an OSX update from Apple...