Photoshop CS5/Lightroom: brush cursors not working on 2011 Mac/MacBook Air (OS X 10.7.x Lion)

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I'm running CS5 version 12.0.4 on a 2011 MacBook Air and the brushes do not work when resized between approx 300 - 650 in size. I don't know if this is a bug but the issue occurs in Lightroom as well. Please advise when an update will be issued to fix this. The software is pretty much useless to me with this issue affecting it.
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Sam

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Also have this problem on my MBA.. this looks like a good place to keep up to date on the situation
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Hlynur Ingvi Samuelsson

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Just updated to 10.7.3 via software update and the adjustment brush in lightroom 3.6 is now working perfectly on my MBP 13" :D
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Official Response
Apple has released an update for OS X (Lion). Please update OS X to 10.7.3. (Apple menu>Software Update...) It should fix this issue. Let us know if you are still having any issues.
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Fixed it! There's still a slight blip for me at a certain brush size when cursoring through with [ and ], but it's for a split second and it auto-corrects itself quickly. Photoshop is usable again!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Excellent. Thanks for the update/confirmation.
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Alexander Kirsch

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After six months of waiting this bug is fixed for me. Thanks for the advice!
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at last! Thanks now i have confidence in Apple back.
Keep on working in the spirit off Steve Jobs!
gr. Mart the Netherlands
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Did the update and still the problem persist on 27"iMac w/ PSE.
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Stefan Ouwenbroek

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Same problem still here.
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Chris Cox

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Apple does not appear to have fixed all of the driver problems in 10.7.3.

Please let Apple know about the remaining problems, and which specific hardware still has problems.
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I just downloaded the CS6 Beta and, interestingly enough, all of my brush issues are fixed. Everything seems to work perfectly, although CS5 still has brush issues and other little quirks, such as the liquify tool preview not working. It's interesting because this whole time the Adobe reps seemed to have been telling us to point the finger at Apple, yet obviously there was a software level workaround or fix implemented for CS6.

Either way...if you want to get rid of your issues, get the CS6 Beta!

btw...i'm running OS X 10.7.3
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Chris Cox

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Apple fixed most of the issues in 10.7.3, and we've been working on ways to work around the Apple driver issues.

Yes, this was 100% Apple's bug (and still is on some systems).
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Stefan Ouwenbroek

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e.g. on mine:-(
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Stefan Ouwenbroek

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10.7.4 - still the same problem (brush is smaller than the outline)
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Chris Cox

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Please let Apple know that your system configuration still has problems with the graphics drivers.
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John Chardine

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See my post above, reporting this "problem", and a solution from Mr. Cox. This is not a problem at all and as far as I can see all the driver issues have been sorted.
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Chris Cox

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Yes, sometimes people get confused about the brush cursor settings. Other times, it's the driver. We've talked a few people through troubleshooting it (reset prefs, verify brush size, etc.) and found that there are still some driver issues remaining.

CS6 did add a lot of workarounds to try and avoid the driver issues - but we can't work around everything.
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Thank you for your quick answer! Do you know if apple is working on it? By the way: iMac, mid 2010, i7
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Chris Cox

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We usually can't comment on the status of Apple's bug fixes or releases.
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I recently upgraded to Lion. Now, when working in Lightroom 3.4.1 in the Develop module, the cursor will disappear for no reason. Also, it will suddenly switch to the Library when I move from one image to another.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Cursor disappearing, and unexpectedly switching to Library Mac 10.7 (Lion).
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There is something wrong with the adjustment bush size and location in LR4 Mac version.

The size of brush in screen jumps from 49 to 27 and the brush disappears from screen. If brush is used with a value between 27 to 49, the location of brush in screen is not correct. I'm using a Mac version of LR4. I'm using a roll mouse to control the brush size. Tested with three different roll mouse, no effect.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4 Adjustment Brush bug in Mac version.
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Seems as though no one is working on this problem! Too bad! Just another frustration with the software.
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Chris Cox

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Please read the existing posts. Apple fixed this particular issue back with 10.7.3 (though 10.8 introduced new and slightly different cursor bugs).
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Daniel Kmiecik

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I have this problem now with Mac OS Yosemite. Suggestions? Daniel
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Chris Cox

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Since your problem is unrelated to MacOS 10.7 (aka this topic), you should create a new topic so we can narrow down the issues you are having with MacOS 10.10.

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