Photoshop: CS5 tools aren't working correctly. Shape tool draws out multiple shapes rather then 1, marquee tool does the same

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All of a sudden my CS5 tools aren't working correctly. Shape tool draws out multiple shapes rather then 1, marquee tool does the same. I've reset them and still have the problem. I'm using a mac platform. Would appreciate any help you can give me!

TIA!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you have all the updates for Photoshop? http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date

Are you on 10.7 (Lion)? Is your OS up-to-date as well?
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I updated Photoshop via the program itself this morning....I'm using Version 10.6.8 (haven't upgraded to Lion yet (should I?) Tools still acting wonky...working fine the other day and have always worked!
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Strange. Sounds like something unique to your system. What's changed between when it worked and now? Do you have any third party plug-ins installed? Any 3rd party OS utilities installed?

What happens is you reboot the system and launch PS alone? Problem go away?
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sorta fixed it....custom shape tool still giving me 2 for 1 when i drag out a shape....marquee seems to be working for now. Reboot may have helped...ty!