Photoshop CS6 Line Tool confusion

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Photoshop cs6. Creative cloud subscription, Mac, OS 10.9.1.
Line (shape) tool malfunction. When trying to change the stroke, nothing happens. It stays at a 1px stroke. After a good 20 minutes of insanity, I accidentally hit the backspace key, and noticed that it is creating a 1px rectangle (4 points) and when I delete one of the points, the stroke width is applied correctly.
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The line tool has always created a rectangle at the size you specify -- that is by design, so you can use arrow heads and do more with the line.

If you had the stroke set to inside, then it might behave as you describe.