Photoshop CS6: Selection disappears if you cancel a document close

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When making a selection if you press the close button (the main one, not the file one) and cancel the close, the selection disappears.

One way to reload the selection is for example to click one time inside the picture with the Quick Selection Tool, but of course that may add a new selection to the image (so you may need to do a CTRL+Z).

If you don't click you'll be baffled and probably lose the selection since a Step Back won't bring the selection back. If you use another tool like the Pen Tool your selection will be there but just not visible.

Update: Minimizing and restoring the window will bring back the selection. Maybe it's a driver issue.

W7, CS6, Radeon HD 4670 latest drivers 12-4.
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>> When making a selection if you press the close button (the main one, not the file one) and cancel the close, the selection disappears.

That could use a little clarification. There is only one close button on the document window (or a close menu item). And making a selection doesn't have any other buttons involved. So I'm really not sure what you're trying to describe.

It almost sounds like you're describing video driver bugs where the selection (marching ants) doesn't draw correctly.
The ATI 12.4 drivers are known to have problems, and many people have had better luck after rolling back to the 12.2/12.3 drivers.
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Clarification done.
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Correct. Users should roll back to 12.3 to correct issues with 12.4. Directions and details here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/p...
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Didn't worked.
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Correction: Ok, to clarify things I made step by step instructions, I had the 12.2 drivers when I noticed this behavior, so I uninstalled the driver and tried it again with Windows default drivers and the problem continued, then I installed the latest drivers 12.4 and still the problem continued, after that I installed the 12.3 driver as you suggested and the problem continued...

I'm convinced the problem occurs with any card and system so it would be nice if somebody please confirm by following the instructions.

Step 1: Open Photoshop and make a new file.

Step 2: Make a new layer (so Photoshop detects a change).

Step 3: Make a selection with any selection tool (like the Rectangular Marquee Tool) so you get the "marching ants".

Step 4: Press the close button (the application window close button).

Step 5: Select Cancel on the save dialog pop-up.

Result: The marching ants disappear, you can't see them but they are there, you can tell they are because if you use a brush you can only paint inside of them.

To make the marching ants reappear you have to minimize the window and restore it back.