Erratic mouse behovior while using Lightroom 5

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While using the healing brush in Lightroom 5 my mouse began to behave erratically after a few hours of use. Initially I thought the batteries in my mouse were dying but when I turned of the healing brush the mouse worked normally. In fact, with the healing brush turned on I can mouse over the tool menus with out any difficulty but as soon as I move over the picture that I am editing the mouse begins to behave erratically. It also does this with the red eye removing tool. I've tried switching from my wireless mouse configuration to a wired mouse configuration and I checked all my drivers, which were up to date. I've also tried closing and reloading the software. I have read and spoken to people online who have experienced the same problem but there solutions have as of yet not corrected my problem. Thank you.
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Michael

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Ian Grainger

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I've also encountered this problem when trying to remove a large number of dust spots!

You can move the mouse, but the healing brush doesn't follow the movement! After a second or so, the brush will jump positions to where it should appear!

It seems that the bigger the pixel area you're working on, the bigger the problem this is!

It's very disconcerting!
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You've described my problem very well Ian. Do you know of any solutions to this problem, its very frustrating. One individual suggested that I D/L and install this update http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/light... but it doesn't seem to relate to my problem.
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Hi Michael,

I'm not aware of any solutions at the moment. I suspect what is happening is that Lightroom is doing some processing, such as trying to match an appropriate area for the healing brush to use when you apply it.

This processing may be something that newer processors are able to handle, but I suspect my ageing iMac is running out of steam, hence the slowdown!

However, this never used to happen in v4 of Lightroom, although the healing brush is one of the areas that has undergone a major functionality overhaul in v5!

Updating to v5.2 RC may solve the issue, I haven't tried, as I prefer not to do Adobe's beta testing for them!

So, personally I'm going to wait until the official release is out, and keep my fingers crossed! :)
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Alright, I just installed the v5.2 RC and it did not correct my problem. So, no success to be found there. It was worth a shot.
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Ian Grainger

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Oh, that's a shame! I had great hopes that they'd have fixed it! :)