Okay, looks like I am not the only person who is now plagued by the eyedropper tool problem. Just when I need to finish a chart up for press. Eyedropper tool will not pick up the colour chosen. Have dumped photoshop preferences already with the command-option-delete in a cold start. Not helpful. The little icon (that switches the foreground and background colours changes to the colour picked but not the actual square for colour). Anyone have any ideas that have worked for the long term. Loaded the new Flash update in case it was that. No.