LR4: Feathering bug when using brush tool

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When using the touch-up brush tool in LR4, if the feathering is adjusted at all, the brush stops working. Has anyone else had this problem?

I started painting low saturation on an image and it was working fine. Then I needed to get close to the subject so I increased the feathering by 5%. After that point, the brush acted as if it was set to 1% flow, but both flow and density were maxed. I have reproduced this problem several times and it is always fine until the feathering changes.
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I am having the same problem with the Windows version. LR 4.1 did not fix this issue.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Are you both on Windows? Using a mouse or graphics pen?

I can't reproduce it so far, so some specific settings to try might help.
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My guess is your video card driver has an issue. What video card are you guys using?
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Austin Troya

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Hey Jeffrey,
It's an Asus Eee Tablet with Windows. The issue occurs whether we use the Wacom pen on the screen or the mouse. Haven't been able to reproduce it on other machines.
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So, is it that you can't see the brush circle itself, or is it that it doesn't have much effect on the photo? If it's the latter, and you can't reproduce on other machines, I'd trash the preferences as a next port of call.
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Thanks Victoria,
I'll try that. Normally that's the first thing I do with Illustrator/Photoshop when they wig out...don't know why that didn't come to mind :P