PHOTOSHOP: Glitch in Background Layer (MacOS 10.10 video drivers)

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There seems to be a glitch with the background layer and history in Photoshop. While I've been working on a file it suddenly broke into a bunch of random colours in one square of the image. When I tried hiding different layers to see where the problem was, the colours in the background layer changed and shifted with every layer I clicked on. When I tried opening another blank file the background layer was a huge glitchy mess that seemed to have some pieces of images recently copied, rather than the normal grey and white checkerboard pattern. Help?
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Chris Cox

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That sounds like a bug in a video card driver.
What OS version are you using?
What Photoshop version are you using?
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Zoe Klintberg

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I'm using:
os x yosemite 10.10.1
Photoshop CC (2014), fully updated
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MacOS 10.10 has several widespread issues with the video card drivers.
Apple is aware of the issues, and working on solutions.

For the time being, turn off all GPU in Photoshop's preferences, then restart Photoshop. If you really need the GPU features, you may need to downgrade to a stable version of MacOS.