Photoshop: CS6 polygonal lasso tool auto-completes unexpectedly

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Having issues with polygonal lasso tool.

When in mid selection, the dotted line disappears - though I am able to continue making a selection, the selection seems to jump and completes itself. Also, when plotting multiple points around rounded edges, it completes the selection, as if I were to double click. The plot points are far enough away, so this should not happen.

Furthermore, when I try the "Add to Selection" feature of the tool, I make a selection to add to the areas that were affected with the above issues, it seems I am adding to the selection, but when finished, nothing happens. This feature is not working altogether.

Other than those issue, I love the new CS6 creative suite. Nice improvement and a valuable arsenal of tools for my daily tasks :)
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Paul Boyle

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Please try the solution in this document:

Installing the plug-in from the document above should solve:

• menus, panels, or dialog boxes turn white and become unresponsive
• keyboard shortcuts stop working
• lasso tool selections close prematurely
• Photoshop becomes unresponsive

Let us know if this solves your issue.
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Emil Assarsson

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Sweet! Thanks a bunch Jeffery :-)

Note: This is an _updated_ (1.0.6) whitewindow plugin.
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Fernando Bencomo

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I'm on a mac pro 10.9.3 Adobe CC and i have the same issue, totally annoying that you guys haven't fix this.
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Chris Cox

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Try using CC 2014, or install the plugin in CC to work around some of the known MacOS bugs.
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jake myler

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What happens when you get this problem on a PC? This is a solution for MAC only. Furthermore it's a pluging that was integrated into Photoshop a while ago so this solution is defunct. 
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Anmari Linardi

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I realize this posting is old but I just tried this today and it seems to have fixed the issue on a Mac running 10.12.6 using PSCC 20.0.7 with an Intuos Pro Wacom PTH-651 tablet. So far, so good. Just remember to restart after installing the plug-in. Good luck!