Healing brush bug - mouse cursor disappears when moved to image.

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For several versions now, the healing brush does not show in Lightroom Classic CC.

When I set the settings and then move the cursor to the image, the cursor just disappears. The brush still works, but obviously I do not see anymore where I would paint.

Only every now and then it works. Latest when I change the setting of the brush, the bug occurs again...
Any idea how to fix this? It's really frustrating!

Thank you!
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Jan-Henrik Horstmann

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  • frustrated.

Posted 4 months ago

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Carlos Cardona

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An OS issue, what OS?
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Jerry Syder

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Try toggling H(on your keyboard) to see if that changes anything. Or, the T key to see the toolbar below. To the left of the toolbar, click on Tool Overlay and make sure it's set to Auto or Always. Either way, the cursor should always show. What hides with the above-mentioned keys, is the healing and sample points so not sure if this is useful.  
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Edmund Gall

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Or check if the brush is too large (so it's edge is outside the photo) or too small (so you can't see it). For e.g., if some time in the past you magnified your image and sized the brush to fix a small element, then if you subsequently reset magnification back to normal but forgot to resize the brush it would still be only a few pixels wide. Hit the square brackets a few times...
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Jan-Henrik Horstmann

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Thanks a lot for the quick feedback.
I seem to have found a solution myself tonight... The problem seems gone after I switched full-screen mode on via the keyboard shortcut Cmd+Shift+F. In this full screen mode the brush works just fine......
(Another thing that annoyed me before, when I switched on full screen via the menu, Lr Classic would always forget the setting after restarting the application.)
Anyway, it works now. Thank you all.
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Bill

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While Full Screen Mode is a partial solution, you still haven't solved the problem. I had this problem several times and found, like Edmund Gall suggested above, that I'd made the brush too large or too small. When it disappears, use either the mouse scroll wheel or the bracket keys [ ] to change it. 
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Edmund Gall

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Btw, another healing/cloning brush tip I don't often see shared, try holding down the Cmd-Opt keys on macOS (or Ctrl-Alt keys on Windows) while dragging the mouse/pen to see what it does...