Photoshop: Marching ants do not display when using Photoshop CC selection tools

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Since updating Photoshop CC earlier today I cannot get the marching ants to display when using selection tools in photoshop. They only display if you use the fill command after making the selection.

Could the issue be related to the Graphics card in the computer I am using - a HP Envy Laptop.
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Chris Cox

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Yes, that is a symptom of an old video card driver bug.
Update your video card driver from the GPU maker's website.
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Determine what video card you have and go directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD) and download the latest driver: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

After you have the latest driver, Try restoring your preferences: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

If doing both of those doesn't help, select Edit>Preferences>Performance... and click [Advanced Settings...]. Set the Drawing Mode to "Basic" and restart Photoshop.
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Edit - Preference - Advance setting - Change drawing mode to normal
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Chris Cox

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Yes, that can help avoid some problems in the video card driver. But the driver still needs to be updated to fix the bugs.