Photoshop: Massive lag before using brush or lasso tool for the first time after starting up

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When I use the brush or lasso tool after I first started Photoshop (or after hibernation?!), there is a MASSIVE lag, before Photoshop gets responsive again. And I'm not talking about a few seconds, it can take up MINUTES before I can do anything with Photoshop again.
This is sometimes really getting very, very annoying. This wasn't a problem with CS6 and all 20 previous versions of PS.
I have a quadcore i7 laptop with 32GB of Ram (lots of it allocated for PS), so I think a slow CPU or low RAM might not be the problem here.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you on Windows? If so, what version? Is the video driver up to date? (directly from AMD or nVidia site)

Have you tried restoring the prefs?
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Start by disabling font previews. Go to Type > Font Preview Size > None

Does that mitigate the slowdown? If not, try closing the Libraries panel from the panel fly-out menu then quit and re-launch the app.

I have a couple more suggestions to try if the two above fail to help.