Photoshop CS6: My shape tools stopped working!

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(Photoshop CS6 version 13.0 x64 Extended, mac 10.7.4, 2,3 GHz, 16 GB)

When drawing a shape in any color it turns out black. and it is not possible to change the color in a conventional way, neither will any effects added to the layer make a difference. Only way to change color is to set 'Stroke' color in upper menu bar: that sets the FILL color. So i have found a way to set the fill color all though it is a buggy way to do it, but I have no way to add effects to the layer. Please help - there clearly is something wrong with the shape tool.
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Mari Ludviksen

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Chris Cox

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Check the shape tools. Especially look at the size of the stroke -- it's probably so large that it overlaps the entire shape.
If you can't find the problem, just reset all the tools.
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Mari Ludviksen

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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You saved my day!