Photoshop 21.1: Brush cursor preview doesn't show the state of the pen

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The brushes all work as intended now. But there is a new issue: the brush cursor preview doesn't dynamically show the current pen position anymore. It's static and doesn't change shape or move at all until I start drawing onto the canvas, at which point it will snap to and remain in whatever state the stroke started with, up until you start a new stroke again and so on. This applies to all brushes, by the way, not only the legacy bristle tips, so arguably it's way worse now than ever. I understand that the live preview window in the top right has been removed recently, but this surely can't be part of that? It still worked in 21.0.3.
As before, reverting to 21.0.3 or 21.0.2 fixes the issue.



As you can see here, the brush tip cursor doesn't follow the actual rotation of the brush.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Photoshop 21.0.3: Bristle tip brush produce uneven, broken strokes.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It sounds like that tip was never dynamically live updated.
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I'm sorry, maybe I wasn't being clear. This issue applies to all brushes and the behaviour is inconsistent across different versions of Photoshop.

https://imgur.com/a/t2C7NIc
As you can see, the tip only changes when it initially touches the canvas.

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To be more specific, the brush tip cursor doesn't change while hovering the pen, which it definitely used to. I guess it never did change during the stroke? I've just started using PS again and it's a bit hard to tell what the correct behaviour is supposed to look like exactly, sorry for the misleading description. You can still kinda tell what I'm talking about from the imgur link.
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I’m having the same issue (2nd video in the imgur link), with angle jitter set to pen tilt.  The angle of the brush tip cursor does need to change while hovering the pen and during a stroke if the pen tilts to a different angle. But it doesn’t in Photoshop v21.1.

 https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/pen-tilt-partially-unresponsive-since-latest-update-photoshop-v21-1
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