Photoshop: Mouse clicks constantly getting stuck on down state (macOS)

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Photoshop CC 2014, CC, and CS6 mouse click getting stuck bug in Lion, Mountain Lion, and Yosemite, but not in Mavericks.Here's a very annoying bug that has been popping up in various versions of Photoshop and OS X over the past years. I have used many tablets and computers during this time, various versions of Photoshop and OS X, yet this bug remains. The only time I never had the bug was when using Mavericks.The bug involves about every 10th click on the INTERFACE (NOT ON THE CANVAS) getting "stuck". This means that I can click on a slider, a curve point, or anything that's not on the canvas, and even after releasing the mouse/pen, the interface will think I am still clicking until I click again.Video: may be an OS X bug since it does not happen in Mavericks but it does happen in Lion, Mountain Lion and Yosemite. However, it only ever happens in Photoshop, and never in any other app. Even in Photoshop, it only ever happens on the interface and not on the canvas. I do use my Wacom Intuos 5 outside of Photoshop so I would notice every 10th click getting stuck over many years of use.Even if it is an OS X bug, it would be great if Adobe could let Apple know since Apple probably will just say it's an Adobe bug, as usual, and it will never get sorted out.MacBook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)Adobe Photoshop Version: 2014.2.1 20141014.r.257 2014/10/14:23:59:59 CL 987299 x64But the bug affects previous versions too, down to CS 6, but not CS 5 and before.
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Official Response
This issue should be fixed with the Photoshop CC 2018 (19.1.2) update which is now available. 
Please install the update and let us know if you still see this issue.

To update, click Update next to Photoshop CC in the Creative Cloud desktop application.
If you don't see the update right away, click the 3 dots in the upper right and choose Check for App Updates.