Photoshop: Multiple (possibly related) issues with latest update.

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Latest update to Photoshop (version 21.1) has caused me a whole bunch of new issues that previous versions didn't have. Some of them are frequent while others are once or twice in a 12+ hour drawing session.

While drawing, the shift button will need to be pressed before it registers and lets me draw a straight line. Pressing it at the same time or after the pen is close to the tablet will not engage the straight line mode.

Switching between the eraser and brush quickly while painting/drawing will switch back to the other between strokes. This happens incredibly frequently (every 10 or 15 seconds) and is extremely destructive to my work, I've had to revert versions because of this.

Occasionally (every few hours) while panning around and using the flip canvas feature, I will encounter an issue where my canvas completely freezes visually, but is still active. Photoshop has not frozen and if I open another canvas, he new canvas will work fine. I can still work and save the frozen canvas, it is only a visual bug and will not let me pan or zoom or see alterations, if I draw on the canvas and save it the changes will also be saved. This has caused me some issues when the bug hits while I'm drawing and I have to save to recover the canvas, when I then find lines running across the canvas that I couldn't see myself making while it was frozen.

Thanks for reading, I'm new here and not sure if you need more information or if these have already been reported.
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Kurt Ferriday

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Hi im another photoshop user with the same problems try uninstalling and reinstalling but dont save your preferences i saw someone else had the same issue on here and tried it and it fixed 
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*didnt work still have issues
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I am also running under wintab, which could be a requirement for some of these issues. Unfortunately, I cannot use windows ink in photoshop with my intuos4 or I get insanely bad freezing every time I change brush sizes, along with a few other minor annoyances. Reverting versions completely fixed my problems for now, hopefully these are known issues.