Photoshop: unresponsive, mouse stuck in dragging state

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My Magic Mouse somehow jammed and Photoshop seemed locked in a 'dragging window' state. Was unable to get in contact with it. No windows would show, all menus grayed.
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Rasmus Keldorff

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That's because the OS never told Photoshop that you let up on the mouse button -- so Photoshop thinks that you're still dragging the window with the mouse button down. You might un jam it by plugging in a more reliable mouse and clicking (thus sending a mouse down and a mouse up event).

Not much Photoshop can do about that - the application relies on getting correct events from the OS.
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Rasmus Keldorff

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I suppose that's fair enough. And wow, thanks for the fast reply! I eventually regained control by turning off the mouse, then on again.