Photoshop CS6: Rectangular Marquee tool won't deselect - V13.0.1 x32

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For the last couple of days my Rectangular marquee tool in photoshop won't deselect when I click outside the area selected, to unselect it. In order to unselect the area I need to select one of the other marquee options (like elliptical ) then click and it disappears. The rectangular option also does another strange thing, when you select an area and then go to select somewhere else the original area stays selected. As if I've held down the + option but I haven't.
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Joanne Ryan

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Joanne Ryan

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I think I've just figured out whats wrong. Up in the top left menu "Add to selection" was highlighted instead of "New selection". Nice to know there is some where I can go to answer these questions.
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Danny G.

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I found that you can deselect this tool under the "select" tab.  Or you can use "Control D" on the keyboard to deselect it.