Photoshop: Smart selection with marquee tools

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This is a *really* tiny issue, but could help speed up general workflow. When using the marquee, or similar tools, the selection will often jump on mouse up, meaning one frequently has to go back and redo the selection or manually modify it. Obviously the issue is that there is usually a fractional movement of the mouse when you let go of the button. Given that the selection is held steady a moment before the mouse up event, it should be possible to cache the mouse position and 'intelligently' make the selection the user meant to make, rather than the off-by-one-pixel selection that one usually ends up with.
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The OS says "here are the coordinates where the mouse was released", not obeying that information would be a bug.
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By buffer I mean a fractional amount of time prior to the on release event – probably in the range of 50ms.

The technical 'bug' is irrelevant if it's not what the user intended to do.
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...obviously that's a different issue, but it kind of illustrates my point. It's often really little things like this that waste time and slows down the design process!