Lightroom 5.2:Target Adjustment Tool cursor disappears

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I'm using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 with a MAC OS 10.9. When I select the targeted adjustment tool in the develop module to correct or improve Hue Saturation and Luminosity and scrub up or down on the image, the TAT cursor disappears and returns only when not on the image. The same happens with any of the other adjustments featuring the targeted adjustment tool. It does allow the adjustments on the image nonetheless. However, it is helpful to see specifically where to start and stop the adjustment on the image. I've tried the tool on several images and have the same results. This wasn’t an issue with earlier versions of Lightroom. I then tried the tool on the same images in Photoshop CC in which adjustments feature the TAT icon cursor and the tool doesn't disappear.
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MIKKI COUCH

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Same thing has happened to me. LR5 is very buggy.
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Eric Gayler

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I'm using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 on a PC .I'm new to Lightroom and working my way through Laura Shoe's Tutorials which, incidentally, I would highly recommend to anyone new to Lightroom.I am also having problems with the Targeted Adjustment Tool, in the develop module,( HSL,Colour & B&W ). I thought at first it was something I was doing wrong, but I'm reassured by this forum that I'm not alone with this problem.I realise its not a serious defect, but its annoying when you are new to Lightroom.It does not prevent you from making adjustments, but when you activate the cursor on the image the adjustment tool disappears, so that it is not possible to see where you have made the adjustment on the image,which makes the tool pretty useless.I'm really impressed by all the other features in Lightroom so,fingers crossed.Adobe will fix this bug in the near future.
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Do you happen to have a Wacom or a similar tablet attached?If yes, try disconnecting, then using the TAT and then attaching the Wacom to use the TAT.
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Eric Gayler

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I do not have or use a Wacom so the TAT problem must be caused by something else? I may try to delete the preferences file or reset Lightroom to default settings and start again. But thanks for your suggestion anyway. Eric
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Eric,

What LR version are you using? I had this problem 9 months ago but I am now on LR 5.6 and running on OS 10.9.4. I no longer have a problem with the adjustment brush disappearing.

If you are still using LR 5.4, you need to upgrade. That may fix your problem.
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Hi Mikki,
Thanks for that , I was thinking about upgrading to LR 5.6 but held back as upgraded software often results in introducing new bugs. I have probably been over cautious so when I get back from my holiday I will give this a try first. Fingers crossed? Thanks again.
Eric