Photoshop: Tools only work once where clicked

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Any of the tools, I can't click and drag to affect an entire area. IE, when I use the brush, I can click and drag all over, but the color only shows up in a perfect circle exactly where I first clicked-and no where else. This also happens on dodge/burn, healing brushes, blur, everything. Only works where first clicked.
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Emily Colby

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Chris Cox

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What version of Photoshop are you using?
What OS version are you using?
Are you using a tablet?
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Emily Colby

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On a PC running Photoshop CC (2015) on Windows 10. Tried resetting tools, restarting my computer, basic stuff. Nothing works. 
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So what remains is something outside of Photoshop.

Are you using a tablet?
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We were running Synergy on our computer for something or other. As long as I go into my task manager and stop that process from running for a while, everything works fine.