Photoshop: Turn off Rules Of Thirds in the Crop Tool

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Using CS5 how do I get rid of the Rules of thirds overlay for good when using the Crop Tool. I am aware that after it first appears I can choose "None" from the drop down but it is a real pain that I have to take the extra step each time I use the tool. Not everyone uses the Crop tool just to position their camera images. I checked in the Preferences section expecting to find a way to turn it on or off but nothing was available. A way to turn it off should be considered being included in PS6.
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I have found this to be true on both Vista 64bit and when I did a complete program upgrade install to Win7 64bit on my Dell Inspiron 530 and had to re-install all programs.
I find it so annoying that I have also tried completly removing and re-installing the CS5 program twice and only rarely do I find that Crop will remember the "None" sticky setting. It is always the "Rule Of Thirds" and never the "Grid" overlay.
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Thanks for responding.
I changed over from Vista to Win7 and did a complete install, not just an update and re-installed CS5 at that time and got the same results.
Since then I have completely removed CS5 and re-installed twice since I originally installed on Win7 because someone else told me about the Sticky feature but I cannot get it to work successfully most of the time on my computer.
Full Disclosure: Once in a while it will work (about 20% of the time). But that is generally if I am working on a couple of images at one session and leave the Crop tool selected. The minute I turn CS5 off and back on at a later time I am back to the overlay.
The only reason I brought it up to this forum is I hope that someone from Adobe might take notice and possibly consider having the overlays as a preference option
in PS6.
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