Photoshop CC2014: Why does the tool cursor disappear while using it? (MacOS 10.8 bug)

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When using the Brush tool, the Stamp tool, or the healing brush tool, they will disappear after the edit has been made and will not come back unless I close the application and re-open it.

I always revert back to my version of PS CS5. It is more stable.
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What OS/version are you running on? What's your input device? (Tablet, mouse, trackpad)
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OS X 10.8.5 16GB RAM on a Mac 2.8Ghz Quad-Core Intel Zeon processor. I also have 1-1TB, 1-2TB, & 1-3TB internal Drives which One is a storage drive and the other is a back-up drive.I use the 2TB drive (Storage Drive) as the Primary scratch disk with 1386GB allocated and the 3TB drive (Back-up Drive) as a Secondary scratch disk with 406GB allocated.

I am using an Intous 4 Wacom medium Tablet and Art Pen. The issue only happens when running Photoshop CC2014 and NEVER occurs in PS CS5.

Hence, I am considering un-installing PS CC2014 because it will not allow me to change my default application to PS CS5.
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Do you mean the cursor disappears, or that the result of using the tool disappears?

For cursor, see this:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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I did go to the link you provided regarding the "Apple Issue with the Curser" However, I never had the problem of the Curser disappearing when using OS 10.8.5 with PhotoShop CS5 and still do not have an issue with the Curser disappearing in Photoshop CS5.

The only application I experience the Curser disappearing is in PhotoShop CC2014. That said, I personally do not think it is an Apple problem.

Anyway, I am subscribed to Lightroom/Photoshop currently. If I wish to uninstall the Photoshop CC2014 AND the compatible BRIDGE CC, how do I do that without affecting the Lightroom version? I will just use my purchased version of Photoshop CS5 until the Curser glitch is resolved.

Thank you in advance for your assistance on the uninstall.

By the way, I have attempted to make PhotoShop CS5 my default but it will now keep the change. It continues to say Photoshop CS5 is the Default.

Still frustrated. But Optomistic.

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If the cursor is disappearing, then yes you are seeing the Apple bug in MacOS 10.8. The reason for the difference in behavior is because we changed some graphics APIs at Apple's request. Apple fixed this OS bug in MacOS 10.9.
There is no known cursor glitch other than the MacOS bug, which Apple has already fixed.

Uninstalling Photoshop CC 2014 and Bridge won't interfere with Lightroom (which is a separate install).