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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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When keyboard capital lock is ON the eraser toll turns idle.

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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What version of Photoshop, OS Version, Graphics Card(s) and RAM?

Have you tried resetting your Photoshop preferences (Preferences/General, click the button at the bottom and restart PS)?

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Can you please define "idle"? Does it...
- Freeze?
- Move but not work?
- etc...

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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Hi if the caps lock is on it is not working? on my side, I have 2021 Photoshop working in both ways either capslock is off or on...regards

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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered medium)" /><!--<br>/* Font Definitions */<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:"Cambria Math";<br> panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:Calibri;<br> panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}<br>/* Style Definitions */<br>p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal<br> {margin:0in;<br> font-size:11.0pt;<br> font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;}<br>.MsoChpDefault<br> {mso-style-type:export-only;}<br>@page WordSection1<br> {size:8.5in 11.0in;<br> margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}<br>div.WordSection1<br> {page:WordSection1;}<br>-->

 

Hi,

Thanks for your reply; yes, it  still not working although I updated to the latest rev I(Adobe Photoshop CC 2022 v23.3.0.394). I have windows 11 x64 updated to the latest as well.

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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered medium)" /><!--<br>/* Font Definitions */<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:"Cambria Math";<br> panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:Calibri;<br> panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}<br>/* Style Definitions */<br>p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal<br> {margin:0in;<br> font-size:11.0pt;<br> font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;}<br>.MsoChpDefault<br> {mso-style-type:export-only;}<br>@page WordSection1<br> {size:8.5in 11.0in;<br> margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}<br>div.WordSection1<br> {page:WordSection1;}<br>-->

 

Hi,

Yes, it replaces the eraser symbol with a (+) plus sign like the” Rectangular Marquee”  but does not do anything. It does however move with the mouse normally.

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Can you send a screenshot of an image where this isnt working? Be sure to include the entire screen including layers panel shown.

The + symbol is normal when using the Caps Lock key.

I'm wondering if you are on the correct layer or a layer mask when using.

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<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered medium)" /><!--<br>/* Font Definitions */<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:"Cambria Math";<br> panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;}<br>@font-face<br> {font-family:Calibri;<br> panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}<br>/* Style Definitions */<br>p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal<br> {margin:0in;<br> font-size:11.0pt;<br> font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;}<br>.MsoChpDefault<br> {mso-style-type:export-only;}<br>@page WordSection1<br> {size:8.5in 11.0in;<br> margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}<br>div.WordSection1<br> {page:WordSection1;}<br>-->

Hi,

Thanks for your reply,

I did not know that when in CAPS the eraser changes to (+) sign AS A NORMAL BEHAVIOUR (Why, ?, since other tools stay unchanged);  because in this case I am not able to center “the normally circle shape” around a specific area to be erased. I only can do it  by groping, which makes it erroneous (or by  removing the CAPS , of course).  

Thank you for your time.

Regards

 

 

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Any brush based tool uses this feature with Caps activating a "Precision" cursor which is the direct center of the brush.

It's been that way for decades.

Turn off the caps if you need to see the brush outline.

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