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Flickering cursor in Photoshop in MacOS Sonoma

Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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I know this has been reported before but its still not fixed. The very latest version of Photoshop 25.4 in MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1 all up-to-date as of Feb 13th 2024 the cursor in Photoshop after a time begins to flicker not matter which tool you use. So for example if you select the brush tool the cursor will flicker from the brush tool to move tool and just generally ficker on / off. The only way to stop this is to restart the Mac not just the app. 

 

Besides this Photoshop also affects the mouse cursor in the OS. In any web browser when you hover over a link you no longer see the hand picker cursor the cursor just remains on the arrow.

 

MacOS is such a stable, beautiful OS and this kind of behaviour has no place on the platform. When I don't use Photoshop I restart my Mac about once every 2 months as I have zero issues. 

 

Adobe can you please address this issue, I know I'm not alone in experiencing it. Pixelmator doesn't do this and it costs a fraction of the price of Photoshop. 

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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@jay-be-sleep-smart this is a Mac OS issue. Photoshop cannot affect the cursor outside of the application.

Check your cursor settings in System Settings>Accesibility>Display>Pointer>Pointer Size.

Make sure it is "normal".

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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It's not normal so I will try this. I just find I only see this in the OS when I've been using Photoshop. Anyway thanks for the tip, I'll try it and report back. 

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Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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I have tried this and it didn't work. After about an hour the cursor started jumping again. 

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Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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@jay-be-sleep-smart did you restart the Mac after adjusting the setting?

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Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

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I'm seeing this for the first time, painting cursors flickering, replaced with an arrow when painting. Doesn't affect anything except Photoshop. Haven't seen it before on multiple Windows and Mac machines. This on a 2019 16" MacBook Pro Intel with Radeon Pro 5300M which has actually been rock solid.

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