Photoshop only showing mouse cursor

Community Beginner ,
Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021

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Hey there, 

 

I hope someone can help me with my issue, as even new installation of Photoshop was not helping. 

 

Whenever I work for a while in Photoshop the tools are disappearing. I do not mean the window, where I can choose the tools, I just get instead of a brush etc. only a mouse cursor. Changing the tool does not change anything, I keep seeing the cursor only. Scrolling and zooming does not work anymore. Luckily I can still save. 

 

When I close the file, I can re-open it and everything works as usual, I do not even have to re-start Photoshop to get it working again just open the saved file. 

 

The files (photos) are coming from light room as a smart object. 

 

Unfortunately I cannot allocate the problem to a certain action done by myself. 

It just happens by surprise. 

 

Thanks a lot for your ideas and solutions, as it is quite annoying, 

 

Florian

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Are you hitting the caps lock key? 

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Hi Melissa,

 

Thanks for your reply. No I'm not.

I tried to observe it further and I believe most often it seems to happen when I press space to move around in the picture.

 

I use a Wacom instead of a mouse then to move around. 

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