What is this navigational symbol that voluntarily pops up in all of my images? How do I get rid of?

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Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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All of a sudden, every image I open today has this 'Captain Hook' navigational symbol that pops up and stays centered on my images, I have no idea what triggered this to start appearing and nothing I do gets rid of it, not the esc. key, nothing. I request help with this as it has stopped my workflow today. 

TIA,

Ken
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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021
It's the rotate canvas tool. It's found in the layer's panel, nestled in under the hand tool.  You may have turned it on by accident, with a gesture, in which case, go to Preferences > Tools > uncheck Enable Gestures. There is some very good info on this tool here: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-rotate-view-tool/

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It's the rotate canvas tool. It's found in the layer's panel, nestled in under the hand tool. 
You may have turned it on by accident, with a gesture, in which case, go to Preferences > Tools > uncheck Enable Gestures.

There is some very good info on this tool here: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-rotate-view-tool/

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Extremely good help S Gans, I appreciate and I'm back to work now thanks to you. Much appreciation.

Ken

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In addition, the shortcut for Rotate Canvas is "R" (which may be how you did it accidentally) and "Escape" will back you out.

 

~ Jane

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