I am using the trial version of CS5 (probably going to upgrade at the end of the trial), and I've only found one thing about it that I don't like more than CS3. This is VERY VERY annoying, and I'm not sure if it's a glitch, or just a preference that needs to be reset:
When using the move tool, I will move something and it will just snap back to where it originally was. When it snaps back, it might move a few pixels over in the direction I was dragging, but it is definitely not moving to where I want it to go. The only way to get things to move the way I want to is by Free Transform...but it's annoying, when you're trying to design a layout, to have to free transform every element you want to move, first.
I'm guessing that this is a glitch because sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't...it's pretty random. I've tried turning Snap on and off, and nothing changes. Any idea how to fix/change this?
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This has happend to me also. I just quit out of Photoshop and restart the program and its goes away.
Also, you can quit out of your program...then hold down the "shift, control, cmd" key to reset all your preferences to the default. This won't affect your "workspace" if you have created one.
This can happen if you drag and the cursor ends up over a panel or other GUI element. Make sure you're not letting go of the mouse when the cursor is over one of these areas.
No, this wasn't the problem either.
I think I found the solution, though...although the solution definitely sounds like this is a glitch in CS5 that needs to be fixed.
I have a Wacom Intuous4 tablet installed. When I try to use the move tool and drag it around with my Wacom mouse, it works fine. When I try to move something around with the trackpad (which I do frequently after I've entered in some keyboard shortcuts), it has the snapback problem.
So I think that maybe the problem is: when you have a tablet installed, the mouse works and the trackpad stops working.
That sounds like a driver problem. See if the trackpad and/or the tablet have updates on their websites.
Updated my drivers, problem still exists.
Or you're leaving the pen in to close of proximity of the tablet.
The pen is in the holder, which is on the other side of my desk. Don't think that is the problem.... also, when the pen is too close, that prevents the mouse from moving effectively. It does not affect the trackpad, which is the problem.
I'm using a MacBook Pro with the most recent version of SnowLeopard, if that helps.
I am having the exact same CS5 trackpad drag problem. It seems as if there is a problem within CS5 that after a period of time it seems to have trouble with the glass touchpad on the macbook pro unibody, and doesnt recognize the difference between the button and the pad, so when you release something you drag it snaps back to it's original position because it thinks you are touching two place on the pad.... that's my best guess. My work arounds have been quiting the program and reopening seems to fix it, or just using my tablet. It happens for me with or without the tablet, so the tablet is just a work around. It is a very consistent problem.
MBP 10.6.4 unibody
I think we may know what's going on here. Are there docked panels above the area you are trying to drag objects?
This thread describes a similar problem dragging doc to doc or doc to desktop, but the same issue affects moving layers in a document located in the same area.
I thought that might be the problem seeing the link you posted, but unfortunately it's not. I tried doing that in CS5 and it moved into th
at area perfectly when I used the mouse, but same problem when I tried with the trackpad. I also tried moving the layer in the other direction (so it wasn't overlapping the area), but it did the same jerk-back problem.
>I think we may know what's going on here. Are there docked panels above the area you are trying to drag objects?
I found this to be true, dragging within the same restricted area below expanded panels doesn't work.
Would that explain why it will drag fine with the tablet but not the trackpad?
Also the problem goes away after quitting and restarting?
drag within a document over the "protected" area doesn't work for me with either tablet or mouse, and restarting PS has no effect.
I don't believe this is the problem in my case. Everytime I restart photoshop the problem goes away, then after a certain amount of time the problem recurs. I don't have anything protected or docked. I am using a tablet to draw, and I occasionally use the text tool to label something, I can also move the layer with the tablet but not the trackpad. So would something be locked for the trackpad and not the tablet?
I've had this problem a million times and the pen location never mattered. However this last time it was sitting next to the tablet, and when I moved it the problem went away.
InsomniaGFX, was the tablet close to a monitor/Loudspeaker? Anything that could cause an interference?
I have exactly the same problem. I´m using a full version of cs5, educational, but still. Very annoying. I´m using a wacom too usually, but it´s switched off and in my bag, so can´t be the pen or whatever..
I'm experiencing the same problem as described here and I too have a macbook pro unibody and a wacom tablet. I don't know who's at fault but I can't help think it's Adobe seeing that before upgrading to CS5 from CS4 I didn't experience this problem but had the same computer and tablet.
i also seem to be able to select transform object and then I can move the object with the trackpad when this problem occurs.
Thank you, that's a nice workaround! I have the same problem the poster had - randomly, the trackpad stops working with the move tool and objects snap back to where they were when I try to move them, even when my Wacom Bamboo and stylus are across the room in my computer bag! (Macbook Pro unibody, OS 10.6.8). Restarting helps but then the problem returns. Fine when I've got my tablet plugged in because the tablet will work with the move tool, but, like right now when it's not plugged in and I don't want to restart PS, I'm SOL - saved by your suggestion! Interesting that "scott w" with an Inutos tablet had the same problem (his solution didn't work for me).
I have just started experiencing this with Photoshop CC, Mac Pro, intuos 4. Command-T is not a good solution because I don't want to move these particular objects off the pixel grid, though still want the ability to move off the pixel grid sometimes. Updating to the newest intuos driver doesn't help. Command+ Command- seems to temporarily fix the problem.
Jeffrey, what solution specifically are you pointing to?
What stood out for me was this post from 16 months ago:
I'm currently in communication with some folks from Wacom. We are able to reproduce the issue (both at Adobe and Wacom) and are currently investigating.
So, what have you all come up with? What's the fix?