Photoshop Being Open Causes Infuriating Cursor Flicker

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I am posting on the forums because I am so incredibly sick of this issue. It has been reported on the forums for just about 6 years now and I can't believe this problem hasn't been addressed and fixed. Whenever I have Photoshop opened up, if I move to another app and try to work in it, such as Illustrator, InDesign or even Safari, my cursor will flicker between the program specific cursor and the system default cursor sporadically. It makes it nearly impossible to work quickly or accureately in any program other than Photoshop. As soon as I close Photoshop the issue resolves immediately. I have tried so many "solutions" that have been suggested in the past and none of them have helped me. This problem is so infuriating and I can't believe I pay so much for software that doesn't even work as it should and have 6 year old bugs. This problem has persisted through many iterations of MacOS, as well as many versions ofthe CC Suite. I am currently running the latest version of macOS along with the latest version of all of my CC apps. Can someone please let me know if there is a definitive solution to this problem. Please do not suggest that I delete and reinstall Photoshop, because that's all Adobe reps ever tell me to do which has proven to be absolutely useless. Also don't suggest "just minimizing/closing Photoshop" because that is not a workable solution for me. I need these apps for school/work and it's infurating that they don't work well. Thank you in advance to anyone who's able to help. 

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Photoshop Being Open Causes Infuriating Cursor Flicker

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I am posting on the forums because I am so incredibly sick of this issue. It has been reported on the forums for just about 6 years now and I can't believe this problem hasn't been addressed and fixed. Whenever I have Photoshop opened up, if I move to another app and try to work in it, such as Illustrator, InDesign or even Safari, my cursor will flicker between the program specific cursor and the system default cursor sporadically. It makes it nearly impossible to work quickly or accureately in any program other than Photoshop. As soon as I close Photoshop the issue resolves immediately. I have tried so many "solutions" that have been suggested in the past and none of them have helped me. This problem is so infuriating and I can't believe I pay so much for software that doesn't even work as it should and have 6 year old bugs. This problem has persisted through many iterations of MacOS, as well as many versions ofthe CC Suite. I am currently running the latest version of macOS along with the latest version of all of my CC apps. Can someone please let me know if there is a definitive solution to this problem. Please do not suggest that I delete and reinstall Photoshop, because that's all Adobe reps ever tell me to do which has proven to be absolutely useless. Also don't suggest "just minimizing/closing Photoshop" because that is not a workable solution for me. I need these apps for school/work and it's infurating that they don't work well. Thank you in advance to anyone who's able to help. 

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Do all Mac user have this problem? I use windows  and do not see a have a problem like this but then the only Adobe application I user is Photoshop/Bridge/ACR...

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I don't think that every Mac user struggles with it. In fact even when I have used other Macs, such as the ones at school I don't suffer from the same problem. But I do know several people personally that struggle from it. And furthermore I've seen probably a dozen forums full of people struggling from this exact problem dating back to 2014. It's a very frustrating problem as it makes programs borderline impossible to use efficiently. It doesn't seem to be common, or even present at all for Windows users from what I have seen. 

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yes every mac user has this problem. its driven me absolutely mad for 6 years.

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