Working away in ps cs5 and click on the direct selection tool and all I get is the hand (move) tool and what ever tool I click on I just get the hand tool! This happened in indesign too. It goes back to normal if I reboot and just found that when i opened illustrator while having this prob in ps and then went back to photoshop the problem rectified. Bit frustrating and wondering if anyone else is having this prob?
I am having a similar problem in Photoshop and Illustrator (CS3) on a Dell XP workstation. The tools act erratically, as though the ALT and CTRL keys are stuck. It started in a minor way several months ago and has gotten progressively worse. For no apparent reason, the problem will resolve on its own, and then return. I updated and reinstalled the software, updated the drivers, and replaced the keyboard, Wacom tablet, and mouse. I also replaced the workstation with an unused mirror of the computer. The Photoshop, Illustrator, and the Bridge preferences were reset, deleted, and reset again. This computer is not connected to the internet. It is, however, connected to a secure, closed network. Any help in resolving this long-standing problem would be greatly appreciated.
Something Zeno Bokor mentioned in another thread on this forum... There's a Windows Accessibility feature called "Sticky Keys" that that could be getting enabled. I don't know whether XP had "Sticky Keys", but look in the Help and see if you can deconfigure it if so.
StickyKeys has been available since Windows 95 so yes, it might very well be that. Starshyyn, try pressing Shift 5 times rapidly and see if it fixes/causes your problem or go to Control Panel->Accesibility Options to set it from there.
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