It's been a while since I last used photoshop, a similar kind of problem made me move away from the product, but the new features in CS6 are enticing enough for me to be interested in trying it again.
My problem is that, while the interface is completely usable (I can open the color picker, play with tools and preselects) trying to open a file or creating a new one does absolutely nothing.
File->New or CTRL+N will show the busy cursor for but a brief second, and then disappear, dragging a file to the interface shows me the "denied" cursor (black circle with a bar), File->Open lets me browse my disk but then when I select the image, nothing happens.
I've been scouring the forums for a solution to this and tried so many things that it's impossible for me to even try and list them all, so I'll accept any suggestion and try anything, I'll sum up what I did try in the first post (if it stays editable).
Please let me succeed in this, I'd love to go back to photoshop.
Two possibilities: busted video card driver (update it from the GPU maker's website), or the documents are opening on another display (like something you recently had connected and isn't on now - but the OS thinks it is).
How can I test the other display theory? I didn't connect any new monitor (I do use 2) but I occasionally use stuff like remote desktop tools.
I'll try and update the display drivers (even tho I updated them recently).
P.S.: opening it on the other monitor worked. What the heck. Any way I can make it work on both monitors?
I'll be making more tests in the meanwhile.
Ok, disregard that, removed ultramon, updated the gpu driver and I still get the situation.
I sort of managed to open a new file by pressing CTRL+N frantically and hitting enter, managing to get a new file by sheer luck.
Actually I didn't reboot, and it usually works upon fresh starts, but I tend to leave the computer on for weeks at a time, and it stops working after a while, I did try to reset preferences, but I could try that again.