My pointer gets very jerky whenever I'm using the Layers palette in Photoshop CS6. This is never happened in previous versions (although I skipped CS5). Is this common to everyone?
No, I don't see that on my PC workstation.
I assume you mean the mouse pointer does not move smoothly, but jumps from location to location, as though the computer has become unresponsive.
Do you have a Mac? What OS? What video card? Is Photoshop updated to 13.0.1?
Even though you may have done so in other places, it might be prudent to describe your hardware and software environment here.
Does it happen with every image or just large ones? Does it happen if no image is open?
There have been some reported issues on the forum seemingly related to the Layers panel where things like having the thumbnails visible causing operations such as dragging layers in the document being edited to slow down... Have you tried disabling the thumbnails via the panel options to see if that changes the mouse behavior?
Yes, this is on Mac OS 10.8.2 with a ATI Radeon HD 5750 and Photoshop 13.0.1. The pointer moves smoothly over the Layers palette until you click a layer, at which point it's as if the frame rate drops and the pointer jerks around. It happens on both my work and home computers.
It doesn't matter what the file size is; it even happens with a small file with a few empty layers. Disabling layer thumbnails does not help.
I have exactly the same issue.
Did you contact Adobe support about this?
Also, what kind of hardware do you have?
Mine is: 2x2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 17GB 1066 DDR3, SSD disk, OS X 10.8.2, PS 13.0.1 x64
I found this in the console log, after starting PS, opening a file with layers, clickin on a layer and then hovering over the layers panel:
29.11.12 17:32:14.907 WindowServer: _CGXGetWindowOrderingGroup: Operation on a window 0x19d requiring rights 0x5 by caller Photoshop
I had a friend with an NVIDIA card in his Macbook Pro test it, and he says the mouse pointer is smooth without the Application Frame enabled. So I think it's safe to say the two elements that together cause the problem are the Application Frame and ATI graphics cards.