Several times recently, I've encountered an odd bug in Photoshop CC where the only tool it will let me use is the Eraser. Selecting other tools either with keyboard shortcuts or via toolbars has no effect, even though the relevant icon is highlighted, and the eraser works "completely" (eg, if I try selecting the Move tool and moving a layer with arrow keys, nothing happens.... as you'd expect if you *wanted* to be in eraser mode). The only fix I can find when this happens is to close PS entirely and restart, at which point it works like it should. Anyone else had this happen? It hasn't happened enough yet to discern any pattern, but if I can figure out what combination of actions causes it to happen I'll post back here.
System is a Win7 x64 laptop, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro K5010M, Wacom tablet (latest drivers with all) running Photoshop CC 14.1.2 x64.
Hello, how using the eraser, the one at the back of the stylus, or do you click on the tool, or use the shortcut?
Are you only using the stylus? or the trackpad. In that case is the stylus away from the tablet.
Could you write down the version of the tablet driver that is currently installed?
I'm not trying to use the eraser at all - this is Photoshop selecting the eraser for me. It's possible it might be triggered by the Wacom driver (Windows reports the version as 22.214.171.124, the Wacom software says it's 6.3.6w3), but once PS has gone into eraser mode it doesn't matter how I try to interact with it, whether tablet, mouse or keyboard: nothing works correctly until I restart Photoshop.
I don't think it was close, no - but it's only happened a few times. Next time it happens I'll note how the stylus is being used.
We've got another Wacom we could try as well, although I haven't tried yet (I suspect that swapping them round once it's happened won't achieve anything, as nothing I try on the keyboard or mouse has any effect). I don't think it's, for example, a stuck "e" key or other shortcut, because (a) no other programs are affected or start doing weird things (typing loads of e's, for example), (b) selecting other tools *looks* like it has worked normally, as the icon gets highlighted, but the actual tool being used is still the eraser.
I'll try to post a screengrab next time it happens, and work out how to recreate it. Haven't tried reinstalling PS or the Wacom driver yet but that would be the next thing to try.