Thanks for that info. For those of you on this forum who have noticed that the problem happens even after unplugging your tablet, are you running iCopy (or any other apps that may contribute to the problem)?
Please let me know what you find out.
there's a preference in icopy called "capture mouse drags" that appears to be causing this. when checked, it tries to copy any item you click and drag, system-wide. with this disabled, and icopy running, i am able to drag layers again.
Just solved this problem! It's because of the wacom pen tablet driver i closed it in the activity monitor and the stupid snapback disapeared. down side is that the tablet won't work for obvious reasons i sugest we demand a solution from wacom on their forums.
That's not really a solution...that's just kind of another way of demonstrating the existing problem: Wacom's and Adobe's products are not playing nice together. There has never been an issue when the tablet is not plugged in, and ending that Wacom process from the Activity Monitor basically does the same as unplugging the tablet.
We don't know of any specifics (other than we've seen iCopy cause this issue, and FinderPop cause others), but we do know this problem is system specific (i.e. not all customers are having this issue).
Can you do a screen shot of your "System Preferences" dialog? Usually, they show up under "Other" in the bottom column.
I am also having the same issue but do nothave InCopy installed. For me the issue is that I have a Wacom tablet installed in my office. When I unplug and leave the office without rebooting I encounter this error. If I reboot without the Wacom plugged in, it does not occur.
Attached is my system prefs screenshot also:
I do not have icopy installed or any other of the referenced programs that others are discussing, and I still have the problem. Not to mention the only program that is affected is photoshop... my machine shouldn't be in the influencing factor if the only program affected is photoshop, regardless if some conflict exists somewhere in my machine. If only photoshop is having troubles with a conflict, then it's my opinion that photoshop should resolve this conflict.
If only photoshop is having troubles with a conflict, then it's my opinion that photoshop should resolve this conflict.
No, that is bad logic.
Bugs in the OS or other applications can cause problems that only seem to happen in a single application (it depends on the details of the bug). And they sometimes are such that the affected application cannot work around the original bug. If we can work around external bugs, we do.
While the problem has still not been fixed, I think I have some new insight on to what is causing it. Hopefully, this will be useful for you Adobe people who are (I pray!) trying to fix this bug. So:
-I have Photoshop open, with an illustration I've been working on. The tablet is plugged in, and I've been using the stylus to draw everything. As usual, when I try to use the trackpad (because it's more convenient than putting the mouse back on the tablet and using the mouse) to move an element, it snaps back. But also, I can't use the trackpad to draw a line with the brush tool. I click and drag but nothing appears. In Photoshop's history, it reads that I've used the brush tool, but still, no line. It's the same as with the dragging: the click and drag registers, but it doesn't take effect. The only difference is that with the drag tool, you can see the action reversing on itself and going back to where it was. With the brush tool, you see nothing.
-This problem occurs with all of the brushes: burn/dodge, blur, eraser, stamp, etc. It also occurs with the move, lasso, and Quick Selection tools.
However, it does not occur with a lot of the non-brush tools: marquee, pen, shapes, crop, type, paintbrush.
-When I unplug the tablet, I still can't draw a line with the trackpad or move anything. But if I reboot Photoshop with the tablet unplugged, the problems are gone (but then they immediately return when I plug the tablet back in and do something with the mouse or stylus).
This problem does ever not occur in Illustrator: this is a Photoshop-specific problem.
Conclusion: it's not the move tool that's broken. It's a lot of things, and it's only Photoshop.
I hope this information helps. I also hope that knowing it's more than the move tool bumps it up your priority list, too. When you charge a ridiculous amount of money for software, it should be perfect (or at least address known issues more quickly).
I've been using CS5 with a Wacom Intuos 3 for a while with none of these issues, however today got a Cintiq and it started happening right away. A full reboot made it go away momentarily, but not for long. I'm getting the snapping issue as well as the brush not being able to draw with the trackpad.
It's been almost a year since this problem came up, please fix this!
Moving an object WILL work when you hit cmd+t and it's under Transform. It will also move an object when in a Mask.
I also have the problem. No iCopy or Candelair. But I do use an Intuos 4.
Move tool snaps back and brush tools (brush, clone, eraser, etc) can only make dots, not paint continuous. I guess because the tool is also unable to move or is snapping back to place.
I work with an external keboard, external monitor and the tablet, not using the trackpad.
Latest Wacom Driver
Restarting PS gets a temporary fix.
Exact same problem again here. Latest everything installed and no extras/plugins. I have an Intuos tablet though.
The tablet and my magic mouse work fine - it's just the trackpad.
This has to be a PS bug surely? Command-T transform works fine, as does dragging out a selection marque.
are u running Lion? Wacom drivers not compatable with Lion.
[Moderator] Recent Wacom drivers (since Driver 6.1.6-4 from 22 Nov 2010) are compatable with Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), and Leopard (10.5).
Hi Thanks for bringing this issue. I am having same issue when I plugged in my Intuos4 with Photoshop. If Intuos is unplugged everything is working normal but when I plug it in, I can't move stuff with my trackpad (still able to move with pen and arrow keys) along with other issues people are reporting here.
Please fix this issue ASAP.
I'm experiencing the same problem with the snapping using Photoshop CS5 with the Wacom Intuos 4. Objects will not move properly after a while of usage, resulting to having to shut down the program and start again (problems starts again shortly after).
Has there been a solid solution to this problem yet?
- Latest Wacom driver installed
- Lion latest version
- Photoshop CS5 (latest installment)
- No additional apps besides internet browsing
Has there been any fix for this?
I'm experiencing the same issues of layers snapping back, and pen lines not appearing that @hirshmon described.
An update from Adobe staff would be reassuring!
No, there hasn't been...you'd think Adobe would be able to figure out such a thoroughly documented and widespread problem by now.
I just got a new computer, and I can confirm that the problem still occurs - it's not computer specific.
I have not, as it seems to only be an issue in Photoshop CS5—no other programs are affected. If an Adobe representative replies to the thread and confirms this is still an outstanding issue, I'll try out Wacom's help forum next for sure.