I'm not sure. I have a Macbook Pro and I have never had this problem before. None of the other Adobe programs do this, just Photoshop does.
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0863
Revision ID: 0x00b1
ROM Revision: 3448
gMux Version: 1.8.8
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Given that it's a Macbook, then you don't have the options a PC user would have for updating display drivers separate from the OS.
You might try going into Photoshop - Preferences - Performance, clicking through the [Advanced...] button, and try selecting a different GPU mode, or even turning off the use of the GPU entirely. Remember to fully Quit and restart Photoshop after making any changes there and before testing.
Does your system have dual GPUs? I have heard that such a setup can confuse Photoshop, and that disabling the low-power GPU via the Mac system configuration can be helpful.
I'm more a PC expert; perhaps a Macbook-familiar person can add some advice here...
Have you run anything like Mac Defender (MacKeeper) lately?
I run ProtectMac once a week and Clean My Mac and MacKeeper daily.
I checked on the Performance Preference panel and did not see the GPU option under the advanced settings.
First, get rid of MacKeeper.
ProtectMac I don't know about.
Then you'll have to reinstall MacOS to repair and replace the OS files that MacKeeper has removed from your system.
Yes, we've seen this damage from MacKeeper before.
Why would MacKeeper delete files that the syetem programs would use. I have been running MacKeeper for quite sometime now and this is the first time this has happened. I never had this issue on CS5 or CS5.5
We don't know why MacKeeper does that damage.
But the general consensus on MacKeeper is that it's somewhere between pointless and malware.
I will go ahead and remove MacKeeper and just use Clean My Mac to remove uneccessary files. Thanks for the tips!
I went ahead and uninstalled MacKeeper and reinstalled OSX. That did the trick! Thanks for the help!