9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 2:06 PM by R_Kelly RSS

    pen tool

    Meikka500

      Hi,

       

      How do i get rid of Alt and Ctrl "tooltips" (white squares with key names) when using pen tool?

      These squares obscure often the nodes that you are working on.

       

      Thank you,

      Martti

        • 1. Re: pen tool
          R_Kelly Community Member

          You can turn off the tool tips in either (Adobe Photoshop) Edit>Preferences>General or Interface depending on the version of photoshop your using:

          What version of photoshop are you using?

           

          Example from photoshop cs5:

           

          Uncheck Show Tool Tips

           

           

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          older versions prior to cs3:

           

           

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          • 2. Re: pen tool
            Meikka500 Community Member

            Thank You,

             

            Tried that - does not work. It's the same problem in CS6 and 5.

            Perhaps I was not clear enough in my first post. The problem is when using

            the pen tool and pressing alt or Ctrl the white rectangle with the key name in it

            appears and often obscures the work area in close up work.

             

            /Martti

            • 3. Re: pen tool
              c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

              Perhaps I was not clear enough in my first post.

              And how easily that could have been avoided with posting a screenshot.

              Edit: cameraIconInsertImage.jpg

               

              The problem is when using the pen tool and pressing alt or Ctrl the white rectangle with the key name in it appears and often obscures the work area in close up work.

              What OS do you work on?

              I suspect this may be caused by an OS-setting, because I have no recollection of such a »feature« of Photoshop.

              • 4. Re: pen tool
                conroy Community Member

                I think Christoph has the correct idea. OS X has a System Preference for displaying pressed modifier keys on screen. Windows probably has similar. This screenshot shows the preference enabled.

                 

                Screen shot 2012-12-30 at 13.35.10.png

                • 5. Re: pen tool
                  Noel Carboni Community Member

                  conroy wrote:

                   

                  Windows probably has similar.

                   

                  Nope.  Windows users are assumed to know what their hands are doing at all times. 

                   

                  Actually Windows just beeps to give you feedback when you use the "sticky keys" feature.

                   

                  -Noel

                  • 6. Re: pen tool
                    R_Kelly Community Member

                    Good call.

                    I guess i just assumed that Meikka500 was using a windows system because of the reference to Alt and Ctrl keys.

                     

                    Of course a screenshot from Meikka500 of the actual problem would be nice along with what operating system.

                    • 7. Re: pen tool
                      conroy Community Member

                      I still think Meikka500 is using Windows because of the specific reference to Alt and Ctrl. They maybe have a 3rd party utility causing the issue.

                      • 8. Re: pen tool
                        Meikka500 Community Member

                        Thank You all,

                         

                        Iam using WinVista exactly as you suspected. As a matter of fact I also thought

                        that Windows not PS is the culprit. I will try to find a solution in some Windows forum.

                         

                        Happy 2013,

                        :-)

                        • 9. Re: pen tool
                          R_Kelly Community Member

                          If you would post a screenshot, maybe someone will recognize what's going on.

                          Or a short video clip on youtube.