Hi, I am using CS2, it has been fine forever, then a week ago the problems started. I had to double click the mouse, then maybe many clicks more to open images. The crop tool too is a problem, as I drag the mouse across it stops and does a tiny crop. And the lasso tool is the same, as I attempt to draw around the subject it stops after about an inch, and I have to then attempt it many times before it agrees to do it.
It's driving me crazy, any ideas would be really helpful.
My machine is ok power wise, windows 8, 8GB memory.
It sounds like the mouse. Have you checked a range of programs to eliminate the mouse? Otherwise, it might be the mouse driver, or a clash with another pointer like a tablet.
Thanks Trevor. I did forget to say, even though I'm a good photographer I'm bloody useless with computers.
The mouse is fine with everything else I use it for...it's just CS2 where there's a problem.
When you say a range of programs to eliminate the mouse, what do you mean?
Try resetting your Preferences. Hold down Ctrl Alt Shift while double-clicking on your PS icon. Then you will be asked if you want to reset them.
An alternate idea would be a re-install of CS2.