Not to be impatient or anything but if anyone could help that would be nice...
What operating system and version of photoshop are you using?
The Pencil Tool always has the crosshair, regardless of the preferences settings.
Do any of the cursors for other tools look wrong, perhaps like triple cursors?
Aside from brush cursors that should be square looking rounded win the brush tool (though making the proper shapes), no:
I'm on Windows 8.1 and Photoshop CC. Is there not any way to disable it with the pencil tool or barring that, is there any way to make the brush tool function like the pencil tool? I need to work with precise non-aliased squares but my brush cursors at the moment are anything but precise. While I'm asking... is there any way to make the brush tool's cursors not look so messed up as well?
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Make sure that your caps lock is not on.
The last pictures were custom made square brushes that are specifically spaced a certain amount of pixels apart. I don't actually use those with the brush tool because they need to have sharp solid blocks rather than anti-aliased blobs. I'll try updating my video drivers but they're already pretty up-to-date at 334.89 whereas current stable is 335.23 and current beta is 337.50. It's a GTX Titan Black.
@Peru Bob, it isn't precision mode as stated in the opening post.
I'd still be looking at video card drivers. Especially as you are on Windows 8.1 which seems to be particularly prone to graphics driver problems. Have you tried using different settings In Preferences > Performance? Try setting GPU Advanced mode to Basic for instance.
Do you have onboard graphics as well as the Titan, and if yes, is the onboard disabled in BIOS?
I finally found a moment where I didn't have anything important open and updated the drivers to the latest version. There's no change in terms of what the cursors look like in Photoshop. There's no change from Advanced to Basic and back again. I do think Photoshop has some kind of memory leak though because if I have it open for over an hour or maybe 3 it ends up where the zoom really lags and setting path components lags and pretty much everything lags and it really shouldn't with my rig.
I'm pretty sure there's no on-board since my motherboard definitely didn't have a VGA/DVI slot. I just built it recently, here's the specs:
CPU: i7 4930K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011
GPU: GTX Titan Black (6GB)
MOBO: ASUS X79 Deluxe
RAM: G.Skill Ares 32GB 1866 (4x8GB)
SSD: 1TB Samsung 840 EVO (rapid mode at over 1,000MB/s read/write)
HDD: WD Red 4TB + (3) WD Caviar Black 1TB + an external 2TB
CASE: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
...so yeah, it's pretty much a beast.