Not sure when this started, but my brush preview refuses to show up, it's just the crosshair. My caps is definitely off. If I turn caps on and off, the preview appears again, but the second I move my cursor it goes right back to the crosshair. It's very frustrating! This is true of all brushes (including eraser). I noticed that under view>show>brush preview, it's unchecked, however no matter how many times I click on it (it acts like I clicked on it normally, the dropdown goes away like you'd expected to and the words aren't greyed out), it won't check. In preferences I have it set to do the normal brush preview and not the crosshair, but nothing changes. Please help!
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Caps lock is (not) the solution to this problem.
There has been a bug for some time with this, and it is random.
I cannot get it to come back.
There is some key that occasionally gets hit that sometimes causes this (from what I can tell).
ANY help would be appreciated.
This was driving me crazy until I realized that while Caps Lock was off on my USB keyboard, it was on on my laptop's keyboard. Problem solved.