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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.
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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.
My issue is that the caps-lock on/off feature is reversed. I have to have caps-lock ON in order to see my brush tip, not off. It's driving me nuts!
I have the exact same problem. Working on a Macbook Pro. Caps Lock function is reversed so when I go to write and email or chat I"M YELLING AT EVERYONE....
I fixed it! Unfortunately it required me to close Photoshop, trash my preferences, then reopen Photoshop:
/Users/~your user~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Settings
Before you do this, I suggest you use the preset import/export function in order to restore any brushes, actions, workspaces and any other customised settings.