7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 13, 2017 10:14 PM by Jeff Arola

    Photoshop 7 cursor too small.

    nick2u

      Photoshop 7 with windows 10. This problem just recently started. The cursor, which is normal when doing anything else, becomes so small when I drag it over the working area that I can barely see it. It goes back to normal as soon as I move off the working area. It does not do this when using Image Ready 7. I have reinstalled PS 7 and nothing changed.

        • 1. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
          Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

          Have you checked the cursor settings in ps 7 under Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors?

           

           

           

          Reset the ps 7 preferences by:

           

          Pressing and holding down the Shift+Ctrl+Alt keys just after starting the launch of ps 7

          (you have to be quick about pressing the keys or you won't get the below dialog)

           

          Keep holding the keys down until you get a dialog asking if you want to Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings File

           

          Press Yes

           

          • 2. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
            nick2u Level 1

            Thanks, When I press 'yes', this box pop up:

             

            You currently have Photoshop's primary Scratch and Windows' primary paging file on the same volume which can result in reduced performance....it then recommends to set the "primary scratch volume" to be on a different volume, preferably on a different physical drive.

             

            Any suggestion on what to do next will be greatly appreciated.

            • 3. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
              Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

              You can safely ignore that, just press OK and hopefully it won't show again or it will go away after a few times.

               

              Although what is says is true it's just a suggestion and not something you have to do.

              • 4. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
                nick2u Level 1

                But my problem, the shrinking cursor, still exists. When I open PS everything seems fine. The cursor is normal no matter where I place it. But as soon as I open an image the cursor shrinks so small I can barely see it, but it returns to normal when I move it off of the work area.

                 

                Is there a way to reset to factory/default settings?

                • 5. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
                  Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

                  If you right click on your desktop, click on Display settings, click on Display do you have Scale and layout set to something other than 100%?

                   

                  Screenshot-(161).jpg

                  • 6. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
                    nick2u Level 1

                    I have been using the recommended settings all along. I tried making it both bigger and smaller and it did make the change, but even at the largest setting the cursor still gets tiny when I move it over the working area. It doesn't do that when I use my other imaging programs. Only when using PS 7 and something has changed because I've been using this for many years and it just started about a week ago, and I haven't made any setting changes that I am aware of. I was surprised when uninstalling and re-installing didn't fix the problem

                    • 7. Re: Photoshop 7 cursor too small.
                      Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

                      You can trash the whole ps 7 settings folder and see if that makes a difference.

                       

                      Go to

                       

                      C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop

                       

                      and delete the

                       

                      7.0 folder.