Seeking help: Unable to use tools after saving file in CS

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Apr 24, 2005
I searched the forum and knowledgebase for this issue; I hope I didn’t miss any relevant posts.

System info:
Photoshop CS
Windows XP Pro SP2
1 GB RAM, 20 GB free on HD.
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600

After saving a file, I frequently lose the ability to use any of the tools such as marquee, paintbrush, etc. The cursor will remain a regular arrow or sometimes a double-headed arrow. To restore functionality to the tools, I’ll have to restart CS.

I also have Photoshop 7 installed on the computer and have never had any problems with it, it seems specific to CS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Apr 24, 2005
Are the tools not working, or are the cursors just not changing?

Any chance you had a different monitor configuration and now have an options dialog off the screen? (see the FAQ for help with that)
Apr 24, 2005
I am unable to use the tools. I can still apply commands from the menu, like Invert, but no response from the palette.

No, no changes in the monitor.

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