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Adobe Creative Suite Tools Not Showing Up Right

Posted on: December 9th, 2009 by Joe

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This is one that I found a while back, and just recently was reminded of it again. The other day I saw a forum post stating that Flash won’t display the path I’m drawing with the pencil tool. I had something similar to this happen with the eraser tool in Fireworks. It too wouldn’t display right and was flickering. The system I was using was running was Windows Vista and I had the Appearance set to Aero and that was what was causing the issue. Just by setting it to the Basic mode (Without the transparency) that fixed it. This also is the case for Windows 7. This is kind of a random issue and appears to affect multiple Creative Suite programs. So far I have heard of it affecting Flash, Fireworks and Illustrator. I was getting the issue with CS3 and when I upgraded to CS4 it no longer happened in Fireworks at least. I also have Windows 7 and CS4 and have noticed that it still is an issue in Flash with the pencil tool. The line you draw with the tool doesn’t show up until you let up on the mouse button. If you happen to run across this weird issue and want to find a solution try changing the Appearance Settings.

5 Responses

  1. Sli says:

    You sir, you sir, YOU SIR ARE A GENIOUS!
    I Googled for like a month without finding a solution to the flash pencil tool problem and I couldn’t find anything. And just when I was about to loose all hope and I was starting to think of my life without those sweet clean magnificent pencil tool lines I found this blog and the solution.

    If I was millionaire you would find like a billion dollars in your bank account right now. Does that makes sense? No? Good.

    Seriously, thanks. 8D

  2. Web says:

    Hello there. This really is kind of an “non-traditional” question , but have some other website visitors asked you how obtain the menu bar to appear like you have it? I also have a blog and am really planning to transform around the design, on the other hand I am scared to death to wreck havoc on it for fear of the various search engines punishing me. I am really new to all this …so i am just not positive just how to try to to it all yet. I’ll just keep working on it one day at a time Thanks for any help you can offer here

  3. Joe says:

    I am using a WordPress template/theme. It is what is causing the menu to show up like it is. I hope that was helpful.

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