Help with Photoshop - Hand Tool not letting go

I started having this problem a few months ago and it’s really driving me crazy. When I use the hand tool in PS and I move the image around, sometimes though not every time, when I let go of the mouse button the hand tool doesn’t release and keeps moving image. I have to either hit the ESC button or the right button on my mouse to make it let go.
Is anyone also having this problem? Or does anyone know how I can fix this?

I’m using the latest PS version (though it started happening around the time I installed the previous one) and I’m on Windows 10.

Hi Tom,

Yes, I’ve had a very similar issue for awhile and like you, it started with a previous update (the one just before the most recent update). It was the same update where we lost the ability to turn a radial gradient into an oval.
In my case it usually happens when I use Ctrl+Alt + right mouse button to resize the brush or to adjust the hardness of a brush.
I’m using Windows 10 as well.
This issue hasn’t been consistent and it is very frustrating.
I haven’t found a fix so I’m hoping it will go away with the next update. I did see a few comments about similar issues on Adobe’s Support Community.

Sorry I couldn’t provide a fix! :frowning:

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Yep, I have the same issue. I don’t have a fix but it seems to “let go” when I release the spacebar and click to get what ever tool I’m using back and then press the spacebar again. (Hope that makes sense) You’re right, its very annoying!


Thanks guys, at least I know that I’m not alone. :slight_smile: