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Occasionally when I switch (via cmd+tab or Expose) from photoshop to another app then back - all of the Photoshop menu items are grayed (inactive state). You can still issue hotkey commands (e.g. cmd+O, cmd+w, etc).

This doesn't happen every time I switch apps, but I haven't noticed a specific action that causes it to happen consistently.


OSX 10.6.7 Photoshop CS5 12.0 x64 Wacom Intuos 2 (I only mention this, because it seems like it only happens when using wacom tools mouse/pen)

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I'm pretty sure this has happened to me too, but has stoped lateley. Anyone? Im on an iMac 2010 with 10.6.7 too. –  kevin9794 Jun 24 '11 at 22:22

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