To turn these animations off:
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor (Start:Run:gpedit.msc)
2. Navigate to User Configuration: Administrative Templates: Windows Components: Tablet PC: Cursor
3. Enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.
Retouching in Photoshop is much smoother without these animated cursors, I had got rid of them some time ago but they came back recently (possible after a service patch). I confirmed that the Microsoft tablet controls service had been switched off but obviously this associated setting was still in place.
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Windows 7 now treats files dragged to application icons in the new apps bar as files to be “pinned” to menu of the application.
This can be useful for files you open regularly but a bit of a spoiler if your used to dragging image files to the Photoshop icon to open them.
The good news is that this fuctionality is still available – you just need to make sure you press the shift key whilst dragging the file to the icon and they will then open in the usual way.
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