I was playing with PS CS4 and I noticed that my cursor is shown as a cross-hair + when I select any of the PS Tools. Quickly checked the Preferences -> General -> Cursors and it has "Normal Brush Tip" selected. Two days ago, I remember selecting the "Show crosshair in Bursh Tip" check box checked. Now even when I uncheck, doesn't work. I want to get back my cursor displaying the correct tool (say Lasso, Dodge, etc). Any help appreicated.
I've occasionally run into this with various recent versions of PS and found that, if I switched to precise cursors in the preferences, closed the preferences window, then went back to it and switched to normal, it would fix the problem for a while ... yes, its a hassle, but it worked for me.