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Photoshop: No image preview on Open dialog box in CS6

The preview window in the "Open" dialog box on Windows is gone in Photoshop. So if I click on a PSD file (once) to preview it, there isn't one. I have to completely open the file or go digging for it in Bridge. This is a very fundamental feature that needs to return, especially for those of us that have hundreds of files to dig through. PLEASE fix this.
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  • I’m frustrated
    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled why cant i preview photoshop files in cc when i go to open.

    in the past versions of photoshop CS 4 I am able to view the file from the open menu-just a small thumbnail, but its super helpful. All Photoshop files
    all look the same blue Ps logo
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  • Rochelle, many months ago Adobe tried to justify its decision to cut the image preview function based on a perceived best-practices action siting that Microsoft was thinking of eliminating support for it in some future OS upgrades. That was a long, long, time ago and it hasn't happened and Adobe has had years of opportunity to make an update fix but despite myriad pleas from its customer base, refuses to this day to do so. Its excuses are rather self-righteous and Adobe seems exasperated that the issue won't go away. Those who are really keen to have previews back again have had to turn to third party software to fill that gap. Other software providers have no problem continuing on with previews, Adobe flatly refuses to consider it any more. Good luck....Rob
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    • You see, Chris, you have only strengthened my appraisal of the situation. Your clients think it is a problem, sadly you don't. Your clients were happy with the previous version which was fully functional. I know of no other company that has dropped previews for the reason you outline. You and Adobe just wish the issue would die but we have to live and grit our teeth with your decision every day.I don't see the flaw in the argument if you consider the request to put it back in because it still would work. Since you are always sending us updates you can update the previews out again if there ever becomes a time when they conflict with a new OS. Where are we all wrong on this? Rob
    • Thank you, Rob. It is a "real problem" to the clients, and dismissing it lightly doesn't really make it better. Which third party package would you suggest for us, Chris? I'd be happy to get it!
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  • I’m still furious
    I just wish to reiterate my initial frustration which I logged here 2-3 years ago. After all this time I suppose Adobe was hoping we'd 'get used to it', however I still find the lack of this feature a major hit to my daily productivity.

    Chris, at some point you and your team need to listen to the plea's of your customers and bring this feature back.
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    Please please please correct this! I use this all day with Illustrator and die because I have to open the file just to see what it is in Photoshop (please note that other then this I'm extremely happier with the software).

    We need the preview!
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