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Thu, Dec 8, 2016 6:18 PM

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Photoshop overrides all windows when opening

It would be great if you can start photoshop in the background without it overriding all of your windows. I just want to open it and be able to work on something else at the same time without it popping up constantly. 

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4 years ago

With me, it only pops up the one time, but if I'm busy typing something, it is rather annoying, agreed.

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4 years ago

Every time I try to go away to a different window, it pops up every single time, not just on the first time. It didn't seem to do that before

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How very rude of it. I usually launch PS by dragging the image I want to work on onto the icon in the dock. I'm trying now just launching it to see if it does the same thing. It did use to launch in the background, I'm sure.  Nope, in fact, it just launched and it's still in the background. Oh, and I don't have the Start Screen enabled. So maybe it's that or the OS? I'm on a Mac running Yosemite.

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What do you mean by not having the start screen enabled? I'm using a PC so maybe it's that..

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What do you mean by not having the start screen enabled? I'm using a PC so maybe it's that..

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The last couple of versions of Photoshop CC have included the Start Screen, and it's enabled in Preferences by default. You're on an earlier version? I only mentioned the Start screen because when it's enabled, it also tries to make contact with the internet, so possibly that was interfering? It's a new enough feature, I'm not sure we know all the impact it might have on our individual systems.

And yes, your OS, its version, as well as Mac or PC can make the difference in what any of us experiences.

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I have the latest version of PS

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You might just see what happens if you go to Preferences> General and turn off the Start Screen and Recent Files options. You have to quit and restart Photoshop to make it take effect. If that makes a difference, it could be the OS handing off to the internet, perhaps even the browser you use? I'm just trying to guess what's different between your setup and mine that could have an effect.

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I appreciate it. I'll see if that helps, but I like the startup screen so I can open up some recent files.

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I do, too.  I've docked the Recent Files panel with my other panels so without any preference, I can use it to visually see what files I might want to reopen. I was getting too many delays on my older computer with the preferences enabled. Now I get one delay when initializing the Recent Files panel, but I know that I want to use it, so I accept that.

However, my suggestion is simply to have us see whether or not that is having an effect. I imagine anything we test will help Adobe find the source of this.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like it's still doing the same thing when I don't have it open to the start panel. I suppose I'll just have to deal with it

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Well hopefully not forever if Adobe spots this and can figure out what's happening. Does it happen when you're in any other app? No matter what has focus, Photoshop intrudes several times while launching? I'm wondering if you should repost as a bug, not as an idea. It didn't used to happen to you, and it's not happening to me right now, so that sounds like a bug. Just say what version of Windows and what version of PS CC you're running, and Adobe can try to figure out what's going on.

There may even be several others seeing the same thing.

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Correct. And it doesn't happen with Illustrator or any other adobe product that I use (that I can recall). I'll try that