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Thu, Apr 20, 2017 10:25 AM

Photoshop: UI gone: no windows, no toolbars or else. Files are not showing up either.

Since a few days, from time to time all windows in Photoshop are just gone. Only I see the menu bar at the top, but the documents, panels, tools and everything is not showing anywhere.

It happens randomly. I'm working and swithching between apps and suddenly this will happen.

I'm using the latest Photoshop CC 2017 version in an iMac with latest software Sierra 10.12.4 (16E195). It doesn't happen in Illustrator or any other apps.

Should I uninstall and reinstall Photoshop? I'd like to avoid it, is it a known bug or problem or does it have to do with my OSX System rather than Photoshop?

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Photoshop: Hiding sometimes makes it irretrievable

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Champion

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627 Messages

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14.7K Points

4 y ago

Maybe not the issue, but have you tried pressing the "Tab" key? That toggles the tools/panels on and off... you may have accidentally triggered it while tabbing to other windows?

Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

4 y ago

Can you easily reproduce this? If so I'd like to get a demonstration of the steps to reproduce.

397 Messages

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6.5K Points

4 y ago

Just a thought, have you updated your graphics driver lately. also try disabling the new start screen as the latest version is having memory release issues. also try disabling opencl.

34 Messages

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494 Points

4 y ago

I found a quick fix for this, maybe someone with the same problem will be interested.

When it happens, I go to the Window menu and activate the application frame, then deactivate it. My usual setting is to disable it, so I don't see the gray background but the tools. Then when I activate it, it comes back and I can again see the opened documents as well.

Using the tab key to show/hide the menu doesn't work at all when this situation is going on, but changing the application frame works to refresh it all.

It really didn't fix the problem. After working on a document, I wanted to use the animation panel that was hidden, so I enabled it and it didn't work. It was unresponsive, I could not move it around the screen or use it at all, so I had to restart Photoshop.

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84 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Panels and document window hidden after Lightroom edit in Photoshop.

This is a strange issue that has only recently appeared (since latest lightroom update 2015.12). Photoshop (CC 2017 1.1) and Lightroom behave normally until I use the "edit in photoshop cc2017" from lightroom... after doing that if at any point I hide Photoshop (cmd H) photoshop will hide but you can never see it again. When you go back to photoshop, its still running and the top menu bar is still there but all tools, palettes and windows are not visible and there appears no way to make them visible again other than quiting photoshop and starting again. If you don't use edit in photoshop from lightroom the photoshop will continue to hide and reappear as normal when you use cmd H. Would love to know if anybody else if getting this issue and if there is a solution? I have run with new prefs and no 3rd party plugins but the issue remains. Thanks

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84 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop entire window disappearing on MacBook Pro (newest edition).

Hard to pinpoint when it happens, but usually when using Command + H to hide the application, once I try to go back into Photoshop, the entire window no longer reappears. The top bar with File, Edit, etc. is up saying Photoshop is live, and the program does not say to Force Quit. I've tried every type of troubleshooting, from minimizing/ maximizing, all the shortcuts for hiding, etc, and all the view options from Photoshop itself. My coworkers also have this problem. When you quit the application, it still asks to save whatever documents are still open, but it won't show them, it simply shows the desktop background and a popup for saving appears. The only solution thus far is to quit Photoshop and reopen. 

Adobe Administrator

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296.4K Points

4 y ago

Our engineers are looking into this issue. They have a compatibility plug-in which may hack around the problem until we release a fix. Let me know if you're interested in trying the plug-in out.

Adobe Administrator

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4 y ago

I can also add anyone with this problem to prerelease to check out a change for an upcoming release which should fix this issue.

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82 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom not merging photos to Photoshop.

I'm having problems while merging photos to Photoshop. Usually for the first set of images, Photoshop will merge and I will be able to create my HDR image, but after Photoshop is already open, it will not continue to merge my other photo sets. Is anyone else having these problems? Hopefully Adobe will address this asap. My workaround is to close Photoshop after every 1st merge, so I have to launch Photoshop for every set of images I want to merge after that.

*Update*
So... I did some more troubleshooting and found out that additional images aren't opening in Photoshop ONLY when I minimize Photoshop after an edit.

 

So when I'm in Lightroom and merging to Photoshop for the very first time, Photoshop opens with no problem and it will continue to merge new images as long as I don't minimize Photoshop. Where the problem occurred, was after the Photoshop edit/merge, I would cmd+h to hide Photoshop. Once I did that, the next images I tried would not open.