Photoshop CC 2015 - "Preparing to build preview" while changing image size

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When changing image size, and when check-gizmo to keep constant proportions is OFF, a new window saying 'Preparing to Build Preview' appears when one enters the FIRST H/W dimension. If one attempts to enter the H/W second dimension before this window closes, PS freezes and El Capitan is effectively frozen too (Activity Monitor cannot be opened to Force Quit PS).

Unless proportions are being held constant, the 'Preparing to Build Window' bar should show up only when the SECOND image-size dimension is entered. This was the case in previous versions and this change is maddeningly dysfunctional.
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Kirk Thompson

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Chris Cox

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That sounds like you have device preview on.

But if the whole system is freezing, that can only be an OS bug, low level driver bug, or hardware defect.

Actually, there shouldn't be any window coming up while you are entering parameters for image size. First we need to know what is showing that window that shouldn't be...