Problems with MacOS 10.7.3 around the time I installed Photoshop

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Photoshop CS5 seems to mess with my system (Mac OS 10.7.3) - when it is installed, following problems occur when I start my iMac (a new one):
* monitors are swapped (my main monitor is on the right - but when I start my computer, it appears on the left)
* my system does not find USB sticks
* text documents open on Text Edit, not Open Office as they are supposed to

I have checked, double checked (and triple checked) these problems with my apple support. Yes, we looked after the volume, repaired it, looked after access rights and repaired them, installed a new OS 10.7.3 over the old version, and finally deleted the whole hard drive and re-installed everything from scratch.
All the problems mentioned before aired (again), when I installed CS5...

So, ideas anyone?
Any help is very much appreciated!
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Posted 6 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop does not, and cannot mess with the OS like that. Apple support should have been quite clear that an application could not cause issues like that.

You have some other problem(s) with your system, and it is coincidental that the problem occurred about the same time you installed Photoshop.
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Opening in Text Edit is an OS setting -- MacOS only allows one application to be associated with a file extension, and TextEdit is the default for .txt files. You'll need to change the OS association to OpenOffice. That might not stick if your user preferences are not being saved correctly.

USB sticks not being recognized would mean that the OS USB driver is missing or misconfigured. You'll have to reinstall the OS, or work with Apple to determine how to clean that up. There might also be preferences for "what to do when I insert a memory card" related to Apple's ImageCapture service.

Monitor configuration is an OS setting, System Preferences -> Displays. If the OS is not remembering this setting, that could be a problem with user preferences, or the video card driver.