Photoshop: CS6 Missing ExtendScript examples? 404's when searching adobe.com and no way to report

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I'm looking for the extendscript toolkit example programs described in chapter 4 of the CS6 javascript tools guide (got extendscript toolkit as part of install of photoshop cs6)

I found an SDK with examples for extendscript of bridge. But that was for CS5 and I was looking for the common non-product-specific examples (building dialog boxes, etc).

I searched for other SDK on adobe.com,
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/i...
the top link http://www.adobe.com/devnet/sdks.html... is 404
the 404 page has a 'helpful' send email link, that requires entering product specific support but it's not for a product but the site itself.
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Richard Ellison

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Is this the page you're looking for: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/photoshop...
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Richard Ellison

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no it isn't (but it may also be useful), That gets the scripting examples for photoshop - so now I have examples for bridge and photoshop, but not the common non-product specific ScriptUI examples that are referenced in the ExtendScript Toolkit manual (Help|JavaScript Tools Guide CS6). I can probably piece together
how to do something from the reference material and the few examples where ScriptUI are used in the process of demonstrating how to do something product-specific, but the samples are documented in the installed manual and would make things simpler. Too bad the code of the samples wasn't included in the guide as an appendix.

missing the examples didn't get me as frustrated as navigating the adobe site to try to find the examples, getting 404 links as top search results, having the 404 'send an email' link lead to a page that doesn't allow sending feedback on the website (like reporting a 404).
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Did you look in the Adobe Utilities-CS6>ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 folder under sdk>samples>javascript?
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Yeah, the 404s and bad navigation on the site frustrate me as well.
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Richard Ellison

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I had only installed the 64 bit version, and I had installed to an alternate disk (not much space on C:). I installed the 32 bit version and still nothing in D:, but now I see "Adobe Utilities" on C:. Not sure if I missed that before (I thought I looked in C) or if it was only installed in 32 bit kit... Thanks!
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Richard Ellison

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samples found after also installing 32 bit versions, and re-checking the C: disk, even though installation was to D:
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Yup can't believe I didn't think of that and wasted so much time looking. Figures even though I told it to install on D drive always manages to still use C drive to write stuff to!
Also, surprised this didn't show up in a Google search? Usually, find answers to questions like this pretty quick via google. I guess not many people use scripting with Photoshop or bother to use the toolkit anyways.
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I think you are correct. I suspect the reason is poor script performance, but mainly, extremely poor Adobe support. For example, the CS6 Bridge release includes bugs in the Script UI so you cannot render controls and Adobe still has not fixed this after well over a year. Who wants to script when you cannot count on support and timely bug fixes?