Delay when Hiting Ctrl +N

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Not so much a problem, more an irritation in workflow. I was used to copy elements from another photoshop file and quickly past them in a new file. In the previous version (this was 2014) this went a lot faster. I could consecutively Ctrl + A, Ctrl + N, Hit ENTER, Ctrl + V. and my work was pasted within seconds into a new document. without delay. Now it takes more then 4 seconds for the New Document Window to pop up, and reacts very slow when I'm hitting enter. 

If it is possible, please fix this in the next update so there is a quicker workflow.

I don't need to see what my recent items where and all the other useless stuff up in the bar when I want to create a new document. I just want it to pop up quick so I can work faster.
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Jolanda van Zandbergen

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Matt Whitby

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Yep.  The new 'NEW' window is horribly slow.  I don't have the exact location in front of me but if you go to preferences you can set it use the legacy one.  That's what I did.
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Jolanda van Zandbergen

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Thnx Matt for your answer ^_^

is it possible for you to look what the exact location is? or in which direction I should look?  you  would really help me out  :)
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Cristen Gillespie

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> s it possible for you to look what the exact location is? >

If you haven't found it: Preferences > General > Options in the left column almost to the bottom of the list.
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Jolanda van Zandbergen

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Thnx Cristen! everything is as quick as it was ^_^
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Jaroslav Bereza

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Same for me. This is why I am using legacy New Document dialog.
http://sklad.bereza.cz/00-jarda/00_screenshot/2017-01-30_214754.jpg

I also hate Adobe Stock photo. Evertime I see it. It reminds me that they killed "One dollar photo club" which was perfect image stock store.
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Just found out where it was, but there are a lot of people who aren't happy about the UI responsiveness of the new photoshop update. In my opinion performance should have higher priority than extra features.
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Speed over extra features every time for me.  It'll turn into bloatware.
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I can certainly respect that, but I don't think it applies to a large number of users, especially those with very fast computers and very good/fast internet connections. A lot of people are always asking for more features—even those who say they really want Adobe to focus on performance and bugs still ask for new features. Plenty of old-timers will say PS already IS bloatware, what with all the web, type, video, vector, and 3D features added over the years.<G>

But if they offer new features that people like, and their computer can handle the speed bump, an extra second or two is often worth it to them. Not to everyone, and certainly not to people on slow computers, so the next step would be the one they've taken—offer a legacy setting that bypasses any connection to the internet and slows people down.

But I wouldn't dismiss an attempt to provide a large portion of their customers with a new New Document dialog if they'd done anything to enhance it beyond provide access to templates in Adobe Stock. I do hear people like the Start Screen. I use it in apps I don't use everyday—and keep it turned off in PS—and options to do that are the best way for Adobe to cater to its diverse customer base.

I put up with a slow launch for the sake of the Recents thumbnails in the other apps. And in PS, I keep a panel docked and closed, but available, for Recent files. I know it will be slow to launch and only launch it when I want a visual of my recent files. CC Libraries are slow to launch. I still find them very handy, and would like to see them expanded upon.

This is the only way forward I can see for Adobe that addresses most of their customers. New features, even if not fully optimized at the moment or all that speedy on older computers, and a way out for those who don't want them. Customization.
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>  In my opinion performance should have higher priority than extra features.>

I'm afraid I'm still looking for those extra features. The thumbnails are generic. They not only don't represent the document visually, they don't even represent a custom document's orientation. Only templates from Adobe Stock provide an image preview. I have to give up an enormous amount of space to each thumbnail, can't set it to "list view," and then must read the fine print to figure out if they represent a document I want. I can't even set the New Document dialog to open to MY custom presets, instead of the most recent. The clipboard still hijacks the most Recent slot, even if I never created a new document with anything that was on the clipboard, so if I wanted to click Open, then hit return/Enter to accept the most recent document I actually created, it fails as it always did.

To create a new document, I have to click a disclosure triangle to get to such "advanced" features as document color or transparency and its color profile when creating a new document instead of using a preset. The dialog doesn't expand even if I have monitor room, forcing me to scroll up and down. There's no reason it can't expand, and there's no reason to hide basic document features under an Advanced disclosure triangle.

Worse, you can see the choice of background list (white, black, etc.) above the Advanced disclosure triangle, but if you open the list, you don't see all the options. For some unspecified reason, you have to open the Advanced disclosure triangle to be able to fully open the list above it.

At best, in my opinion, these are the functions of the old dialog in a new, slower, larger but still fixed-size dialog without offering anything new that would really be of benefit. The connection to Adobe Stock is redundant, as far as I'm concerned. I love having that connection in the CC Library panel, and see no reason to have it anywhere else. But if they want that there, and if they're going to use thumbnails and slow me down to make a connection to the internet, then they should have at least given me thumbnails that might have been of some use to me, the way the Start Screen does, as well as the option of a list view.

Please forgive my going on at length, but being slower is the least of the problems with this dialog. It's not taking the opportunity to add anything new and worth enduring the speed bump. The result is all we focus on is the fact that it's a bit slower—I guess just how slow depends upon our internet connection. There's nothing else to distinguish it from the old dialog.

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