Photoshop: How to launch Bridge in CS6?

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In CS5 you could launch Bridge from the options bar. I just moved to CS6 and I don't see a place to launch Bridge. There is place to launch Mini-Bridge, but it says you have to have Bridge running to launch Mini-Bridge. I don't want Bridge to launch by default when CS6 launches ( don't need it all the time, don't want it to use system resources when not needed).

Is there an option to launch Bridge within photoshop?

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jeffN
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Chris Cox

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In CS5 there was nothing about Bridge in the options bar. Are you confusing the tool options bar with the old application-bar (aka space filler that duplicated existing commands)?

You can use File -> Browse in Bridge.
Or open minibridge and that will show a button to launch Bridge.
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The keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + Opt/Alt + O also works to launch Bridge.
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Jeff Natrop

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Chris,
here is what I was referring / looking at:


In CS5, I could click on the Bridge (or mini-bridge) icon and launch bridge. So I was looking for this in CS6 and couldn't find it.

thx
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Yes, the application bar was removed (it was no longer needed, and just replicated existing functions).
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Jeff Natrop

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Thanks Chris,
I know Adobe can't please everyone. Sometimes it just a matter of getting used to something different. It makes sense to free up the application space bar for other items that get used more often. When I think about it, Bridge doesn't need to be launched all that often for most people. So a trip to the menu or short cut is the best solution. And for those who use it all the time, it can be set to launch on start up.