Photoshop CC 2015 odd pause when using keyboard shortcuts for select all and transform

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In Photoshop 2015 (this was not a problem with 2014) when doing a select all (C-a) or transform (C-t) via keyboard shortcut, there is a 1-4 second pause between keypress and end result.

This is on a Windows 7 Ult machine with 32gb of ram, 4ghz quad core processor, 980ti graphics card and running on an SSD with no other programs running, so it isn't a performance bottleneck. It also doesn't seem to matter the size of the image being worked on.

Build: 20150722.r.168 x64
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I am experiencing a similar issue since updating to Photoshop CC (2015) wherein upon entering transform either via Ctrl+T or using Select -> Transform Selection there is a significant delay of 3-5 seconds before I am able to visibly interact with the transformation handles. Unlike John I see the handles immediately, but I am unable to interact with them.

When I first press Ctrl+T my cursor becomes the Move Tool cursor (Black pointer, 4pointed directional symbol below), then when I am finally able to interact I can see the cursor change to just a lone black pointer.

Reinstalling Photoshop CC (2015) did nothing to remedy the issue.
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What OS version are you using?

Did you install the 2015.0.1 update?
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As I pointed out in the OP, Windows 7 Ult, latest build number (build number in OP)
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I'm absolutely NOT seeing this running the latest version of Photoshop on Windows 8.1.  I also testing on Win7.1 with the 2015 GM (not the update) and didn't see the problem either.

Are you sure there's not some other app running in the background?  An app that would NOT appear in the Applications tab of Windows Task Manager...

I'm open to help troubleshoot via a web-hosted screenshare...

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@Chris Cox - Windows 7 Professional x64, and yes 2015.0.1

@David Nothing I hadn't already been running alongside photoshop for months before updating to 2015.
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I have the same problem runnig in windows 10. I post the same problem. We have installed CC14 and CC15 old version and works correctly.... Something has changed in the last update.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Transform CRTL+T makes work goes slow....

Ctrl+T (Transform) makes photoshop very slow in new version. Somethjing is happening with the command, transform an image spends lot of time.
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I'm using the last version updated but right now I prefer the CC 2014 that I have installed yesterday because of the problem.

This is the version with the problem:

Versión (Adobe Photoshop): 2015.0.1 || 20150722.r.168 2015/07/22:23:59:59 CL 1032107 x64
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Is anyone having this problem while having a tablet connected?  On other threads we've heard a fair number of such complaints and each time it was the tablet software.  I'm curious if that's the case here too...

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No tablet here.

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No tablet.
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Hi Jonathan and John,

Hmmm...  I can't lie: I'm surprised.  

Does this happen with all images or just certain ones?  I'm trying to do the same thing, but not having the same results, so there may be some step or process that you're doing which I'm not.  Would anyone be willing and available to do a web-hosted screenshare to get to the bottom of this?  All you need an internet connection and phone line.

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yeS! photoshop CC 2015 is very slow in transform after CTRL T.... Machine is Icore 7, 64GB Ram, 4 Titan X with 12GB each configured with SLI, SSD HDD... All software updated, Weird this from Adobe.... Photoshop almost unusable with the speed.
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yes, it's really a problem working with this new photoshop, we have to do most of the work with the old version of CC2015...
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Hi everyone. I managed to repair this on my end but suffice to say it was not easy in the least. After getting fed up with another issue Photoshop was having (really long startup, it would hang while loading up the welcome screen. Even disabling the welcome screen did nothing to resolve this issue.

I uninstalled all of my Apps and the Creative Cloud app, and then ran the cleanup tool from Adobe. You'd think this would more than suffice to clean everything out but no, files and folders were left behind, and worse somehow their permissions had been messed with such that I had to login as the root administrator account to remove them. Finally, after cleaning out all of the program files and appdata directories of anything even remotely related to Adobe, I reinstalled Creative Cloud fresh, and installed new copies of CC 2015. So far, no more issues. Crossing my fingers, but Adobe screwed something up here.
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Howdy folks,

I still cannot reproduce this in-house.  Would anyone we willing to do a web-hosted screenshare so I can see the issue that you're talking about?  All you need is an internet connection and a telephone line.

I'm wondering if the root cause is another plugin that might be messing with PS.  I say this cuz on a clean machine, I don't have the same results and the cleaning app should handle all the files we install without a hiccup...  Suggestions?  There have been enough complaints that I'm positive there's SOMETHING going on, but I'm still at a loss as to what...

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I will try and carve out some time to do a screenshare at some point in the next week. Regrettably I am in crunch mode on not one but two major projects. Just to add additional information I do not have /any/ non-delivered plugins (i.e. just whatever came with the default install).
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Hi David,

I'm now unsuitable to help you with your request as I've fixed it. (all my plugins are back in too with no problems) but I figured I should mention that this issue is probably bigger than can be seen here. I met up with a graphic designer from Craigslist last night (Bought his Intuos5 Large woo hoo!) and he told me that his company is waiting to upgrade to CC 2015 apps after himself and a couple of his coworkers had issues with their upgraded versions, including general slowness. He confirmed also having the transform issue.

Is it possible that there is packet loss/damage to the files that is affecting installs outside of Adobe that you're not seeing internally with local access to the files? Does Creative Cloud check the checksums or anything when downloading the part files for the installer?

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If it were plugin/extension/etc related, it would still be affecting me as I've put back all of my plugins after resolving the issue with my thorough reinstall. Furthermore, it wouldn't affect John Tennyson as he's running a plain vanilla installation. That said, here you go, here's System Info for a system and plugin set that previously had this issue but is no longer affected after a complete wipe and reinstall:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.0.1 20150722.r.168 2015/07/22:23:59:59 CL 1032107 x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 7 SP1System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:7 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 3502 MHz
Built-in memory: 16361 MB
Free memory: 10170 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 14640 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %
Design Space: Disabled.
Artboards: Enabled.
3D Multitone Printing: Disabled.
Highbeam: Disabled.
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
Font Preview: Medium
TextComposer: Latin
Display: 1
Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1080, right=1920
Display: 2
Display Bounds: top=0, left=-1920, bottom=1080, right=0
Display: 3
Display Bounds: top=0, left=1920, bottom=1080, right=3840
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
glgpu[0].GLName="NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti "
glgpu[0].GLVendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
glgpu[0].GLRenderer="GeForce GTX 650 Ti/PCIe/SSE2"
clgpu[0].CLDeviceVersion="1.2 CUDA"
clgpu[0].CLName="GeForce GTX 650 Ti"
clgpu[0].CLVendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
License Type: Subscription
Serial number: 90970026049213752141
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Jon\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Startup, 223.5G, 83.6G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\Plug-Ins\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-ins\

Installed components:
A3DLIBS.dll A3DLIB Dynamic Link Library
ACE.dll ACE 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
AdbePM.dll PatchMatch 2015/04/28:18:15:43 1.563170 1.563170
AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 9.0.0
AdobeOwl.dll Adobe Owl 5.2.7
AdobePDFL.dll PDFL 2015/03/18-12:03:59 79.133307 79.133307
AdobePIP.dll Adobe Product Improvement Program
AdobeXMP.dll Adobe XMP Core 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
AdobeXMPFiles.dll Adobe XMP Files 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
AdobeXMPScript.dll Adobe XMP Script 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
adobe_caps.dll Adobe CAPS 9,0,0,5
AGM.dll AGM 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
ahclient.dll AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library
AIDE.dll AIDE 2015/03/20-23:41:44 79.562488 79.562488
amtlib.dll AMTLib (64 Bit) BuildVersion: 9.0; BuildDate: Mon Mar 9 2015 0:54:5) 1.000000
ARE.dll ARE 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
AXE8SharedExpat.dll AXE8SharedExpat 2015/03/13-23:40:54 79.562390 79.562390
AXEDOMCore.dll AXEDOMCore 2015/03/13-23:40:54 79.562390 79.562390
Bib.dll BIB 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
BIBUtils.dll BIBUtils 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
boost_date_time.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_signals.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_system.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_threads.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
cg.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
cgGL.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
CIT.dll Adobe CIT
CITThreading.dll Adobe CITThreading
CoolType.dll CoolType 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
dnssd.dll Bonjour 3,0,0,2
dvaaudiodevice.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvacore.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamarshal.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadata.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataapi.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaplayer.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvatransport.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaunittesting.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dynamiclink.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2015/04/17-16:55:22 80.1017022 80.1017022
icucnv40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
icudt40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
icuuc40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
igestep30.dll IGES Reader
imslib.dll IMSLib DLL
JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2015/06/30-01:10:54 79.258447 79.258447
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libiomp5md.dll Intel(R) OpenMP* Runtime Library 5.0
libmmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
LogSession.dll LogSession
mediacoreif.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
MPS.dll MPS 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562263 79.562263
pdfsettings.dll Adobe PDFSettings 1.04
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
PlugPlugExternalObject.dll Adobe(R) CEP PlugPlugExternalObject Standard Dll (64 bit) 6.0.0
PlugPlugOwl.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlugOwl Standard Dll (64 bit)
PSArt.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
SCCore.dll ScCore 2015/04/17-16:55:22 80.1017022 80.1017022
svml_dispmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
tbb.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
tbbmalloc.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
TfFontMgr.dll FontMgr
TfKernel.dll Kernel
TFKGEOM.dll Kernel Geom
TFUGEOM.dll Adobe, UGeom©
tiny_ui.dll TinyPNG and TinyJPG
updaternotifications.dll Adobe Updater Notifications Library (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME)
VulcanControl.dll Vulcan Application Control Library
VulcanMessage5.dll Vulcan Message Library
WRServices.dll WRServices Fri Mar 07 2014 15:33:10 Build 0.20204 0.20204
wu3d.dll U3D Writer

Required plug-ins:

3D Studio 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Accented Edges 16.0.1
Adaptive Wide Angle 16.0.1
Angled Strokes 16.0.1
Average 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Bas Relief 16.0.1
BMP 16.0.1
Camera Raw 9.1.1
Camera Raw Filter 9.1.1
Chalk & Charcoal 16.0.1
Charcoal 16.0.1
Chrome 16.0.1
Cineon 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Clouds 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Collada 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Color Halftone 16.0.1
Colored Pencil 16.0.1
CompuServe GIF 16.0.1
Conté Crayon 16.0.1
Craquelure 16.0.1
Crop and Straighten Photos 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 16.0.1
Crosshatch 16.0.1
Crystallize 16.0.1
Cutout 16.0.1
Dark Strokes 16.0.1
De-Interlace 16.0.1
Dicom 16.0.1
Difference Clouds 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Diffuse Glow 16.0.1
Displace 16.0.1
Dry Brush 16.0.1
Eazel Acquire 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Entropy 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Export Color Lookup Tables NO VERSION
Extrude 16.0.1
FastCore Routines 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Fibers 16.0.1
Film Grain 16.0.1
Filter Gallery 16.0.1
Flash 3D 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Fresco 16.0.1
Glass 16.0.1
Glowing Edges 16.0.1
Google Earth 4 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Grain 16.0.1
Graphic Pen 16.0.1
Halftone Pattern 16.0.1
HDRMergeUI 16.0.1
HSB/HSL 16.0.1
IFF Format 16.0.1
IGES 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Ink Outlines 16.0.1
JPEG 2000 16.0.1
Kurtosis 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Lens Blur 16.0.1
Lens Correction 16.0.1
Lens Flare 16.0.1
Liquify 16.0.1
Matlab Operation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Maximum 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mean 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Measurement Core 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Median 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mezzotint 16.0.1
Minimum 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
MMXCore Routines 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mosaic Tiles 16.0.1
Multiprocessor Support 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Neon Glow 16.0.1
Note Paper 16.0.1
NTSC Colors 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Ocean Ripple 16.0.1
OpenEXR 16.0.1
Paint Daubs 16.0.1
Palette Knife 16.0.1
Patchwork 16.0.1
Paths to Illustrator 16.0.1
PCX 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Photocopy 16.0.1
Photoshop 3D Engine 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Photoshop Touch 14.0
Picture Package Filter 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Pinch 16.0.1
Pixar 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Plaster 16.0.1
Plastic Wrap 16.0.1
PLY 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
PNG 16.0.1
Pointillize 16.0.1
Polar Coordinates 16.0.1
Portable Bit Map 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Poster Edges 16.0.1
PRC 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Radial Blur 16.0.1
Radiance 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Range 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Render Color Lookup Grid NO VERSION
Reticulation 16.0.1
Ripple 16.0.1
Rough Pastels 16.0.1
Save for Web 16.0.1
ScriptingSupport 16.0.1
Shake Reduction 16.0.1
Shear 16.0.1
Skewness 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Smart Blur 16.0.1
Smudge Stick 16.0.1
Solarize 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Spaces 16.0.1
Spatter 16.0.1
Spherize 16.0.1
Sponge 16.0.1
Sprayed Strokes 16.0.1
Stained Glass 16.0.1
Stamp 16.0.1
Standard Deviation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
STL 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Sumi-e 16.0.1
Summation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Targa 16.0.1
Texturizer 16.0.1
Tiles 16.0.1
Torn Edges 16.0.1
Twirl 16.0.1
U3D 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Underpainting 16.0.1
Vanishing Point 16.0.1
Variance 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language | VRML 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Water Paper 16.0.1
Watercolor 16.0.1
Wave 16.0.1
Wavefront|OBJ 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
WIA Support 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Wind 16.0.1
Wireless Bitmap 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
ZigZag 16.0.1

Optional and third party plug-ins:


Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE


Libraries, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.DesignLibraryPanel.html\index.html
Adobe Color Themes, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.KulerPanel.html\index.html
Export As, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.webpa.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html
Device Preview, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.preview\PSPanel\panel.html
Welcome, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.photoshop.welcome\index.html
Share on Behance, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.behance.shareonbehance.html\index.html
Export As, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.webpa.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html
, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.preview\PSLoader\loader.html

Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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Hi Jonathan,

Something still isn't adding up.  I test / play with type every day (yeah, seriously every day) and I've never seen this on any of my machines, both work and personal.  There is definitely some additional element missing.  Chris is right; when we have a core bug, the forums just about light on fire with complaints.  I totally believe the four of you have a legitimate bug, but it's not as common as you may believe.  All the same, I'd like to help solve it.

If you're up to do a screenshare, please let me know.  

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Hi David,

Not sure where Type comes into this, this issue was affecting me regardless of what I was transforming, be it raster, vector, text, etc.

That said, while I'd be happy to help in any way I can I'm not sure how I can help you with a screenshare given that I've already resolved this issue. If there's some manner in which screensharing with me would help still please let me know.

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Hiya Jonathan,

Hmm, I didn't realize it was impacting non-Text transforms.  That's good to know.

If the problem comes back, please ping me and I'll try and help diagnose it with you.  I keep trying here on all my machines, but no luck...

Have a great weekend,
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Yeah that's what made it a huge pain, literally every transformation I'd try it would hang up on.

Just as a side note, don't include the welcome screen lag in your list of symptoms for this, I did track that down to a plugin issue. Waiting on Extensis to fix their plugins for NVidia systems. :(

Thanks for your attempts to help, you have a great weekend as well!
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Great. All the problem was for the Extensis plugin. Thanks a lot for the help to everyone especially David!