How can I turn off Elements 13 Crop Suggestions?

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Why can't I turn off Crop Suggestions in Photoshop Elements 13 on my Macintosh, on OSX 10.8.5? The "Enable Crop Pre-selection" box is not checked in my General Preferences but they continue to show up and slow down the performance of the application terribly. Even after I make a crop they come back again! I have trashed the application and re-installed it and it still happens!
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Gary Nafis

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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See that discussion in the Elements forum:
https://forums.adobe.com/message/7328...
There are a number of complaints for this feature, but if you uncheck the box like you did and don't move your mouse in the crop icons, you should be able to work like me and other users just ignoring the feature. I don't know why that does not work for some users.
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Again, unchecking the preferences box does nothing. I was hoping there was something else I could do besides being forced to deal with a stupid feature of an expensive program that I wish I had not purchased - maybe trashing a preferences file or something.

Moving the mouse cursor in the crop icons is not the probelm. If the crop icon is selected the suggestions show no matter where my mouse cursor is:
Select icon - wait for suggestions.
Select crop size - wait for suggestions.
Hit return to crop image - wait for suggestions! The wait can be five to ten seconds with a large file. It never ends until I select another tool! Why would anybod need crop suggestions after they crop an image!!!!

And who's stupid idea was it to have my text covered up by a useless checkmark feature whenever the text is at the bottom of the picture. That's where all my text is! I have to move the line of text order to type it or I can't see what I am typing. This person should be fired!
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I agree, "Crop Suggestions" should be in the Guided Edit or at least be able to turn it off in "Preferences". Why have useless features cluttering up the "Expert" work space?
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The mystery is still that for many users, turning off the 'preselection' in the preference works, and for other it does not.
For me, that works in Elements 14 as well as in Elements 13.