Photoshop: Maximizing application logs out OSX Yosemite

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Hello, my photoshop CC (dobe cc individual license) developed an issue recently. When I minimize photoshop and maximize it from the dock (osx Yosemite), OSX loggs me out of the operating system? This seems very weird ... Photoshop is the only app that does this!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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That is very strange. I've never heard of that issue before. Try creating a new Admin user account and run Photoshop from the new user account to see if the problem goes away: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

Otherwise, check with Apple. It may be a damaged OS installation.
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I also began (and continue) to see this issue after installing Yosemite. It occasionally happens with Dreamweaver CC 2014 as well, but primarily (and now consistently) with Photoshop. I get the "crash" essentially every time I minimize Photoshop, so I've just had to stop doing that and leave the window up indefinitely. After installing Yosemite but before the crashing began, I was noticing some sluggishness in the minimize/maximize animation - but just with Photoshop.

There is a running topic on Apple's site: https://discussions.apple.com/message... but potential causes and scenarios are all over the place and I haven't seen anyone else mention PS.

I did apply an Adobe PS update around 11/19 and that is about the time the sluggish animation turned into crashing, but until recently, I didn't realize it was primarily PS that triggered the crash so I have not explored that thoroughly.

Anyway, not terribly helpful, but this is not an isolated issue and wanted to chime in ...
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Did you do an update to Yosemite?

It sounds like a damaged OS or user account. Did you try my suggestion to create a new Admin user and run from there?

I don't recommend that customers upgrade to Yosemite without doing their own testing to ensure that it will work for their needs with their current hardware and drivers.

If it's not obvious, you should never upgrade your critical production environment before testing. Always use a separate partition or drive.

I also recommend that you do a clean install of the OS and your software. I see some customers complain about issues introduced via upgrade and with user migration assistant.

Otherwise, a trip to the Apple Store may be in order to see if something more serious is wrong (hardware/disk failure).