Photoshop: New Document dialog issues

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Not only that the new 2017 "New Document"-Dialog has a poor GUI-performance (Windowsx64, 64GB ram, gtx1060, ssd) because of all the unnecessaray cloud-stuff it really slow downs my workflow because of this:
It's not possible to confirm the dialog via "Enter". So STRG+N for a new document and then "Enter"-Key doesnt work any more.

Could you please fix that? I went back to the old dialog since it works there - also its super fast and slick.
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Marco Schrenk

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jesse schifano

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I am experiencing the same issues on mac. I have to wait a second before I can create a new document while I wait for all the "extra features" to load.
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Jonathan Spybey

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Same. It's totally awful. It would be better to offer the new 2017 'New Document' as an optional thing and keep the legacy version as the standard option. Something akin to Save vs Save As
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Ernest Liu

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I used to be able to create a new document in a flash. Now it's an extremely slow process!
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jesse schifano

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Fortunately I found a way to revert to the "old" new document dialogue in the preferences. It's in the "General" tab called "Use Legacy New Document Interface". I hope that helps!
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Tabor Carlton

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Jesse... you're a lifesaver. This was doing my head in...
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Peter Cogger

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Jesse - you have been a great help - was up against deadlines on a bid and I just wanted to copy something to clipboard to quickly edit it in photoshop.  Many thanks
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I had to kill the updated "New Document" window as well.

Simply pressing Control+N would often do nothing, requiring multiple presses.
If it did work, it was taking 10 - 15 seconds for Control+N to bring the window up.
The UI was extremely slow and unresponsive.

At some point a person employed by Adobe with the power to say no took at look at this thing and said "This is an improvement and is ready to released"
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: The "new document" dialogue is bloody awful now.

I've recently upgraded to Photoshop 2017, and the new 'new document' dialogue is awful.

Tabbing through it to input sizes & so forth is a mess. Everything is low-contrast and placed in what appears to be random order. The 'recently used' sizes is not terribly helpful - for web/3D work where sizes are rarely the same it takes up a huge amount of visual clutter for limited or no benefit.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2017: File/New.

Come on, guys!The new Cmd+N dialog window is just awful. It is unnecessarily heavy and takes ages to load. It really makes life worse and slows me down even on a fast Core i7 machine.

It is a very obvious thing. Please give me the old quick and simple interface and don't change things for the very sake of changes. 
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I also hate the updated new document dialog. I set preferences to use the legacy version. I just about ripped all of my hair out today, though, because it was setting new documents to the wrong pixel dimensions when I input length and width in inches and resolution as 300 ppi. Someone on the forum figured out that it is being translated into centimeters instead of inches, but I have only selected inches. Totally strange. I can select US Letter and the adjust dimensions, and it works, but otherwise it somehow converts to a centimeter-based version. I discovered this when I tried to copy layers from one 8.5x5.5 document into a new one, and the graphics came in smaller on the new, identically-sized document. The pixel difference is a multiple of 2.54, which is the proportional difference between inches and centimeters. So legacy new document needs fixing, and the new version is horrible in and of itself... slows me down every time I need to create a new doc.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2017: "New Document" dialog doesn't respond to keyboard shortcuts ri....

The dialog window loses focus when opening, so I can't control it with keyboard.
I can't even to confirm the dialog by press Enter. This is unacceptable!

Photoshop CC 2017 Windows 10 x64
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> I discovered this when I tried to copy layers from one 8.5x5.5 document into a new one, and the graphics came in smaller on the new, identically-sized document. The pixel difference is a multiple of 2.54, which is the proportional difference between inches and centimeters. So legacy new document needs fixing, a>

I'm trying to replicate this — I use the legacy New Document and haven't noticed a problem with it — but normally I input dimensions as pixels. I've tried inputting dimensions in inches instead of pixels, but when I create a 2nd document using the same setting, the dimensions are identical, and the same image duplicated to the new document  comes in at the same size.

Is it possible your preferences have become corrupt? Have you tried with fresh prefs, or even a fresh launch? I've had odd things happen that a cold boot fixed before. I'm on a Mac running El Capitan, btw. Sometimes the OS makes a difference in outcome.
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Philip Sasser

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After a second round of resetting preferences, it worked. Totally strange.
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Cristen Gillespie

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It's just good that it was an easy fix. Corrupt Preferences can do strange things indeed.
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I have to say I'm glad I'm not the only one who is frustrated with the new dialogue interface. My frustrations are it never seems to load the option where I can create a document the same dimension as an item copied to the clipboard or an already open document. I swear it was so much easier to use and better previously.