What Happened to the Tools Menu in CC2015 Bridge?

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One of the best uses of Tools in cc2014 Bridge was using Panorama or Load Files as Layers. I could set up a Panorama or I could load selected files as layers in Photoshop and proceed to run it as a way to do extended DOF. In CC2015, neither exists. Of course, because I know how to do the merge for DOF manually, I can go ahead and do it anyway, with an added cost of time.

Now I realize that ACR has taken over the Panorama function however, times exist that Photoshop is better. Being able to load from Bridge is a time saver.

But wait! There is more.

When importing multiple files into ACR, Selecting all or any set of files brought up a dialog allowing the selection of menu items applied in Adjustments, a long list. No longer. Why not? How do I exclude certain functions like correcting all the files to a common exposure? Now, no exclusions are allowed. No dialog panel visible. The earlier versions had certain item unchecked in the default setup. Now what?

I did a quick search for answers. I assume they exist but Search in Photoshop is unresponsive to questions about these concerns.

Do I have to also re-install cc2014 to get these back? ACR 8 as well?

All of the above are very important to my work. Having 2 versions simultaneously available isn't a very good answer.
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Ok I found the Settings dialog, called Sync Settings. My bad. I didn't open it because there is a Sync Settings in Photoshop which is not at all the same.

One down two to go.
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The Photoshop tools are still there, and working just fine for me.

If you removed Photoshop CC 2014 after installing CC 2015, then the Bridge scripts might be confused, and you may need to reinstall CC 2015 to restore the scripts.
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Removed cc2015, re-install, no dice.Re-installed

See the drop down Tools menu. Same as before.Do I have to re-install cc2014?
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No, that shouldn't be needed (and could only reinstall the CC 2014 scripts).
You might want to double check the Bridge preferences under "StartupScripts" and make sure you didn't mistakenly tell Bridge to disable the Photoshop CC 2015 scripts.
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Adobe Photoshop cc2015 was unchecked. I didn't (IIRC) touch that after installing cc2015. I would normally and this time didn't. Checking it allows"Photoshop" to show up in the listings under the Cache listing.

Thanks for the heads up. Never seen that to fail before.
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It comes up on the first launch after installing new apps - and can be dismissed without realizing it.

Glad you got it working again!
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So am I!!

Thanks again.