Why is CCXProcess app on Mac Launchpad?

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I have an application called "CCXProcess" on my MacOS Launchpad. When I click on It nothing happens. It's logo is the red Adobe CC logo, so I'm assuming Adobe created it. It's not doing any harm, I just wondered if anyone else has seen it and has any idea why it appeared?

When I updated to MacOS 10.13.6 on my Launchpad (in addition to "CCXProcess") I also have a folder called" Adobe Application Manager (Other)" containing an application "adobe_licensing_helper".
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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You do not see anything happening because it is already running. It's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
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Johan,

Do you use a Mac? If this program is running in the background and I am never going to need to manually launch it, it really shouldn't create an icon on my Launchpad. I think this logic would also apply to "adobe_licensing_helper".

Regards,
Nicholas
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Agreed.  Launchpad is basically a collection of clutter; i.e., background processes and threads one never needs to know about much less see.  I keep the applications I use most in the Dock.
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I use the dock the same way, but my experience with Launchpad is not the same as yours. The only clutter is the 2 Adobe items that this thread is about, all other software vendor use Launchpad appropriately.
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Mileage will vary.  If you have a lot of apps, chances are they'll deposit some background processes on your Launchpad.  I've seen six to eight processes on it at a time which are clearly background.  Not all developers stick to the SDK rules.
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Agreed. But I would have expected a software juggernaut like Adobe to get it right ;-)
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LOL.
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NicholasG

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I've heard some folks not liking Launchpad. I don't have a ton of apps and find it the quickest way to start the one that aren't in the dock.

I wonder if more people have this issue, but because they never use Launchpad do not realize.
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Placing the Applications folder in my dock and setting it to List View suits me a lot better. There are also utilities that can place an hierarchical menu in the menu bar.

I'm not sure that this is an 'issue' at all. As this is a normal application (it resides in the 'Adobe Creative Cloud Experience' folder inside your Utilities folder), why should it not be in Launchpad? 
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There are 2 "applications" loaded by Adobe onto the Launchpad - CCXProcess and adobe_licensing_helper. These should not be on the Launchpad because there is no reason for anyone to manually start them. Best practice would be for Adobe to flag them somehow so they don't appear on the Launchpad (like other software vendors e.g. Microsoft do).
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Just FYI these programs (CCXProcess and adobe_licensing_helper) still appear after upgrading to MacOS 10.14 and Adobe Creative Cloud 4.7.0.400.
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I can confirm CCXProcess and adobe_licensing_helper are still on Launchpad in 8.0 :-(