First Report on my today's Photoshop upgrade (is not good).
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Today, on my second/spare computer, which is a new Asus Windows 10 laptop, I let Creative Cloud do its update. I was not asked!!
The first thing that shook me was that, after the updates were done and had no messages, as I opened Photoshop, I saw a very brief, and only passing, message that said something about not finding what it expected. Then, I got a permanent message saying the install did not find the expected hardware so it was being installed as “default hardware”, whatever that is. Perhaps it explains the next problems in part…
The most important failure was that when I went to Window>Extensions, the word “extensions” as is now (and in the past) shown on my main computer, is changed to “extensions (legacy)”. (Straight away, this confirms that Adobe has screwed things up.) It does list PPW tools 5, and I selected this. What opened was the plugin “screen”, but other than “PPW Tools 5” at the top, it was completely empty!!!!! The hamburger tab on the upper right only gave close options.
I then went to Actions, and saw all the actions I think. Since I have only very seldom used these, I may not be accurate in what follows. These are my sample results:
Assuming I have not done something stupid, almost all of my other “extensions” are now not even visible, so this problem is broad based, and perhaps the outcry will be sufficient for the tyrant Adobe to provide some fixing. FYI, my Extensions that are no longer there are: CPT, False Profile 2, Fixel FFT wizard 2, Lumenzia, Mask Equalizer, and Shape.
This leads me to ask a question and make a suggestion:
I will hope that all of this is a false alarm and something peculiar to my setup and/or hardware configuration, but I doubt it.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Dan Margulis via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:38 AM
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To answer your first question: you can modify Creative Cloud's behavior in the Creative Cloud Preferences. Select the Apps tab (left side) and turn off Auto-Update for Photoshop and any other apps you where you want to control when upgrades are applied.