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Adobe Bridge is (still) unusable.

Explorer ,
Sep 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023

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Last year when Bridge 13 was launched the excitement of a new release soon disappeared after it was clear that the new version was not quite what people were expecting from Adobe. After trying to use Bridge 13 for a few weeks I had to revert to version 12. There were just too many bugs to navigate thru.

 

When I was that Bridge 14 was launched, I hoped that some of the issues that the users reported were fixed, but the truth is that I can’t see much improvement.

  1. The UI is still bad:
  • There is an inconsistency between Bridge and the rest of the Adobe apps.
  • Why is the title bar white when all the rest of the interface is dark?
  • When I create a new folder, the focus is not on that folder, so I must type the name “blind”, then when pressing Enter I get navigated to the beginning not to the newly created folder.
  • The navigation on the panels like Metadata and Output Settings is harder because to collapse a tree you need to press the small arrow (most programs you can collapse the tree also by pressing the title near the arrow)
  1. Window Bridge 2024 is never full screen. I reported this a year ago. I was told Adobe is looking into it. No luck there.
  2. If the other things are minor inconveniences, there is a thing that makes this version of Adobe Bridge just as unusable as the previous version: it freezes every once in a while, and the only solution is to stop the process. It happens when I copy files, or when I rename them, or whenever. I can’t find a good reason.

 

As many other people mentioned, it feels like the users are used as beta testers and I could even overlook this, if things that got reported also got fixed.

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Participant ,
Sep 22, 2023 Sep 22, 2023

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Yes, the new Bridge is an absolute mess. I've seen Adobe really s—t the bed over the decades, but this has to be the worst, most embarrassing software rollout from them I've seen yet. All of my settings have been wiped out, even when I revert to previous versions, the interface, as you say, is butt-ugly (did the developers go into a collective coma in 2010 and just wake up or something?), and I can't even search for files by type. I need a birdseye view of all .ai files I have across multiple folders, but this is evidently beyond the abilities of Bridge... in 2023. Adobe has a long history of foisting defective software on its paying users, but this one really takes the cake. An absolute failure on every front, a new low for Adobe.

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2023 Dec 27, 2023

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BRIDGE IS AN ABSOLUTE MESS.... You're better off using Microsoft PAINT to organzize you work...

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2024 Feb 21, 2024

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I literally can't use Bridge without it crashing - I had my IT folks report it, and we were told they are aware at Adobe. Meanwhile, every OTHER app is updated, and Bridge still gets nada. Is there ANY ETA on a fix??

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