On Bridge 2021, is there a way to ensure it always defaults to 'embedded' previews?
On both my computers (Mac, Catalina) it defaults to "Always Generate" and 'High Quality' when Bridge is restarted. This causes tons of performance and battery drain problems when culling a card or folder with 100's or 1000's of images. Normally, I don't want Bridge to generate any previews.. i simply want a quick tool for fast browsing and culling using the embedded preview.
Screenshot shows settings after starting up Bridge
Please try updating to Bridge version 11.0.2 through the Creative Cloud app and let us know if it helps. You can check ore information about this here: https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/fixed-issues.html