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Bridge 2023 Open New Window

Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Hello,

I am looking to open muliple windows in Bridge 2023. It used to be under file > new window .

Does anyone know where to find this feature?

 

Thanks? 

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Adobe Employee , Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

Hello,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us.

You can now create multiple content panels, instead of creating multiple windows in Bridge 2023.

Please refer the following link for the known features/issues - https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/known-issues.html

 

Thanks,

Bridge Team

 

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Community Expert , Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

More specifically, you want to choose File > New Content Tab, and if you want to detach that tab and drag it to another location or another display, drag the tab.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Hello,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us.

You can now create multiple content panels, instead of creating multiple windows in Bridge 2023.

Please refer the following link for the known features/issues - https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/known-issues.html

 

Thanks,

Bridge Team

 

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Explorer ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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I've had to revert to Bridge 12 as having multiple windows/instances of Bridge running is critical to my workflow. I tried to make undocked tabs work for most of the day, but I need at least three full-screen windows, sometimes up to six, across two monitors. It's okay that content tabs work well for some people, but why does it have to come at the expense of multiple instances - why not have both?

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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Agreed. I use multiple windows when transferring digital files from my cameras. And maintain multiple windows for the particular image folder, the SD card, my "digiprep" folder, etc. Same for design work...the working folder, other assets such as clip art, and so on. Really bummed by this newest (de)improvement. 

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Explorer ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Here is a link that Adobe posted on its facebook page regarding this. There are multiple complaints on that platform regarding the destruction of Bridge 2023. In essence, you can uninstall this mess and install the older version. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html


Hope this helps all of you! 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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This is not accceptable. It's way harder to use and removes quite bunch of UI that you might actually want to have. You will be adding open in new window back. It's not optional, unless you want to lose even more professionals. There isn't a single like on the Bridge 2023 announcement post. There's a reason for that. It's terrible. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Why is this marked as a correct answer? The extra content tab is useless as you can't maximize it on it's own, nor does it come with its own panels and work bar etc. Please give us the option back to open a completely new instance of bridge.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Does Adobe have any thoughts of fixing this problem?

Thanks

 

 

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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Horror!
Why you regelar kill wery useful functions?
Content + does 10% of the useful things I could do before

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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2022 Nov 03, 2022

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Wrong answer and not an answer at all Adobe Team. Look at the responses. Toss 2023 in the dust bin and build off 2022. Keep the ability to open multiple windows. Multiple tabs is NOT the same thing and doesn't function the way its users need it to. Congrats on the Worst Update Of Any Software surprassing even Microsoft. 

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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This is not an acceptable solution. There are a ton of great features in the Bridge 2023, and content panels can definitely be useful. But the ability to open multiple windows is core functionality, that when missing completely cripples my ability to work productively! I've been using Bridge since version 1, and I work with multiple monitors and multiple spaces/desktops on my Mac. I always have several bridge windows open, frequently on multiple monitors.

 

Please please ¡please! reenable multiple windows! I can't use Bridge without this capability.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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More specifically, you want to choose File > New Content Tab, and if you want to detach that tab and drag it to another location or another display, drag the tab.

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Engaged ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Ctrl+Shift Tab...
Not a clever chosen Shortcut to create Tabs. Ctrl+Shift Tab reopens just closed Tabs in any Windows Webbrowser. Ctrl+Tab opens a fresh one in all Windows Browsers. Ctrl Shift also in Photoshop is often mapped to redo something, such as Ctrl+Shift+D to re-select an already dropped selection.

Why else ist this relevant? Because we all use Web-Browsers, and Tabs and their shortcuts have been around for more than a decade. Ctrl+T was free in Bridge, but you picked the non-standard combination. This all wouldn't be so bad, if Adobe finally gave us customizable keyboard shortcuts. Of course this didn't happen.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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But it DOES NOT CREATE A NEW TAB! It just replaces the previous one. I don't see a new tab or a new window. And what happened to hitting tab to see all of the previews large in the preview window?

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Engaged ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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@sfineshriber wrote:

But it DOES NOT CREATE A NEW TAB! It just replaces the previous one. I don't see a new tab or a new window.

Here Ctrl+Shift+ T does create an additional Tab. Watch the content area under the address bar (folder path). The tab isn't shown in the Title area, as in web-browser.

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 And what happened to hitting tab to see all of the previews large in the preview window?

By @sfineshriber

Yup can confirm. Tab to hide panels doesn't work either. They just released the second beta, as is.



 

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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But it DOES NOT CREATE A NEW TAB! It just replaces the previous one.

By @sfineshriber

 

Yes, it creates a new tab. In the demo below, File > New Content Tab adds a new tab, so there are two tabs visible. And then I right-click a folder to Open in New Content Tab and now there are three tabs. And finally, I un-dock the first tab by Command-dragging the tab — you can create a new window that way, as shown. That new window can be dragged to another display.

 

It is true that if you want a completely separate new window, this new way adds a step, because now you have to create a tab and then Command-drag to undock it.

 

Bridge content tabs.gif

 

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And what happened to hitting tab to see all of the previews large in the preview window?

By @sfineshriber

 

What Tab actually used to do is hide the side panels. That was the reason the center panel got bigger. (You can still see the selected file full screen by pressing the spacebar, as before.) It’s a good question, because of some major changes Adobe made to Bridge are probably going to confuse a lot of people. But for some other users, they will be welcome changes.

 

First it’s useful to understand what some of the new shortcuts are.

  • The new shortcut for expanding any panel is to hover over the panel you want to maximize, and press the ` key (top left corner of US English keyboard, under Esc). Press again to restore. Previous versions were less flexible because you could expand only the center panel, now you can expand any panel.
  • The new way to undock a panel, as shown above, is to Command-drag until it pops out of the parent window. 

 

Now…these changes will seem completely natural and intuitive to power users of Adobe video applications, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, etc. These are well-established, traditional shortcuts in those applications. Users of these applications will welcome the changes as a genius move.

 

But…these changes will seem completely alien and unintuitive to users of Adobe graphics applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. For these users, you undock a panel just by dragging the tab (no modifier key), and you hide panels by pressing Tab.

 

Personally, although I started out with the design applications, there are a lot of productivity refinements like these that I wish the graphics applications would adopt. So I am not opposed to the changes, I get along with them just fine. But it is easy to see that users of the graphics applications may have a difficult time with this.

 

I don’t work for Adobe, but you can provide feedback by replying to any post here by the Bridge Team. The links they posted above explain some of the same changes I just wrote about. For example, the link explains that the Tab key is now reserved for accessibility features.

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Engaged ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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You gave the explanation Adobe should have given. I doubt that anyone many people get "alienated" by the ability to expand subwindows, though.

It's worth noting that the "expand" shortcut (` key) doesn't work on QWERTZ (German) keyboards and likely on other international keyboards as well. Those who don't have an English keyboard with version 13 lost Tab to Hide and were locked out of the Subwindow magnification feature (I saw no other way to run this command). The issue, obviously, could get solved with editable keyboard shortcuts.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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I completely agree that editable keyboard shortcuts should be a standard feature in all Adobe professional applications, especially to solve problems for different keyboard layouts. The shortcut editors in the Adobe video applications are good examples, graphically oriented with nice search features.

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Enthusiast ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Why this is marked as a correct answer? It's not!

 

The content tabs has nothing to do with the missing new window options.

It lucks all the panels and it controlled by a panel located on the main window. 

 

It's so ridiculous that someone is complaining about 1 thing and get an answer to another.

 

Shlomit

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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I find the content panels do not work as well for me as having a second window open.

I need to look at them more deeply to see if I can make it work in my workflow.

I can't seem to have filters, thumbnails and previews in the content panels.

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Explorer ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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How do we get these "floating content tabs" to display their own menu items such as favorites and metadata? These remain docked to the original tab. Must say, not a big fan of this change.👎

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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How do we get these "floating content tabs" to display their own menu items such as favorites and metadata? These remain docked to the original tab.

By @JoseGIHP

 

Just use basic panel management…pull them apart, drag and drop them together. Although it says “New Content Tab,” it only says Content because that’s the view it defaults to. But as in Photoshop or After Effects, you can add different panels to it by dragging panel tabs around.

 

Bridge 13 uses the panel model of the Adobe video apps: As you drag a panel tab over a different panel, different “drop zones” highlight. If you watch which drop zone is highlighted, you can control which side the panel docks on; or if you drop in the center than the panels group instead of docking.

 

In this way, if you want to move the Favorites and Metadata panels to a different tab, you just drag them over there. In my example I floated the new content tab, but you don’t have to float it if you just want to rearrange everything in the same parent window.

 

Bridge 13 panel arrangement.gif

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Explorer ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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If I drag a panel from one window to another, it doesn't duplicate that panel, it just moves that panel. If I open a new window in Windows Explorer, I don't have to go off  my active window to access my quick access panel, favorites, etc. I use multiple displays. If I have a 2nd "Content Tab" open on my second monitor, I would have to go back to the first Content Tab on the first monitor in order to access my favorites, unless I move that panel to the scond moniter, which just reverses the problem. It would be nice if each Content window had it's own set of panels.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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OK, I understand the problem better now. And I don’t have a good answer there…that’s definitely a question for Adobe.

 

The new Bridge is a mixed bag that way. Bridge 13 restores the ability for one application window to sync with another application window (e.g., click in the Folders panel on display 1, the Preview panel updates on display 2). That ability was lost for many years, and I am happy to see it return.

 

But it looks like Bridge 13 lost that ability to create a new window (not just a new tab) containing another full workspace. The way it currently works is that we get only one set of panels, and all panels update to represent whatever the current content tab source is. So we can’t have two Folders panels pointing to separate Preview panels, which would be nice.

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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From my point of view this would be essential, not just nice. I have built my workflow over many years around the ability to have, effectively, two instances of Bridge open at once (being able to have different workspaces open on different folders). This new tabbed option is of no use to me whatsoever. Such a huge disappointment and I have now had to revert to Bridge 2022.

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