I have a 2017 iMac(Retina 5K, 27-inch, 3.8 GHz Quad-Core i5 with 40GB RAM. I'm using macOS Monterey.
The problem- I cannot use CC or any of the apps as it lags horribly and freezes. My Bluetooth mouse and keyboard also, drop in and out. This is quite surprising and a wee bit horrifying, as I use cc almost exclusively, especially PS.
I'm hoping somebody can help me here, I appreciate any advice that can get me working again.
I suspect your problem is that the Creative Cloud apps can no longer run under that OS. Apple changed things with Catalina so that only 64-bit apps can run, so if Monterey is earlier, the latest CCS apps can't run because they're all 64-bit now. However, not a Mac user, so someone else will no doubt know better.
Let me move this to the Creative Cloud Service forum for you, which is the appropriate forum for your question.
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