Compact mode - Minimal view to launch apps and recent files

Explorer ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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I would like to say this creative cloud desktop "experience" has reduced my workflow efficiency and has cause tremendous unnecessary frustration.

 

I had primarily used it as an app launcher. I would like to see an option to select a minimal view or launcher view of the Creative cloud desktop "experience".

 

I use the Creative Cloud desktop app to launch applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator, and would like a way to quickly access these shortcuts without launching the full experience with the app catalog, CC library manager, update manager, etc... 

 

https://creativecloud.uservoice.com/forums/923263-apps-section-app-catalog-install-updates/suggestio...

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020
Research some Mac options for the dock- eg.. search Googly for- "nesting apps in Mac dock" Looks like add the Apps to a 'folder' and add this to the dock. You make your own 'minimal' startup group.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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If I understand your post, -Why would you need a "Minimal View"?

I rarely open the CC Desktop App. Only to check updates etc.

In Windows, my Apps (Lightroom, Photoshop, etc) are added to my desktop start icons, as well as appearing with all installed software menus. One mouse click to open.

The same should be possible by adding the Apps to a Mac desktop Dock.

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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Thanks for offering a suggestion. I had already enough apps pinned to my dock. I don't want to add another 6. That solution doesn't work well for me.

 

There was a time I was able to click once on Adobe icon, and in a nice small list I clicked the app I need to work in. Then they change to this obscuringly large interface that requires hunting and scrolling.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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I never used the CC Desktop App as a launcher for the programs. I'm using my taskbar for this on my Windows 10 computers. I have there the programs I use most regularily.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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As above I never use the CC DTA to open and use the Adobe programs.

In Fact I have disabled the CC DTA from starting with the system. I don't need some other app/program starting with my system just so I can start/open some other program that I already have a shortcut to on with my desktop or in the Start menu or for Mac on the DOCK. Why would I want some other program eating up system resources for no goo reason.

 

So I suggest you open the preferences of the CC DTA and disable it from starting with your system and then Restart your computer.

Then you will not need a Minimal view setting.

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Explorer ,
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Thanks for offering a suggestion.

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Research some Mac options for the dock-

eg.. search Googly for- "nesting apps in Mac dock"

Looks like add the Apps to a 'folder' and add this to the dock.

You make your own 'minimal' startup group.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Just put a shortcut to each app on your desktop and use that to launch them.

 

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Hey thanks for offering a suggestion. I had already enough apps pinned to my dock. I don't want to add another 6. That solution doesn't work well for me.

 

There was a time I was able to click once on Adobe icon, and in a nice small list I clicked the app I need to work in. Then they change to this obscuringly large interface that requires hunting and scrolling.

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They added more functions to that CC app, so ... yea, the panel for it got bigger with more options.

 

If you select a group of apps from the list to the left, like Video & Motion, that is "sticky" ... so next time you bring up the CC app, that section will be the one showing. You can then launch from there without having to scroll.

 

Neil

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