Unknown icons about Adobe app on my Mac

Explorer ,
Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Hi there,

 

I'm an Adobe user since many years. I have some unknown icons on my app list related to Adobe, but I honestly don't know how can I delete them and mainly if I can delete them.

 

Thanks to who will help me.

 

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LEGEND , Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

If this is LaunchPad, you can't delete them, Apple finds apps (even ones you don't need to run) and adds them automatically.

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Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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some of those are background processes that don't need icons, https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/adobe-background-processes.html.

 

were are those located?

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Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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They are on my dashboard on MacOS Big Sur. I'd like to understand what I have to do with them considering that I didn't add them there. They appeared automatically many time ago for some reason. To remove them from my view I put them inside a directory called "unuseful things". 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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If this is LaunchPad, you can't delete them, Apple finds apps (even ones you don't need to run) and adds them automatically.

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Explorer ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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I can understand it. But I think that it is not normal that Adobe adds some icons of essential parts of the software on my dashboard. This is not a Microsoft OS, but an Apple OS. I'd like to have the possibility to hide them!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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The dashboard is filled up automatically by Apple. Adobe can't decide to put things in it, or take them out.... if the app exists, it's in!

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Explorer ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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Ok, so you're telling that all the people in the world that use Adobe Photoshop professionaly in a Mac have a lot of Adobe icons totally unuseful on their dashboards. It's funny! It sounds to me just like an epic fail for Adobe than an Apple problem.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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Yes. It's funny how people get upset about seeing these apps, and even funnier that Apple don't give a way to stop it.

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Explorer ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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As I told you Apple isn't Microsoft. Apple is focused on simplifizing things. Maybe they doesn't expect that installing an app many other apps are installed. Using Microsoft Office for example nothing like this happens.

 

Anyway I wrote here to discover more than what I knew, but you're not adding nothing new, so maybe we could stop our conversation here. I'm also a little bit surprised that someone flagged your as "correct answer". 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 01, 2021 Aug 01, 2021

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Correct here means "factually correct" rather than "satisfying those who complain".

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