P: CC 2014 always creates an empty pslog.txt in my home directory.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 19, 2014 Jun 19, 2014

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This log file gets recreated on every launch and is always empty. You shouldn't be writing empty files on a top level directory that's visible to users!

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Adobe Employee , Oct 06, 2014 Oct 06, 2014
This issue is fixed in the 2014.2 update. Product announcement here: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 19, 2014 Jun 19, 2014

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I noticed this too - not cool!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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me too

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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me too

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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What OS version are you using?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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OS X 10.9.3

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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OK, I can reproduce this - the file is created when the app launches, and deleted when the app exits. It appears that one of our debugging logs is incorrectly being created (but not written to) when the app launches.

And we have a tester investigating this now.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 20, 2014 Jun 20, 2014

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You're right, that's what I'm seeing as well. I was originally reproducing it by deleting the log and then relaunching Photoshop.

Thanks for the response!

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Explorer ,
Jun 27, 2014 Jun 27, 2014

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Please fix this.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 14, 2014 Jul 14, 2014

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Yes, please fix this

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LEGEND ,
Aug 07, 2014 Aug 07, 2014

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If you have Xcode installed, just run the following command in Terminal:

setfile -a V ~/pslog.txt

Even if it exists, it'll be hidden forever in your Finder.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2014 Aug 08, 2014

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With the most recent update, the file is not empty. It contains the line: 00000.2014.08.08_07:29:04.510(+00.000) Headlights logging is not enabled

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2014 Aug 08, 2014

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Which is what it should say if you have disabled headlights logging.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2014 Aug 09, 2014

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Given that I haven't done that, I'd still say the message (and file) should not appear!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 09, 2014 Aug 09, 2014

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Somehow headlights logging is disabled for you, otherwise the log couldn't say that it is disabled. But you're not the only one to find oddities in that area.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 13, 2014 Aug 13, 2014

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We're investigating this. I'm hoping to get it addressed in the next update.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Aug 29, 2014 Aug 29, 2014

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Thanks Mr. NSA... Hiding a log file is not cool. If something is tracking you ("headlights"?) then I want to know about it..

And now that we know about the log file, what exactly is "headlights logging" and what does it do?

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LEGEND ,
Sep 04, 2014 Sep 04, 2014

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This still needs a fix.

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Explorer ,
Sep 07, 2014 Sep 07, 2014

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This really still needs a fix as soon as possible... So annoying...

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LEGEND ,
Sep 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014

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Same here, get out of my home directory!

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Explorer ,
Sep 26, 2014 Sep 26, 2014

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Adobe fixed this problem with v14.2 but this time create new .log files inside the Document folder calls DesignLibrary_Photoshop.log...

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LEGEND ,
Oct 06, 2014 Oct 06, 2014

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Just wanted to give my 2¢ that I too have the file with the message about headlights logging not enabled.

I also wanted to note that you claim it is created, then deleted when Photoshop closes. It is always re-created if I delete it, but it is always there whether Photoshop is running or not.

Mac Pro, OSX 10.9.5, Photoshop CC 2014.1.0

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LEGEND ,
Oct 06, 2014 Oct 06, 2014

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I just updated Photoshop this morning and it seems to be fixed!

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 06, 2014 Oct 06, 2014

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This issue is fixed in the 2014.2 update. Product announcement here: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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