P: Photoshop 23.2.2 Share Button is distracting

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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In photoshop 2022 (version 23.2), photoshop implemented a Blue Share button in the

top right corner of the app workspace that is supposed to turn into a button of the sme color as

the other tool options bar icons.

 

With the latest 23.2.2 update the Blue Share button does not go away after first use as described

on this page under Easily find the Share button

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new/2022-1.html

 

I reset the photoshop preferences as i do after every photoshop update by trashing the preferences folder.

 

 

 

Share button that the Blue Share button is supposed to appear as after first use

 

sh1.png

 

 

In the 23.2.2 update the button still stays as a Blue Share button after first use

 

sh2.png

 

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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Fortunately, Photoshop allows us to change the color of most interface elements. The UIColors.txt file, located in the Required program directory, is responsible for the design.

 

Above I gave a link to a script with which you can quickly change the color of a button, I also uploaded the UIColors.txt file for those who do not want to deal with the script, but want to quickly solve this problem.

 

Share button fix 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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Din't you want to link us to other thread (than the same we are in now)?

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LEGEND ,
Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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Page not found (404): UIColors.txt

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Explorer ,
Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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So, new update for PS - this nuisance is still there... *sigh*

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Explorer ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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I just contacted the Adobe help and was then forwarded here for giving feedback to Adobe ... Perhaps this is the right place, although my "problem" is not a big one but rather irritating: I'm wondering why I cannot get rid of the stupid blue intruding button in the sleek dark gray Photoshop working space, especially as I'm not sharing anything with anyone!

 

 

[moved from Photoshop "Discussions" to Photoshop "Bugs" by moderator]

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Can you post a screen shot of "the stupid blue intruding button" please?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Agreed! That's the new "share" button, and it stands out like the proverbial sore thumb. You simply can't not look at it.

 

I assume once the novelty wears off the signal blue color will be removed. Personally I can't wait.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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@Derek Cross  I can :

2022-03-18_23-19-53.jpg

 

Not only is it blue but the edges are horribly pixelated compared to other tools and UI elements. A most amatuer and distracting button, that deserves a place in a 1980s game not in a modern image editing application.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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Just installed Photoshop version 23.3 beta and I'm afraid the blue button is still there and it won't go away in that version either, unless Adobe change that before release

2022-03-19 10_37_36-Untitled-1 @ 50% (RGB_8).png

 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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Fans of Minecraft would disagree, so pray the designer of the button is not one of them 😄

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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Hah! Got it, the little...I have a couple of icon auto-collapse panels, and I just slide them over that pesky button. There, be gone 😄

 

 

share2.png

 

Oh, wait...

share3.png

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Explorer ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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Wasted several hours with chat "support" until finally found this thread.

Nice to know that I'm not crazy. KILL THE BRIGHT BLUE BUTTON!

jazz-y's UIColor.txt to the rescue...

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Guide ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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This is such a perfect and shining example of how detached the current Adobe teams are from the people who use the apps all the day, every day. They're now designing the UI for those folks who may open the app once a week or month, instead of respecting those of us who spend our lives staring at the screen and depend on it for putting food on the table. So frustrating.
Meanwhile, one of the most useful additions to the UI (Discover) is sitting right next to the glaring SHARE button and I imagine most of the users who need it have yet to discover it. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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@Jeffrey Tranberry

Is it Adobe's intention to not let users disable this silly unwanted Share button, in Photoshop beta 23.3 there's no option to disable it like we can in version 23.2.1.

What engineer actually thought this is a good idea and how did it pass QA, do Adobe engineers actually use Adobe products?

At least give us the option to hide/remove it.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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@Ged_Traynor I started a discussion with the folks on that feature. I'll let you know what I find out.


Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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@Jeffrey Tranberry 

I do hope Adobe undo or at least let us disable this annoying feature, Photoshop always had along with all Adobe applications a neutral interface, we don't need pixelated blue buttons.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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this needs to be reverted and remedied IMMEDIATELY. its unacceptable to have an INTRUSIVE ANNOYING EYESORE like this FORCED UPON paying users. one of the hallmarks of adobe software has always been the ability of the user to COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZE the tools and interface to the manner that allows them to best PERFORM THEIR JOB.

 

having a BRIGHT BLUE SHARE BUTTON for a feature i DONT WANT and will NEVER USE is one of the most shameful displays of OVERREACH and DISRESPECT for the customer that i have ever seen from adobe.

 

FIX THIS.

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Contributor ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Without much work, the user can fix this themselves. The link for the text file from Github in this topic is where this secondary method came from, but you don't need to download anything, and can make the button color any RGB value you want. These instructions are from a Mac. Sorry, I can't tell you the correct path to the file in Windows.

 

Close Photoshop!

 

1. Open this folder:

 

/Applications/Adobe Photoshop 2022/Adobe Photoshop 2022.app/Contents/Required/

 

To get there, you'll have to right click on the Photoshop app and choose Show Package Contents.

 

2. Double click the file UIColors.txt in the Required folder to open it in TextEdit. Then do a search for Share. That will jump you right to the section you want to change.

 

Screen Shot 2.png

 

Here, I changed the RGB values to 100 for each so it would be a darkish gray. When you initially try to change anything, you'll first see this message:

 

Screen Shot 1.png

 

Click Duplicate and TextEdit will open a duplicate document with copy appended to it. Make your changes to the RGB values and save your altered file to the desktop.

 

3. Go back to the desktop and delete the original UIColors.txt file (there's really no reason to save it). Rename your altered text file to remove "copy" so it's back to UIColors.txt and drop it into the folder where the original was.

 

Now when I open Photoshop, I get this nicely muted Share button.

 

Screen Shot.png

 

You might want to save your alterted copy of UIColors.txt as an update to PS may overwrite your file. Then you can replace it without having to do all of the steps again.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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The only problem with this trick is you can't change 'share' name to black font, can you? I mean there are 4 default Color Themes, 2 light and 2 dark. When setting the dark you end up correctly with white letters, but when switching to light it remains white, while it should turn into black, so like other interference names.

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Contributor ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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That I don't know. The white text doesn't bother me, so I didn't try to find what part of the text file holds that data. Just getting rid of the blue was enough for me. Though I do agree getting the white text also muted back would be nice.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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I use black theme as well so no problem for me, but those with white can be little unhappy: Mar 16, 2022

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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As white, it uses (oddly enough) global white 🙂 I did not find a single interface element that it would affect, except for this button, so it can be changed, for example like this:

            2022-03-20_20-27-08.png

2022-03-20_20-31-07.png

However, I did not change it, since the effects of such a replacement may appear in some unexpected place.

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Ah! Got it. Believe it or not, that value is near the top of the text file under the White heading.

 

Screen Shot.png

 

I didn't play with that one before since I assumed it was a global entry. But it only changes the text on the Share button. So by changing all of the values from 255 to 0, you get this:

 

Screen Shot 1.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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@Kurt Lang , c-c-combo! 🙂

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Mar 20, 2022 Mar 20, 2022

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Hahaha! Yes, they do the same thing. Now I'm wondering, where did you find that panel? I don't see it anywhere. Much easier too, to do this from the palette than manually playing with the text file.

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