Does anyone know why there are seven instances of Microsoft Edge WebView2 running alongside Photoshop 2022? I hope I've solved the freezing/crashing issue but Psd is still running sluggishly and I would still like to know about this change.
I'm looking at Task Manager on Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit (updated just a few days ago).
Microsoft Edge Webview2 is not an Adobe product:
Try Microsoft support for Webview2
Yes, I'm aware. But both Photoshop and Illustrator are using it in version 2022, but not InDesign or Bridge. Check Apps in Task Manager.
How much RAM any version of Photoshop will use depends one what you do when Photoshop is up and running Whet they need more RAM the will allocate and user in and reuse it and not return it to the system till you shut down Photoshop or use edit Purge to have Photoshop to return some of the resource it has allocated and is not current in need of. All version of Photoshop I have install will use under 2GB when I first start them and nothing is open in Photoshop. This including Photoshop 2022 version 23.0.1. It uses the most started 1.6GB, where CS6 uses around 800MB .8GB. I have run a large Batch job with 23.0.1 and by the end of the job Photoshop address space was up to 26.1GB. I have seen CS6 use up to 30GB on my 40GB machine the max amount of I allow Photoshop to use is 90% 36GB. I have also ended the task in Photoshop with Tasn manager and Photoshop keeps running and working. So I have no Idea why they were in there. These screen captures were done right after starting 23.0.1 you can see at the point in time 23.0.1 usage of RAM is under 2GB. I capture part of the Task Manager window and pasted them into a open document in the running Photoshop 23.0.1 You can see I ended those task and exited the 32bit Photoshop plug-in. Photoshop 23.0.1 keept running in under 2GB of RAM and A I saved the caputres into a single jpeg here.
Thanks for that, but could you address the OT of Microsoft Edge Webview2, please?
Only Adobe and Microsoft can address that. Users here do not have Access to their code.
seriously. how many replies that don't address the issue can we have?
(scrolls down and sighs)
"have you checked with microsoft?" know what they're gonna say? "have you checked with adobe?"
why [removed] is a microsoft browser element operating within adobe? besides how i can immediately tell
it's latched onto my work when the (18 month old top-of-the-line hp 17") laptop begins to quake and whine like the millinneum falcon entering warp drive, it's creepy. literally and figuratively. creepy.
again, why [again, removed] is a microsoft browser element operating within adobe?
This is the best comment yet! I found somewhere how to stop it. Then Photoshop worked great on HP Zbook G4. All of a sudden the Webview is back and PS started crashing again!
Yes, why? I have the same Problem.
You mentioned something of absolutely vital interest (to me at least).
I have been significantly plagued by freezing and/or crashing PS. It started with CC 2021 earlier in the year, and has been a intermittent but serious disruption in work flow. I did a complete clean (using Adobe tools), then installed CC 2022, problem persisted as if I hadn't changed a thing.
I upgraded my machine from 32 to 64 gig, which seemingly has reduced the frequency of the hang/crashes, but they're still there. I always have to use Task Mgr to kill the session.
Once a crash or hang has happened, attempts to relaunch PS many times throws out "Could not start PS, not enough memory".
Many attempts to get help from Adobe TS were vast wastes of time, and vast amounts of aggravation and irritation.
Running Win10/64, all drivers current..
I would greatly welcome your feedback on your own crash/hangs to see if they're similar, and what you did to resolve them.
Thank you in advance!
This Microsoft Webview is also contributing to my Photoshop crashing. It is so frustrating. I can't seem to find a way to remove Microsft edge from my pc.
I can't seem to find a way to remove Microsft edge from my pc.
Did you ask Microsoft about their application? If not here are the links (also posted earlier in this thread):
Try Microsoft support for Webview2:
I unchecked "Allow internet connection for extensions" under preferences and my photoshop stopped crashing and the Webview2 wasn't opening anymore. This is the only change I made. Therefore, I will make the connection my issue is because of the Microsoft Webview running and disrupting something.
The same here, i have uncheck "allow internet connetions" killed all Microsoft Wv2 under PS in Windows "Task Manager" and restarted PS. No problem for now.
Could you please tell where i can find the option for unchecking "Allow internet connection for extensions"???
Hi @dhamo243392614xiz and @sidneydavenport, If you haven't found it yet (this is a long thread) it's under Edit > Preferences > Plugins, then towards the bottom of that tab under "Legacy Extensions" it's the first checkbox. I'm not convinced it changes anything, as I've had it unchecked and WebView2 still runs multiple instances. Fortunately, I am not crashing or experiencing any lags with the 23.3.1 release so far.
Apparently, WebView2 needs to run in order for certain UXP-powered features to work. Please let us know if you see any difference with it unchecked. Also, ICYMI, there is more about WebView2 on the Creative Cloud developer forum: https://forums.creativeclouddeveloper.com/t/microsoft-edge-webview-2-uxp-is-slow-when-photoshop-s-ru....
this is how i get rid of edge:
search the c drive for "edge." then all the folders named edge (make sure they're microsoft & not a file with the word edge in it), rename them. renaming is fun! you gotta do it every time your machine updates, but it's worth it.
the weird part is where is this edge web2view junk and why is it in our photoshop, crippling our proceccing power and memory, when we view the task manager?
adobe? anyone? bueller?
Similar feels. Photoshop is one of the few things keeping me on Window$ instead on Ubuntu, but that may not even be enough anymore if they are just going to get into bed with M$ like this.
You do realize that every Windows progam runs all SORTS of Microsoft code? Hello...
I right clicked and changed the name of the application, nice idea thanks for informing.
When Adobe's alternative comes out I will delete it never to return.
You do realize that Windows uses Edge for a bunch of functions, and changing system files can lead to your computer not booting up?
I've been dealing with the exact same thing for over a year now. I run the absolute earliest version of CC and anytime I try to update to another version, it becomes impossible to run. I have a high an AMD Radeon 6600 XT and 16 GB DDR4 ram. This Microsoft Edge WebView2 issue is so stressful. Why is it now something that has to be running along side Photoshop? Previous versions didn't need it.