For the past couple of months, Photoshop has been crashing really badly. Whenever I open the app and try to open a document or start a new project, the layers created and home page overlap each other, and I cannot select anything on either screen. When that happens I cannot do anything to fix it, I cannot even close the app so I need to restart my PC. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing a lot of times but nothing works.
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Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?
For the home-screen in workspace issue, try this.
Go to Preferences (CTRL+K) > Technology Previews... and check "Disable Native Canvas" - then restart Photoshop.
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Does Photoshop crash at a specific stage, operation, or task? Do you find a pattern to this behavior? Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?
Go to Preferences > Performance > uncheck the 'Use Graphics Processor.'
You can also optimize Camera Raw, which handles Raw images in Photoshop, by going to Photoshop > Preferences > Camera Raw > Performance > Uncheck Graphics processor and increasing the cache sizes.