Photoshop freezes all interface when cutting and pasting from one image to another

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May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Photoshop for windows. 

I was copy-pasting a snippet of an image from one picture to another, and when it completed the paste, all interface froze. It's just photoshop; my windows desktop is fully responsive. I was able to unfreeze it when I had windows load another image in photoshop, and that seemed to snap photoshop out of it. 

 

I'm on the latest photoshop update, according to CC. 

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May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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When Photoshop crashes, this is the first thing to do, try resetting your Photoshop preferences. Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) immediately after launching Photoshop. You will be prompted to delete the current settings. You can also reset preferences upon a quit if Photoshop is running by going into General Preferences>General>Reset on Quit.

 


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The application didn't crash though. The controls don't respond, but it's not in a crashed state (when windows apps crash or get completely hung, the borders go white and windows goes into a shaded mode where it tries to wait for a response from the app). In this case, the app still thinks it's running, but it's like it has an entire layer over it that wont' let me work with it - until I have windows load another image, at which point, operations go back to normal (the additional image I load also pops up in another tab, as expected).

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