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How do I get rid of these 'help' screens for beginners in the new Photoshop CC?

Enthusiast ,
Jul 29, 2020

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It's awful, and the only thing online says to go to preferences > general > and there is no choice for eliminating the help screens on start up. Please help me get rid of this interruption to work... TIA,  Ken

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the tutorial tips are hard coded and can't be fully removed... this was done by Adobe and forced onto users by design

the only current way to remove them is to hack the Adobe CC app scripts and that takes skill most users don't have

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How do I get rid of these 'help' screens for beginners in the new Photoshop CC?

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It's awful, and the only thing online says to go to preferences > general > and there is no choice for eliminating the help screens on start up. Please help me get rid of this interruption to work... TIA,  Ken

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the tutorial tips are hard coded and can't be fully removed... this was done by Adobe and forced onto users by design

the only current way to remove them is to hack the Adobe CC app scripts and that takes skill most users don't have

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Many of us just get rid of that homescreen altogether. Preferences >General then uncheck "Auto Show the Homescreen"

 

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It should be Edit>Preferences>General and uncheck Auto show the Home Screen

 

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Older versions would be Edit>Preferences>General and uncheck Show "Start" Workspace When No Documents Are Open

 

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Jul 29, 2020

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I have been through the 'Preferences > auto show and some are auto 'do not show' but see my screen shot and I've made the right choice I hope to NOT auto-show but YET it still shows the lame beginner helps and marketing sales pages I am attaching.. I've restarted, trashed preferences and wresled with this for many hours over the last two days... It's not going away no matter what I do...

I'm using all of the latest... Photoshop v. 21.2.1 and Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 31, 2020

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The solution that worked for me is in taniap4893429's post in this thread (you will have to scroll down to find it):

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/how-turn-off-home-screen-in-photoshop-2020/td-p/10713037?pa...

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the tutorial tips are hard coded and can't be fully removed... this was done by Adobe and forced onto users by design

the only current way to remove them is to hack the Adobe CC app scripts and that takes skill most users don't have

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Thank You, It's good to know the reality of what is going on and I thank you for your informed reply.

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There is something wrong there.

If you uncheck 'Auto show the homescreen' then close and restart, you may see the home screen on the first re-open. However, if you then open and then close a document you should never see it again.

The only time it should then  return is after a full preference reset which rechecks that box and you will need to uncheck it and repeat.

I do this after any full preference reset and never see that home screen again.

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Jul 30, 2020

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Dave, You offer hope, but I've spent most of this week wrestling with this now, it just keep coming back and has never left. It's like working with some kindegarten program that controls everything for you. I've unchecked that box hundreds of times re-checked to make sure not, re-started my computer over and over, tried to get work done in the middle of all of this, closed, opened, re-closed, reopened, shut down, re booted over and over... as you can tell, I'm resigned to it never being any different now... It's like new cars these days, they are headed toward 'self-driving' cars now and there are controls over you automobile that you can do nothing about now... it's a 'take over' of all systems and all in the name of 'control.'  I will continue to work with images as this is my profession, but oh for the old days... 

PS:... It's getting worse, There are tool tips with images that pop up unannounced when you hover the cursor any tool. I have also unchecked 'show tool tips' many many times and even though it shows unchecked the 'tips' keep popping up in the work space... Talk about a take-over, Good Luck getting work done with Photoshop any longer with this barrage of 'helps'...

 

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Jul 30, 2020

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See if giving photoshop 2020 Full Disk Access like described here under Render Video starts but never completes makes any difference.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-catalina.html

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Jul 30, 2020

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Good idea but I read there also that going to version 21 of PS solves the problem... I'm running v. 21.2.1

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Jul 31, 2020

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I would still do the Full Disk Access

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Jul 31, 2020

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Yes, That's the way I've set it. Still no difference.

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Jul 31, 2020

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Check out the post I mentioned in my reply to your post. As far as getting rid of the Home screen, it worked for me.

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Jul 31, 2020

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Thank You Rafael, I've followed every reply here carefully and nothing is working and now Photoshop is crashing constantly, I close all apps and only open one document and start to work and Photoshop locks up and needs to be forced quit, I have done over a hundred times over the past two days and need to go into another line of work it is so bad. I can't help think that upgrading to Catalina OS has made this happen and now I can't even go back to older versions of Photoshop because they will not work with OS Catalina.... I am dead, end of the road for me...

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Sorry to hear that! 

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