Photoshop blank dialog box always on top, won't go away unless PS is restarted.

Explorer ,
Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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(I've isolated this problem to 21.2.X and later. 21.1.3 does not have this problem.) When PS is running a process (such as a Save or a Batch), the dialog box is stuck on top of everything, even if I change the app focus. Here is an example of a batch process dialog box. After the Batch process starts running, the window goes blank but is stuck on top of everything until I restart PS.


This is a problem ONLY with 21.2.X and later. 21.1.3 does not have this problem. I had this problem BEFORE AND AFTER upgrading to OS X 10.15.6, so it's not an OS issue.
Any ideas?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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On windows 10 PS 21.2.1 I can switch focus between several applications and different and same display when I switch focus back to Photoshop the batch dialog is still usable I can click OK to run the batch switch focus to other applications and see the batch running under other windows. I believe you have a problem but it not one all have.

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2020 Jul 22, 2020

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This is on a Mac. Current OSX.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 23, 2020 Jul 23, 2020

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I'm having the exact same issue... I just updated to 21.2.1 today, and it started happening immediatly. I run a batch process, then the action dialog box stays on top of everything else (blank) until I restart Photoshop. I"m also on the most current Mac OS. 

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2020 Jul 23, 2020

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Yeah. I reverted to 21.1.3 until Adobe fixes this problem.

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2020 Aug 20, 2020

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Me too:

 

I am having an annoying problem that manifest itself when I run a batch in Photoshop. 21.2.2.
My batch dialog box will not disappear after it has finished and will stay in the foreground regardless of which other software I am using? and this morning the progress bar has decided to do the same.
I have reinstalled photoshop... no change
I have rebooted... no change...
any ideas???

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 08, 2020 Sep 08, 2020

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I'm having this issue too, thanks for posting.  as a heavy heavy batch user, this is irritating although it does go away when i quit and restart.  Running 21.2.2. on a mac.  Thanks!

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New Here ,
Nov 09, 2020 Nov 09, 2020

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Same here on 22.0. I can open a new batch dialog box that will close on it's own, but the first one remains...

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I'm having the exact same issue on 21.2.5 on OS X 10.15.7.

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021

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Same really annoying problem here with Big Sur 11.2.3 and PS CC 22.3.0.

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Am I the only one that feels like there's a reverse evolution going on here lately? Instead of becoming faster, smoother the latest Adobe updates have more than anything brought lagging, weird UIs and bugs like this one. 
It feels as if the lack of serious competition is making Adobe lazy and sloppy. 

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Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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You are not the only one. I'm having the same problem in this discussion, as well the "SAVE AS" copy bug where you tell Photoshop to overwrite and it ignores and saves a copy. Bridge is great for scripting and Photoshop batching and while Bridge has alway been crash and freeze prone, currently it is not usable. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2021 Jun 05, 2021

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Still happening on macOS Big Sur 11.3, Photoshop CC 22.4.0

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Maybe try this :  Go to Preferences >Technology Previews and check Deactivate Native Canvas. Then quit and restart Photoshop; any better? 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

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