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How do you remove the CS Live Button?

May 12, 2010 9:11 AM

Found how in Photoshop... but can you in InDesign, Illustrator etc?

 

Thanks

 
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    May 12, 2010 11:31 AM   in reply to coachmwhite

    I want to know this too. It's pretty annoying.

     
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    May 12, 2010 12:31 PM   in reply to topohogo

    Sorry, I don't believe there's any way to remove it (the setting in Photoshop is the exception).

     

    Just curious - what is it about this particular item that motivates you to want to remove it?  Are there other items that appear in your applications' interface that are equally annoying, or is there something special about this one?

     
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    May 12, 2010 12:53 PM   in reply to coachmwhite

    Ah - so just to clarify, you're really looking to disable network access, rather than wanting to get rid of that particular piece of the user interface.  It's not the presence of the button itself that's a problem, it's network access.  Correct?

     
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    May 13, 2010 3:30 AM   in reply to David Herman - Adobe

    I'd like to place another vote for the option to completely remove

    all entries of CS-Live-Service from CS5-application-GUIs.

     
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    May 13, 2010 10:22 AM   in reply to coachmwhite

    It's possible to disable network access, but there's no provision to remove the CS Live menu itself (at least not from InDesign or Illustrator - Photoshop does include an option to show/hide the CS Live menu in its Plug-Ins preferences).

     

    Network access (for Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator) can be disabled by editing a plist (Mac) or registry entry (Windows), but CS Live menu will still be there.  If you disable network access, then the first item on the CS Live menu will say "Access to CS Live Services has been disabled".

     
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    May 13, 2010 10:31 AM   in reply to David Herman - Adobe

    Am 13.05.2010 19:23, schrieb David Herman - Adobe:

    It's possible to disable network access, but there's no provision to remove the CS Live menu itself (at least not from InDesign or Illustrator - Photoshop does include an option to show/hide the CS Live menu in its Plug-Ins preferences).

     

    Network access (for Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator) can be disabled by editing a plist (Mac) or registry entry (Windows), but CS Live menu will still be there.  If you disable network access, then the first item on the CS Live menu will say "Access to CS Live Services has been disabled.

     

     

    Hi David,

    Bummer! I'd really  appreciate to get an option to actually remove the

    Button in a Service release. Which Registry-Key do I have to edit?

     

    Thanks!

     
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    May 13, 2010 12:04 PM   in reply to polyxo

    In Illustrator and InDesign Mac versions, you can turn off what is called Application Bar. That removes the CS Live button as well as the Workspace switcher, Bridge button and multiple window layout buttons. I don't think this control is available on the Windows version.

     
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    May 14, 2010 2:00 PM   in reply to David Herman - Adobe

    Can you detail this procedure on what to edit to disable network access

    Thanks

     
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    May 24, 2010 10:55 AM   in reply to coachmwhite

    Just rename "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager" for example to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager.bak"

     
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    May 24, 2010 9:02 PM   in reply to coachmwhite

    You can find the same folder under "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager"

    And in PS, you need to disable it under Preference->Plug-ins

     
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    May 25, 2010 3:39 AM   in reply to dorallen

    Am 24.05.2010 19:55, schrieb dorallen:

    Just rename "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager" for example to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager.bak"

        

    Thanks, that helps indeed!

     
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    Sep 9, 2010 9:22 PM   in reply to polyxo

    This is perfect. Thanks.

    Perhaps Adobe should have a little humility and,  since their programming model is to run pretty much their entire set of programs as frameworks that run plugins, just make sure to give the user the easy, accessible opportunity to remove the more ridiculous items of their feature sets. I mean really, "let's put a big, grotesque button for a feature only some people will use occasionally." Seriously.

     
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    Oct 13, 2010 11:53 PM   in reply to coachmwhite

    thx

     
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    Oct 15, 2010 4:17 PM   in reply to polyxo

    Just note that renaming this will disable the CSLive button, as well as the following:

    • Access CS Live (Window > Extensions > Access CS Live)
    • Adobe BrowserLab (Window > Extensions > Adobe BrowserLab)
    • Adobe ConnectNow (File > Share my Screen; Window > Extensions > Share My Screen)
    • CS News and Resources (Window > Extensions > CS News and Resources)
    • CS Review (File > Create New Review; Window > Extensions > CS Review)
    • Resource Central (Window > Extensions > Resource Central)
    • Kuler (Window > Extensions > Kuler)

     

    It will also disrupt functionality of Adobe Drive.

    Cheers!

    Matthew

     
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    Oct 15, 2010 4:57 PM   in reply to Matthew Laun

    Nice! Perfect!

     

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    Oct 27, 2010 9:36 AM   in reply to dorallen

    but is not the service for photoshop to work ?

    i mean to check that is legit copy ?

    thanks

     
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    Oct 27, 2010 11:03 AM   in reply to mantralightroom

    The CS5ServiceManager and CS Live are in no way related to our licensing/activation technologies.

     

    Matthew

     
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:43 PM   in reply to dorallen

    Hey thanks for thisvery useful info!


     
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    Dec 11, 2010 4:43 PM   in reply to Matthew Laun

    Great, that's what I want. I don't need ony of those useless bloatware.


     
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    Apr 13, 2011 3:46 AM   in reply to coachmwhite

    Excellent - I've done this too. Would have been so much easier if Adobe had allowed it to be turned off via the interface or Preferences

     
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    Apr 24, 2011 3:24 PM   in reply to coachmwhite

    How do I place another vote for the option to completely remove

    all entries of CS-Live-Service from CS5-application-GUIs.

     
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    May 17, 2011 6:18 PM   in reply to David Herman - Adobe

    The CS Live Button totally interferes with Adobe Connect Pro when you are trying to share the Photoshop application.  The Sharing button is behind the CS Live and block usage of the Sharing button such as Stop and Annotation.  What an example of one Adobe Product interfering with another.  I also want to get rid of the CS Live button and try to demonstrate Photoshop in Adobe Connect Pro.

     
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    Feb 2, 2012 12:50 PM   in reply to dorallen

    I tried following these steps, so I changed the FOLDER name to .bak at the end and it just created a new folder. Did I change the wrong thing? I looked through all the folders in the CS5.5ServiceManager folder and didn't see an actual file with that name, so I figured the folder is what needed to be changed. Can someone give me a few more hints? ...also, doing a search found 0 results. I'm on Mac OS X 10.6 (Mac Pro 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon)

     
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