I was surprised to get a waiting for Bridge CS6 comment that never disappeared even after several minutes. I tried opening Bridge CS6 manually to see if that would help. It did not. Finally, I closed down both Bridge CS6 and Photoshop CS6, waiting a few seconds and then started Bridge CS6 "before" starting Photoshop CS6. That seemed to do the trick. Thus, it appears that the command to open Bridge CS6 from within Photoshop CS6 [why does one need to open Bridge CS6 at all is perplexing] does not work as it should. This is the 64-bit version.
Okay, here is all the other information normally asked:
Running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on an HP 64-bit system with SP 1 installed
206 GB free space on C drive
|System Model||BK170AA-ABA HPE-210y|
8 GB RAM total with 2.70 GB available
ATI Radeon HD 5450 video adapter
I did have Photoshop CS5 on my system but removed it after installing Photoshop CS5 Extended
I have PS CS6 Beta installed.
Yes, I still use Photoshop CS5 Extended
I also have Lightroom 4
i am unable to launch cs6 bridge ither through mini bridge or from the adobe bride cs6 folder. in previous versions i red that you had to delete something from the common files adobe folder but i tried to no avail.
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Bridge needs to be running for MiniBridge to utilize its features.
It would be quite useful if MiniBridge could automatically launch Bridge as and when needed. Otherwise, you might just as well use Bridge anyway!
Believe that is the way it is suppost to work.
Also, many have Bridge set to load on startup so it is always running in the background.
I don't recommend this option as it can cause other problems in file settings.
Oh yes I understand that's how it's designed to work, but it would still be nice if Adobe could add some code to auto-launch Bridge if it wasn't already available when mini-Bridge was accessed. Anyway, not a big deal.
I personally also avoid having Bridge load on start-up.
i have the same issue. my solution is to end the processes of switchboard, bridge, and cs6 service manager in the task manager, start PS and the mini-bridge populates my images automatically or when i do press launch bridge, it will load properly. if i leave those services on (switchboard never closes on my system unless i kill it) the mini bridge doesn't work