is there a way to get the 'classic' SAVE progress bar behavior under Ps 13
i usually save large files and can't seem to get the hang of spotting the tiny % in the title bar...
Have you tried disabling [ ] Save in Background in the Preferences - File Handling section? I don't think that puts up the progress bar, but you can't do anything until the save is done.
To me the new background save seems worth getting used to, but to each his own.
i guess i am "the only one" who doesn't like this improvement...sigh
why not just port ALL the Ps progress bars over to this microscopic, quirky behavior (and everyone can go blind prematurely scrutinizing the screen trying to figure what's going on)
Microscopic? Are you seeing the same behavior I am from changing the UI size settings? What's your monitor ppi?
Since both of the above seem pretty readable, especially the Large size, it's possible people are having trouble understanding your complaint...
Is it just that you're accidentally forging ahead and trying to do things to the file before the save is finished because you're inherently expecting the prior behavior (e.g., you're watching for the big progress dialog to disappear)? That can be a powerful thing, and it can be difficult to unlearn things you've come to expect over a long period of use. I can't see how they could have maintained the standard progress bar, though, and at the same time allowed you to continue editing while a save was in progress.
>> allowed you to continue editing while a save was in progress.
that appears to be the point behind the new behavior, to be able to continue working
but based on years of daily experience with Ps and computers in general, i don't think it is a good idea to continue working in Ps (or any app) while saving edits to a large Ps document -- i've lost too many hours of work by malfunctions during this critical function
i absolutely hate this 'improvement' -- is my point
yet i think most people in general are tired of complaining about such "improvements" -- such as the Adjustments Panel (which i still hate) -- and the new Crop Panel (which i prefer 100% the old way) -- and there are some blatant Apple "improvements" that also defy a commonsense approach...
You're right to be cautious, but so far I can't say I've had even one little glitch with saving big files from Photoshop CS6. Occasionally I'll save a big master file, then go to save a JPEG right after and have it inform me the prior save isn't finished yet, but the wait is never very long. I haven't given continuing to work during the completion of a save a second thought, frankly, and so far (knock on wood) I haven't had that bite me. Frankly it's very nice not to have to interrupt my train of thought to wait, however few seconds that wait might be.
I have had some plug-in crashes during astroimage processing (Astra Image Deconvolution is pretty bad) and the times that's happened Photoshop dutifully opened my file back up, so I can confirm the Auto-Save feature is working quite well also. A hearty THANK YOU to the fine Adobe folks who implemented that.
I don't know about the latest OSX releases, but a well set up modern Windows 7 system doesn't have any trouble powering through a lot of work without any unexpected faults - certainly not like the systems of 5 or 10 years ago that would fall over when an unusual load was applied. I collaborate quite a bit with someone who has a Mac Pro (my chief engineer at my company), and his OSX setup is utterly stable as well. My PC workstation gets a reboot pretty much only when Windows Updates require it, and I'm pretty sure it's the same with Bill's Mac. Of course, we're both career computer engineers, so our systems are likely among the best set up and managed you could find. I should see if I can get him to write a book on expert OSX setup like the ones I've done for Windows...
And so far, based on my evaluation of Windows 8, it's already quite solid in the Release Preview version - better than any prior Windows version before release - so it seems that we have good things to look forward to.
>> You're right to be cautious, but
good for you in your world, but i've seen Ps crash waaaay too many times during saving my huge documents to trust it or take chances taxing the process
however, the eye strain is actually my bigger concern -- braking my concentration to have to stop and look for a tiny progress indicator that is even hidden in certain screen modes is bad UI, in my opinion
Hello, Gator, how you envision a suitable UI for, I guess the Full Screen modes? With a growl-like pop up overlay? on the cursor, like the rich cursor information?
It might be useful to make your suggestions on the http://feedback.photoshop.com
i absolutely hate this 'improvement' -- is my point
The new feature that annoys me the most is the Color Themes – yet many people seem to like them, so as soon as they can give me back the shift-F1-shortcut I won’t really have a justification to complain about it …
gator soup wrote:
a simple popup progress bar (like every other task generates)
Of course that can't work in light of them allowing you to work after starting a Save, though it really SHOULD generate that kind of progress bar if one disables the Background Save facility (right now it generates nothing but a "busy" cursor when you make that change).
You are suffering from a severe case of resistance to change I think. Your whole pretense here is that you're unwilling to use the new features you paid for in Photoshop CS6 because you just "know" they can't work.
>> If background save is disabled (OS X 10.6.8), the progress indicator appears
wow, thank you, my first test (10.7.4) with background save disabled popped up the bar, thank you
do you know any tricks for realigning the text cursor so it inserts exactly where you click (mine jumps top left, go figure)?
So you didn't actually try what I suggested in post #1 until now? I know I suggested (in error) that I didn't think the progress bar would appear, but at least you should have tried it!
Regarding your text cursor... Adobe changed a lot of the cursors to mave the hot spot to the upper-left, as indicated by a tiny arrow in the cursor. The Text Tool cursor is one of those. It's just something we have to get used to.
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