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jlake67
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Photoshop Elements 11 not exiting completely

Nov 15, 2012 5:49 PM

When I exit from Photoshop Elements 11, I cannot reopen unless I go to task manager and make sure I end the Photoshop Elements process.

 
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    Nov 15, 2012 10:59 PM   in reply to jlake67

    Is it happening for Organizer or Editor or both?

     

    Thanks

    Andaleeb

     
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  • 99jon
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    Nov 16, 2012 4:13 AM   in reply to jlake67

    Try making a direct shortcut for the Organizer and Editor. Make sure you have the correct file path as there is more than one exe file. You can then launch the programs directly from the desktop bypassing the welcome screen. This is generally better as the welcome screen leaves background processes running.

     

    On Windows, Right click anywhere on the desktop and select New >> Shortcut

    Then click the browse button and navigate to:

     

    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 11 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe"

    Then click Next; then click Finish

      

    Then make a direct shortcut for the Editor in a similar manner.

    On Windows, Right click anywhere on the desktop and select New >> Shortcut

    Then click the browse button and navigate to:

     

    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 11\PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe"

     

    Then click Next; then click Finish

     

    N.B. on 64 bit systems navigate to Program Files (x86) - make sure you select the application files and not the shortcuts.

     

     

    When finishing your work in either Organizer or Editor try quitting the app using Ctrl+Q or from the menu:

    File >> Exit

     
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    Aug 31, 2013 6:49 PM   in reply to 99jon

    I have this same problem. I followed the instructions here and I still have to go to the task manager to close PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe *32 to be able to reopen the Editor. I have tried making the shortcut for the Editor and I have closed it from the menu with the same result.

     
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