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That being said, you're giving hardly any information. I, for one, have no idea whether you're on a Mac or a Windows machine, what exact version of the OS you run, what your machine specs are, what routine maintenance you perform on your computer, whether you have updated Photoshop to version 13.0.3, etc.
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Model Name: MacBook Pro
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive Capacity: 750.16 GB (750,156,374,016 bytes)
System Version: OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Kernel Version: Darwin 12.2.0
Adobe Photoshop CS6:
Last Modified: 1/11/13 9:47 AM
64-Bit (Intel): Yes
App Store: No
Get Info String: 13.0.3 (20121213.r.26 2012/12/13:21:00:00)
Location: /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS6/Adobe Photoshop CS6.app
Adobe Extension Manager CS6:
Last Modified: 11/4/12 11:58 PM
64-Bit (Intel): No
App Store: No
Get Info String: 18.104.22.168 © 2000-12 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Location: /Applications/Adobe Extension Manager CS6/Adobe Extension Manager CS6.app
Periodic Outputs (abbreviated):
Fri Jan 11 09:40:31 EST 2013
Local system status:
9:40 up 1 day, 11:15, 1 user, load averages: 15.02 4.30 2.36
-- End of daily output --
Sat Jan 5 13:41:30 EST 2013
Rebuilding whatis database:
Started verify/repair permissions on disk0s2 Macintosh HD
Finished verify/repair permissions on disk0s2 Macintosh HD
-- End of weekly output --
Tue Jan 1 12:49:32 EST 2013
Rotating fax log files:
Doing login accounting:
-- End of monthly output --
Other Maint Attempts:
Reboot to safe mode to clear Application and Font Caches
Reboot to Single User Mode, FSCK -fy to verify/Repair Disk structures
removed and re-installed Extensions
All to no avail.
Tuesday Night I bit the bullet and redownloaded (4.5GB) and re-installed Photoshop. After doing this, All of the extensions had their button icons back.
This morning, after the 13.0.3 update that the Updater requested, they are gone again.
So after the 13.0.3 update caused the extension button icons to disappear again, I tried the loop again this morning.
I unistalled PS6, reinstalled it from the Design & Web Premium .dmg, and Boom, Extension button icons were back.
Ran the updater, and they're gone again.
Downloading the Design & Web Premium .dmg again hoping 13.0.3 has been inlined into the installer.
Sorry I missed this thread when you first reported it. This is a known issue with the latest 13.0.2/3 updates (as well as 13.1.x for subscription licenses).
Unfortunately there's nothing for the Extension authors to change to workaround it either. We have it logged for investigation in our bug system.
You're correct. The icons will be generic for the 13.0.3 & 13.1.1 updates, and we exhausted potential useful workaround methods to remedy without code changes.
How many extensions do you typically have? One thing you might want to experiment with is setting all your extensions into their own tab group and dock this group in it's own column. Now pull out the column width enough so that even in the collapsed state, you see the extension name. This won't work well for limted screen width setups, though as it adds 4-5 times the required space (vs. min. width collpapsed state). You can even save a workspace with this arrangement for times when you more heavily use the extensions (not sure if that's your case or not).
If you want me to post a screenshot showing what I mean, let me know.
Sorry for the issue, it's fallout from the work to support Retina displays, but isn't directly related to the machines display resolution usage.
6+ months and still no fix???
Maybe if they were't so busy making qr-code generator for indesign
The Photoshop team and the InDesign team are entirely separate entities, as if two different companies. What one does has no effect on the other one.
The "suite" concept is a fabrication of Adobe marketing and bean-counting types. The engineering teams are totally independent of each other, they are not only in different buildings but in different cities and states of the American Union, even in different countries.
The fact that they have little if any communication among them is highlighted by requests occasionally made in these forums by top Adobe engineers to let the other teams know when there are problems in one application that impact our workflow in another one.
I know there are different teams working on the different apps.
They point I was trying to get across, is that its probably in the end users best interest that the photoshop team (and the other teams) spend more of their time bug fixes and performance updates and less on new features that aren't really that useful.
13.0.5 update seems to finally fix this. Apparently it had to do with changing the appearance color of the App. Updating to 13.0.5, then selecting a different appearance color theme, then back to the desired color theme, and my Plugins Custom Icons are restored.
…described "Custom icons for Flash extension panels are not displayed after changing the Interface color theme" as a fixed issue.
…and 13.0.5 *sort of* fixes this.
Each time you launch, the extension panels will be without their icons, like this:
If you Open Preferences and change the interface theme color, they will reappear:
While this is certainly better than before, it's a pain to toggle the color every time I launch. So mark it "almost fixed".
I created an action that opens the preferences and toggles the UI Theme Color from light to dark and back, which makes the icons re-appear, but that has to be executed every launch and hardly constitues a 'fix'.
Adobe what's the story on this or has CC development superceded fixing bugs in CS6 versions?
It's now January 2014, and still nothing... That makes it a year and a half without a fix to this bug.
This is why startups like Sketch and Macaw are going to progresively push Adobe into extinction.
You know what happens when I submit a bug or feature request to Sketch? The creator of the application responds to me promptly and with a clear answer, not a "we'll probably evaluate this in the next quarter, time permitting, and if no other blah blah happens in blah blah blah."
It's only begrudingly that I use Adobe products any more... Looking forward to cutting the cord ASAP, once and for all...