I am getting the following error popping up in a dialog box about every five minutes:
CAHeadless Debug Event
CAHeadless has encountered an error.
I have to click "Continue" to make it going away temporarily.
As a workaround, if I click Edit > Preferences > Media-Analysis, and clear the "Analyze Media for Smart Tags Automatically" box, the errors stop. But I was wondering if here was an actual fix for this error, instead of just a work-around which I discovered.
Photoshop Elements 11.0
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Message was edited by: c_Shane
Please try creating Organizer prefs from scratch.
To re-create the Elements Organizer preferences file:
- Close the Elements Organizer.
- Rename the psa.prf file (for example, to psa.old) in C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\10.0\Organizer.
Open the Elements Organizer.
Now try turning on the Media Analysis prefs and see if it makes a difference.
There is no psa.prf file in the following folder or any of its subfolders:
So I followed the instructions in online help instead. However, I'm still getting the error message.
Is there anything else I could try?
There are three psa.prf files:
Should I delete them all? In fact, since I'm running version 11.0, could I just delete the 9.0 and 10.0 subfolders entirely?
They don't take up much space—but since I installed version 11 there has been a lot of weird and strange behaviour, and I'm just trying to figure out what's causing it.
I deleted psa.prf, restarted PSE, and re-selected my preferences. Unfortunately, I'm still getting the error.
I notice that when I click Edit > Preferences > Media-Analysis, and click "Analyze Media for Smart Tags Automatically", a process called "ElementsAutoAnalyzer.exe" starts, and I start getting the error. When I clear "Analyze Media for Smart Tags Automatically", the "ElementsAutoAnalyzer.exe" process ends, and the error messages stop.
I'm guessing the only work-around is to not use this feature.