I'm running 10.10.4 with CC 22.214.171.124
I'm having the same symptom you reported earlier, just getting the warning about CC being broken.
It's also disappointing that the prefs read didn't give anything...
There must be a step you're missing. I just logged in remotely to my home iMac and tried it there as well because it also had CC and AAM in the taskbar and i'm running 10.10.4
It worked doing the steps I provided, except I didn't quite CC first, but I really don't think that matters, for the order.
- Navigate to Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud/ACC/ and rename the Creative Cloud app to something else... ex. Creative CloudX or Creative Cloud old whatever you want, just so long as it can't be found.
- go to the taskbar and click on CC icon and select quit
- THEN, go to the AAM icon in the taskbar and select open updater
- click preferences then turn off notifications (Notify me of new updates on the menu bar)
- The AAM icon will disappear from the taskbar
- Navigate back to (or if you still have it open) Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud/ACC/ and rename your CC (ex. Creative CloudX) back to just Creative Cloud - note each renaming should prompt you for the admin password.
- Launch Creative Cloud
If these steps do not work, I don't know what to tell you. I just did this on 4 different systems running 10.8/10.9/10.10 and it worked exactly the same on all of them.
OK. I'll try specifically clicking the AAM icon in the menu bar when I next have a chance.
Just tested on another machine. CC 2015, Yosemite 10.10.4.
Confirming my steps as well:
- Navigate to: Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud/ACC/
- Rename Creative Cloud app to Creative Cloudx -requires password
- Go to menubar and click the AAM icon and select updater
- Click preferences
- uncheck notify me of new updates, icon should disappear from menubar
- rename Creative Cloud app to original name -requires password
Yep worked for me... Wow the fact that this is the work around is ridiculous... Thanks adobe...
My solution (mostly because I don't like all these little Adobe processes running and sucking up processor time – there is no reason I should have to give 2% of my CPU to Adobe's updaters):
- cd /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud/ACC
- rename "Creative Cloud.app" to "Pig.app"
Now just leave it. I start it up every month or so just to make sure there aren't any interesting updates, then kill it again. Make sure your preferences are set so that it doesn't try to start up automatically (won't really matter since it's renamed though).
Adobe's installers and updaters have always been a sore point. I think the problem is they've tried to come up with a universal solution that works on Mac as well as PCs, and somehow this technology must be a mess because of it...
This works like a charm. Thanks
I finally was able to try this again with the Adobe Updater in the menubar and it worked for me... it appears to be necessary that you quit Creative Cloud and rename it while the old icon is in the menubar and then launch it from there.
Trying to launch AAM from it's app file gives the error I kept getting.
I guess you all already know that the accepted answer no longer works with CC, etc (all my notifications are off and I still have both the Adobe Updater menu bar icon and an Adobe CC icon). 2 icons for one purpose...
Anyhow, is there any way to completely remove the old pixelated Adobe Updater from the menu bar without completely removing/breaking the CC functionality (i.e. via other suggestions to rename the Creative Cloud.app or deleting files)?
The method that ruezz posted in 43 worked for me... just make sure to rename Creative Cloud while the old menu item is in the menu bar and open Preferences from it. (I was trying to open the Adobe Application Manager app after it's icon had disappeared.)
Rueez's solution (post 43.) also worked very well for me in July 2015! Thanks for posting this ridiculous work-around...
much thanks. I *LOVE* adobe
Works as described. Thanks.
It worked for me too. Thank you.
Weird. This dumb workaround worked for me on a new machine I just set up with CC 2015.
Steps I used:
1. Quit CC
2. Renamed CC
3. Clicked on the updater icon in the menu bar
4. Told it to open updater and it opened the old AAM
5. I changed the prefs and the icon went away finally
6. Closed the AAM
7. Renamed CC
8. Opened CC and ran my update with no issues
Hopefully this helps? If you did a fresh install of CC 2015 and you had an error with the AAM, maybe something else is at play.
Also, this is the most stupid bug/feature I've ever seen in my life. I don't understand why AAM still needs to exist in the background and I don't understand why it still pops up with CC2015. I would give anything for this laziness to stop in CC 2016. None of these teams talk to each other, and they all do things slightly differently. Can we get an update without any new features that solidifies how things work across all of the apps!? Why is changing text size different in every app for example? In some you can drag the value, in others you can't. It's dumb. Talk to each other. Integrate. And fix stupid issues like these that should never exist in shipped software. It's lazy. I know there are good devs at Adobe. Adobe needs to let them talk to each other.
Actually, I take that back. There was one bug that was even dumber. There was a bug in AE that when you packaged the project if you moved the mouse while it was doing it (aka used your computer) it would fail. But this is a very close second.
Thank you. This worked for me. I had two icons...the old one and the new one, and I couldn't get rid of the old one. But this method worked. Thanks!
This worked wonderfully for me. Thanks all!
This doesn't work for me. The "Preferences" option (just under "Creative Cloud") is greyed out.
I really don't think I should have to delete or rename files to remove an annoying Adobe icon from the status menu.
OK, found a way, is not obvious.
Opened photoshop elements, clicked help, clicked updates. Updates window opens, theres a preferences button at the bottom of it (not where you usually find preferences on a mac). Clicked that, unselected all the check boxes.
Really annoying way it is set up. Not intuitive at all. Should put the option in the menu that opens up when you click on the icon.
Dreamwaver CS6 , I have one of Errol 16 should to be how removed, I have no idea plese tell me also provide me some method, solve me problem.
Does not work with Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 on macOS 10.12 Sierra. How to remove such Adobe Creative Cloud icon from Mac Finder menubar? Thanks.
Why is it this complicated... HATE UPDATES - they screw things up