1st, More information needed for someone to help... please click these links and provide the requested information
2nd, it MAY be that you have a corrupted preferences file
Reset Corrupted Preferences = Press/HOLD Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting program
-except delete file in P6 http://forums.adobe.com/message/4644893
-and setting http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058426?tstart=0
The two examples cited, could well be GUI display issues, and especially the latter one.
I would first go to your video card's mfgr's. Web site, then download and install their latest video driver. Do not trust your OS, or any utility, to tell you if you have the latest - go to the source.
If that does not fix things, then John T. has some suggestions, that could well fix things, prior to an uninstall/reinstall.
Thanks for your replies. I reset the preferences and installed the latest Nvidia driver - but it's still acting up.
So I'm just going to reintall. I have CS5.5 production suite.
new question: is there an easy way to find the latest updates for the individual programs?
I looked on the adobe site, and the updates seem to be listed randomly in a list on the righthand side. I seem to remember another page that had all the updates listed chronologically?
thanks again ~
<later> I found the page I was thinking of...
shows all the updates
anyone know if there are updates for CS5.5 Production Suite? I find updates listed under CS5, but not sure if that's a step backwards from CS5.5.
is it just me, or does EVERYTHING seem confusing lately??? :O
Thank you for trying the suggestions, and reporting your success, or, in this case, lack thereof.
There ARE times/situations, where an uninstall/Adobe Creative Cleaner/reinstall is the only way to fix things. I keep it at the bottom of my list, but sometimes, it is the only way to fix things.
As for the CS 5.5 Production Suite, I would look at ProDesignTools, as they usually have several versions back, or Adobe trial software. As of CS 5, IIRC, the trial version is easily converted to full-paid version, just by adding in the S/N, and Activating. Before I did any uninstall, I would Deactivate the full suite first. Also, do not forget to run the Adobe Creative Cleaner utility, a couple of times, rebooting between each, before reinstalling.
Thanks for the tip on Adobe Creative Cleaner utility - I had never heard of it!
I un-installed CS5.5, ran the Adobe Creative Cleaner, then re-installed CD5.5 - and the problem is gone.
Anyone know what causes a program to develop a glitch like this in the first place? any steps to prevent it?
Most everything is working fine now...except a few times I made a new bin in the project window and it wouldn't let me rename it.
Could there be a problem with a computer section that would cause something like this?
>problem with a computer section
I don't understand the question
But, since Win7 (don't know about Win8) sometimes acts "odd" when there are permission issues, try this idea http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
Thanks, I'll try that. forgot to mention the problems I still see are intermittent.
since I reinstalled the programs, I'm assuming the problems stem from some process in the computer - maybe some file that's causing a conflict and needs to be deleted?