What is the point of having bridge if we are unable to right click from bridge and open any image in any of the CC programs.
Am I missing something here?
Maybe you can specify a bit more of your problem?
In basic, having a correct install automatically adds all CC applications to the list above the line and most of the non adobe applications under the line.
You can add a new default using Bridge Preferences File type associations and if this is not in the list at the bottom of the pop up menu is a browse button to search your disk.
But you simple can't open any image in any Adobe application because not all adobe CC apps support all file types or can't even view images.
The Open Width list also varies per file type. For instance a Raw or DNG file gives you only the CC - applications with a Raw converter and that narrows it down to PS.
A .mov file only provides After Effects and Premiere Pro etc etc.
And you have to option to place all kinds of files in ID, AI, Ps etc. using the right mouse click menu.
If your behavior differs then first start refreshing preferences as a start.
hello, thanks for taking the trouble to reply. Hard to be more specific.
If I right click any image in BRIDGE, and select "open with", I DO NOT see a list of adobe apps to open files with, such as JPEG in Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop. these files can be opened in photoshop from any normal fileon my PC by right clicking and selecting open with...they appear in a list of choices. why not bridge? what's the point of bridge except to pen camera raw with? etc....or has my copy gone awry?
Resetting preferences made no difference, and there is no 'line'
No experience with Windows, I'm on Mac.
But if you have other CC applications installed on your machine and also have started them at least once and then use Bridge the apps should show in the list.
Also check your Bridge Preferences Start Up scripts. I don't have all CC apps installed but in my list ID, AI, PrPro, Dreamweaver and After Effects are present in this list with start up scripts and a checkmark in front.
To add Open With you have to do it in edit/preferences/file type associations. Click on the extenstion you want then click on browse as bottom of drop down. Navigate to the application. Click on the xxx.exe file that would open the app. Can choose as default or just add to list.
thanks Curt. How do we add to list? I can only seem to chose one CC app as the default.
Did you ever manage to change this?I too have this issue.
Default program for PDF was Acrobat (as it should be).
But on right clicking a PDF I used to be able to select Illustrator or Photoshop.
Now I can only select Acrobat :S
So if I want a PDF in Illu or PS I need to drag and drop and I can't find a way to put back those extra right click options :S
(I use CC)
Are you on Mac or on Win, Vincent v.E.?
I am on Win, I do know how to change the default program.
I chose PDF as an example as the way I open those differs the most so having all three options under the right click was very handy.I miss no longer having it.
I miss no longer having it.
By default the list should contain the installed apps on your system. On a Mac there have been some issues with external disk and back ups leading to show a whole lot of versions and many doublers but this seems to be repaired in CC.
No knowledge about Windows but assuming you have all the expected applications for this list installed in the default application folder? If so consider a reset of preferences (another clue for needing this is that you had to set the default application yourself while Bridge should pick the correct one automatically after install), restarting Bridge holding down ctrl key and from the menu choose reset preferences. This resets it to default and you ave to spend a few minutes to set your custom settings again
Tried the CTRL reset, whilst it did reset all my settings the options still havent returned.
Yes, I have all the programs installed on the default location.
I should add, it occured after de-installing CS5 whilst CC was already installed. It must have messed something up...
So I am quite certain a re-install of CC should fix it... Seems to be the only option Usually not an issue but I am on a slow line...
So I am quite certain a re-install of CC should fix it…
Not guaranteed because a simple uninstall and reinstall usually does not solves strange problems. If you do you should take a deep breath and also use the Adobe Clean tool:
Or do a search for it on the Adobe site (quite challenging btw…), this states CS5 but the link via search said all including CC cloud. Read instructions carefully and be sure to have proper back up (but you already had done so…).
If you only have the photography program it should not be that bad but the whole suite may take some download time I'm afraid
I have a larger part of the suite active (INDD, AI, PS being the most used parts of it) so a reinstall during daytime is out of the question (I work fulltime with these programs, so not deinstalling them unless I really, really have to)
And AI has multiple extra plug ins installed.
I was hoping to just de- and re-install Bridge or find a hack to edit it myself.
I can live without Bridge for a few hours but to set up everything (incl. plug ins) again for this issue just isn't worth it. So it looks like I'll be missing these options for some time to come...