I use Creative Cloud (photography plan) at home on two computers. The other family members do not use or want Photoshop, or Lightroom so when the CreativeCloud app opens at login - it is not wanted. As a developer of many years I know it is *possible* to change the registry so only a specific user runs CreativeCloud (on Windows using - HKCU/... rather than HKLM/... registry keys).
I have searched the Adobe communities, and Googled the net for other people asking the same question - How to tie CreativeCloud to a specific user (or users) instead of all users... Nothing. I even started to decide where I should move HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ "Adobe Creative Cloud"="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Adobe\\Adobe Creative Cloud\\ACC\\Creative Cloud.exe\" --showwindow=false --onOSstartup=true"
The snag is I will have to re-hack this every time the CreativeCloud app is updated (and could end up with two copies running, its slow enough already, thanks) when the updater/installer rewrites the original key.
Can Adobe take specific user needs into account? A computer can be used by more than one person and not all want the same applications. Designing the application to irritate all but one user is not good.
Simon, you may try to update Creative Cloud to the latest version and check if that helpsp.
1. Remove Creative Cloud app -
2. Install Creative Cloud app- https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/install-apps.html