It's still not been improved
The notification timing is not set by Adobe Add-ons, but instead it is set by Windows. We understand that the pop-up is only visible for a short time, and can be hard to catch. You can change the settings on your computer, but we cannot formally advise this. When you miss the pop-up, you should click 'remove', wait a few seconds, then click 'install' again from the My Add-ons page in order to trigger the pop-up again. We do not have another workaround for this issue.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Windows 10, x64. I did experience the same. When I was trying to install some add-ons (via https://creative.adobe.com/addons) the result was always: “Failed to install…”. I did notice that the CC Desktop App tried to show some tray pop-up but this was like 1 nanosecond long so impossible to react. My solution was to set the Get Notifications form Creative Cloud sender to On: Windows Start Button > Settings (the gear icon) > System > Notifications & actions > Get notifications form these senders > Creative Cloud. It works now.
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When you miss the pop-up, you should click 'remove', wait a few seconds, then click 'install' again from the My Add-ons page in order to trigger the pop-up again. We do not have another workaround for this issue.
This is shocking to me. Is there a fix for this obvious workflow deficiency in the works? As someone who is developing Extensions for the Adobe ecosystem, this does not inspire confidence. How many users click "Install", see that nothing appears, and then move on? (For the record, I've heard of other automatic-installation related issues from users, even though this may be a somewhat special case...)
There are myriad ways that you could handle this - an Extensions Manager that allows you to pick and choose which Extensions to install from the list of those you've "added to your account" in Exchange, or a backend system that packages Extensions into platform installers that users can download (fall back to) if they have issues with the "automatic" installation, or force an Application pop-up (not a notification) for any application that wants to add an extension to the list of those that it loads, or...
Am I missing something? Is there a way to more clearly state "Please [try to] install Extension X into Application Y on Computer Z" in the case that something doesn't work with the automatic method?
SiliconPixel In your initial post you asked:
So, anyone know of a way to show the [privilege elevation] notification [in Windows 10] again?
but it the real problem you're facing is more along the lines of:
The "Automated Extension Installation System" is failing me because [insert reason here]. How can I get this extension installed?
Just after posting my previous followup I was poking around and found that a different Adobe employee mentioned a third party Extension Manager utility as a way to directly install/manage extensions. In short, this is what ankitamaan described:
- Log into https://creative.adobe.com/addons/my_addons using your id.
- Click on the add-on you wish to install.
- Go to ‘Where to find it’ section
- Expand “Download / Install your Add-on another way” link
- Click the “> Download using Extension Manager” link. You will be directed to a page where a download option will appear.
- Download the add-on. It will be downloaded in the ZXP format.
- Download this third party Extension Manager to install.
Alternatively, you could also install via the ExMan Command Line Tool, but that requires using the terminal/console. If you're more comfortable with GUI apps, then the third party Extension Manager is probably worth a try.
I hope this is helpful. At the very least, it should certainly remove any chance of missing the privilege notification you've been experiencing!