8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2016 2:36 PM by tonyu39790954

    Listening plug-in


      Please can someone tell me how to make the Listening plug-in work?  I use Photoshop CS6 run on Windows 7.  I have (several times) downloaded and installed the plug-in exactly as on Adobe web-page.  When I run PS, there are no log-in files on the Desktop nor anywhere else.  I need the VB log-i   n files, which I have used extensively with previous versions.  How can I check that the plug-in is actually being recognized by Photoshop?  Thanks

        • 1. Re: Listening plug-in
          Stephen_A_Marsh Adobe Community Professional

          Help > System Info should list all of your installed plugins, such as “ScriptListener 12.0” and “ScriptingListener.plugin” (taken from CS5 on Mac).


          ..\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Plug-Ins\Automate

          • 2. Re: Listening plug-in
            tonyu39790954 Level 1

            Thank you very much for your help.  Help > System Info does not list a "Listener" Plug-in at all.  It also identifies


            Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Required\

            Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\

            Additional Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Automate\


            I have tried putting the listening plug-in (ScriptListener.8li) into each of these, but none of this made any difference.  It seems clear that Photoshop is not loading the plug-in at all, which is why I cannot find the log files.  Is it the right plug-in?  I got it from the Adobe web-site.  Is there some setting in Photoshop that does not let me load it??


            This is driving me bonkers.





            • 3. Re: Listening plug-in
              dominique filiol Level 2



              My batch :


              xcopy /y "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Scripting\Utilities\*istener.8li"  "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Automate\"


              rem del "C:\ProgramFiles\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Automate\*istener.8li"

              • 4. Re: Listening plug-in
                tonyu39790954 Level 1


                Thank you

                Your batch does what I have been doing manually.  There is still no sign of the plug-in in Photoshop.  Help>System Info does not show it.  The only mention of Scripting is that Help>System Info lists ScriptUIFlex.dll  and ScriptingSupport 13.0.  When I do anything in Photoshop, no log file appears on my desktop.  When I have searched the whole C:\ drive, no log file can be found.


                I think that ScriptListener.8li is not being recognized nor loaded by Photoshop.  I do not know why - is there some option I need to change in Photoshop?  Is this the correct Listener plug-in?  Is the "...Plug-Ins\Automate\"  the correct directory to put the plug-in?  In Photoshop should I be doing something to activate the Listening or to terminate it so that it is recorded or to identify the directory where the log files should go?  Etc., etc.




                Thank you for your help



                • 5. Re: Listening plug-in
                  Kukurykus Adobe Community Professional

                  I experienced same problem. I tried to copy ScriptListener.8li file from some previous version of Photoshop. It didin't create ScriptingListener.log on my desktop. I tried to put then ScriptListener.8li to all possible folders Photoshop should detect it in. It won't help too, so I googled for "ScriptListener.8li CS6" and clicked first link (right now tried too). There I found appropiate file to CS6. All what didn't work just started working!

                  missing from Photoshop CS6This plug-in was installed with…


                  I remember somone on this forum got same problem and JJMack provided the same site.

                  • 6. Re: Listening plug-in
                    tonyu39790954 Level 1

                    Thank you for all of your help.  I discovered that (unknown to me) someone had installed Photoshop 32 bit in addition to the correct installation of the 64-bit version I use.  They changed my short-cut, so I was launching the 32 bit version, but had never put the plug-in there because I did not know it existed!!


                    Everything now does what it is supposed to do.


                    Thank you

                    Happy Christmas


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                    • 7. Re: Listening plug-in
                      dominique filiol Level 2



                      May be
                      An authorization problem (UAC)?

                      • 8. Re: Listening plug-in
                        tonyu39790954 Level 1

                        Thank you.  As you can see from my previous post, the problem was to do with having the 32 and the 64-bit versions installed on my computer.


                        This is now solved.