2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2017 1:44 AM by Jon-M-Spear

    Rich Tooltips?  Pretty poor, actually.

    Jon-M-Spear Level 4

      A more badly conceived concept in a 'pro' application I cannot think of.

       

      Who on earth thought it would be a great idea to introduce these condescendingly distracting semi-animated kindergartenesque tooltips?  Who are they aimed at?  I'm aware that they can be disabled.  That's not the point.  My concern is the ideology behind them.  Where the hell is Photoshop heading?

       

      Despite the occasional introduction of useful new features, every time this 'professional' app gets an update, the workspace becomes increasingly dumbed-down and irritating.  And as for the patronising New Document window!  What's the purpose behind these meaningless icons and pointless template graphics representations.  Is there any way to display it as a grown-up's list, rather than a kid's photo album?

       

      Is this how Adobe justifies the updates  - when there's really nothing much to update these dates. Tinkering for the sake of it?

       

      I ceased using Premiere Pro a couple of years ago for pretty much the same reason.  Perhaps it's time to shop around again.

        • 1. Re: Rich Tooltips?  Pretty poor, actually.
          BarbBinder Adobe Community Professional

          Who on earth thought it would be a great idea to introduce these condescendingly distracting semi-animated kindergartenesque tooltips?  Who are they aimed at?

          Rich tooltips are aimed at new users, who find Photoshop both overwhelming and intimidating. For experienced users, it's a checkbox in the Prefs, as you noted, to remove them.

           

          And as for the patronising New Document window!  What's the purpose behind these meaningless icons and pointless template graphics representations.  Is there any way to display it as a grown-up's list, rather than a kid's photo album?

          You can disable the "patronizing" new dialog box in Prefs as well.

           

          As previously mentioned, these features are to help new users get up and running, and the updated New dialog box displays templates for them as well. Experienced users may want to take a minute to turn these features off and focus on some of the new intermediate to advanced features in the new release:

          • Customizing path display
          • Variable fonts
          • Depth maps
          • Redesigned and much improved brush management
          • Curvature tool
          • Copying entire layers

           

          or not. And if you want to help shape future versions of Photoshop, feel free to contribute your ideas here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family?topic-list[settings][type]=idea.

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          • 2. Re: Rich Tooltips?  Pretty poor, actually.
            Jon-M-Spear Level 4

            Please don't forget that I was a new user once - about 25 years ago.  Photoshop wasn't any less intimidating than it is today.  In fact it was probably more so because the plethora of online tutorials, hints and tips etc didn't exist.  

             

            In those days Adobe regarded its customers as reasonably intelligent people who could work through their learning curve without patonising popy-upy, zoomy-in tooltips and templates.   

             

            As I said.  Dumbed-down.