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Old Aug 12, 2013, 10:51 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by sarcasmatron View Post
Alternatively, I shouldn't have to pay hundreds of dollars for the privilege of having to go to Mac Rumors to get an incomplete answer to my question.

I assume you work for Adobe since you have the company name in your member name. Please have a talk with your Product Management staff about not installing 75MB of unneccesary garbage on my computer without an easy way to uninstall said garbage.

When you are finished with them, please talk to your Technical Support staff about the correct installation and troubleshooting of AAM - see for an example of what I'm talking about.

Finally, please talk to your Engineering staff about possibly implementing this as a prefPane. Barring that, maybe they can put a 3rd checkbox in the AAM Preferences so that we can uncheck "show in Menu Bar" - hundreds of far less expensive applications are able to do this without any problem, so I assume Adobe can get around to it at some point.

To answer the question:

AAM installs in /Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/OOBE/PDApp/core

You can delete the entire OOBE (Out Of the Box Experience*) directory once you've installed everything - per the above referenced link you may want to, due to potential conflicts when updating. You will have to go into Activity Monitor and force quit a process with AAM in the name - I can't remember what it's called.

I was able to launch all of my CS 5.0 applications without issue once this was deleted. I also freed up some drive space, RAM, and processor cycles.

* OOBE is a Windows-centric acronym for software installed electronically. Interesting, if not suprising, that Adobe chose the same acronym as Microsoft.
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 07:25 PM   #27
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I tried the suggestion of "Open Updater" and then go to "Preferences" and then uncheck the box. I was unable to do this because the Updater kept saying "unable to reach the Adobe server". Oh crap. Apparently you CANNOT access Preferences unless it can access its server, and it can't access its server because it is a stupid piece of crap. Poor design!

I successfully removed it from the menu bar by doing the following, in the terminal:

cd /Library/Application\ Support/Adobe
sudo mv OOBE OOBE_moved

Then reboot. That removed it from the menu bar. I hope all my Adobe applications still work, I have not tested them yet.

Adobe, you are awful.
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Old Sep 7, 2013, 11:15 PM   #28
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Yeah!!! THANK YOU!! Having it AND Creative Cloud BOTH telling me there are updates was quite annoying (especially as the CC one is actually not as aggressive oddly enough. I grew to despise that stupid A as it always made things bounce at me from the doc until I actively told them to shut up… there are a lot of times I *don't* want to do an update because I'm in the middle of a project and don't want to risk the update breaking something!

Originally Posted by inkhead View Post
PLEASE help. It didn't work for me. I have CS6 Updater Menuitem and CREATIVE CLOUD menu item. The old menu just opens creative cloud which obviously has no option to turn it off…

I cannot get to the OLD updater software even when running it from the finder. I went to Creative Cloud Menu, settings, and clicked SIGN OUT… Then I clicked to quit the creative cloud menu… Next I go to Adobe CS 6 Update Menu "Open updater" and CREATIVE cloud menu launches…

Please I'm losing my mind!

SOLUTION FOUND (thanks to Adobe employee, sigh)
Workaround fix

Choose Help>Updates… from Photoshop. Then choose preferences from the updater.

It will allow you back into the old updater…
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