Photoshop CC 23.1.1 troubles with Windows 11 taskbar (unresponsive)


Mistergom

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Hello! I'm using latest version of Photoshop on Windows 11 (Nvidia drivers up to date).
When I work in Photoshop (or any other Adobe applications! Same issue with Indesign or AI), the Windows taskbar seems unresponsive... When I click on another icon, Explorer or Firefox for example, the background of the icons is "red" (see screenshots), and their windows don't come up, in front. More, the right click panel is also out and unresponsive in the taskbar on the icons... Photoshop looks "locked" in front.
I need to reduce/enlarge Photoshop window to access to the others, "behind"...
Do you have any idea to solve that? That is very annoying...
Thanks!
 
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I guess I'm confused.. can you still use Photoshop when you click on it???
 

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Not that it would solve the issue you seem to have, but does Alt+Tab/Win+Tab work when it does that? If that's broken too, I think it's down to Adobe to fix the issue, but if they work, it might be something else.... I assume you have enough RAM in the system and haven't had issues prior to Win11?
 

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    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eg0070wm
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I have and use Photoshop all of the time and I'm not having any issues with it.. so I doubt it's an issue with Photoshop.

I still don't understand what the issue is....
 

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The only reason I was saying it may be Photoshop, I use an older version than that and don't have the problem.
 

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    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eg0070wm
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    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
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    32 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
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    Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics
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    1920x1080
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    2TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
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    40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
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    Radeon Pro 570 4 GB
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    27" 5K, 34" UW
    Screen Resolution
    Mon 1: 5120 × 2880 Mon 2: 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB NVME, 1TB SSD
He said that he has the latest version and up to date drivers.. just like I have.. mine works and I really don't understand what his issue is.
 

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    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3495
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    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
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    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
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    1080p
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    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
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From what I can make out it is a memory or high usage issue. I wonder what task manager shows
 

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    Alienware M18 R1
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    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
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    18" QHD+
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From what I can make out it is a memory or high usage issue. I wonder what task manager shows
According to the specs on the system it has 64BG.. I guess.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    Zalman i3 NEO
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    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
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    Corsair
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It may not be that even I was just trying to work out what the OP meant. I wonder what Task Manager would show for usage and other things running, but like I said it could be something totally different.
I wonder what version of Photoshop he has? When I worked in photography our professional version was so memory hungry. unless you are in the industry I doubt if he would have that version. I was lucky I got it when the company closed down as it costs thousands
 

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    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
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    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
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    Alienware Area 51m R2
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    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
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    Nvidia
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    1920 x 1080
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    Alienware 610M
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The current version is 23.1.0 and I'm using it and it's using 1.5GB of RAM
 

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    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3495
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
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    Firefox and Edge
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    MS - Defender
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Hello, thanks for your message and support... I finally cracked and gave up Win11 to come back on Win10...
I had too many troubles with Win11, Photoshop, printer, folders etc.
So, wait & see...

About the recent issues, that was quite crazy... I have a great workstation up to date and suddenly, all the Adobe Creative apps make troubles when their windows are in front and maximized. Alt+Tab help to get things back to normal (or a click on my second screen), but all the icons in the main taskbar were "frozen" and were blinking in red... That's the final straw and unfortunately I didn't have time (I had to work ^^) to investigate deeper...

Thanks again for your time!
 

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  • OS
    Win 11 21H2 22000.282
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    ntel Core i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz
    Motherboard
    TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI (LGA1200)
    Memory
    64,0 Go
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL U2717D + DELL U2715H
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    3726GB Western Digital WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 (SATA )
    232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    465GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SATA (SSD))
    238GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    1863GB Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))
    PSU
    BeQuiet Straight Power 11 Platinum 750W
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 802
    Cooling
    BeQuiet
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Razer Viper Ultimate
    Internet Speed
    1GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Eset Nod32
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