Bridge 2023 - Far too many bugs to file all separately...
Come on, developers, the 2023 version is like an early test version...
Seriously, there are too many bugs in this version to file it separately...
No what? Should I reinstall every year the old version of an Adobe product, just because the developer team doesn't know how the prior version has worked???
Here is the list of the bugs discovered just when giving a ty to the new version:
Preview focus loss: hit spacebar to preview a file, then click on the other monitor. Bang, you can't return to the thumbnail view, you are stuck on zooming in/out the image. - The Bridge window doesn't refocus itself on the preview image click.
Once a panel is undocked to the second monitor, it cannot be docked back anywhere in the main Bridge window. I had this error as a student developer... For a worldwide production app this is unacceptable. Seriously, nobody tested this?
"Show folders" is forgotten - Click Edit -> Show Folders to uncheck the folder thumbnails. Then restart Bridge - bang, al folders are still visible. Project managers should be aware of what features actually existed for decades in a prior version, before fixing something that wasn't broken.
Awful blue focus frames - it is ok to comply with accessibility features, but this is too much. For example, editing the path now has two differently styled blue frames around the input field!
Stray menu separators - separator lines should not be shown in the menus at the beginning and at the end. For example, click the Window menu and you'll se a stray separator at the end of the menu - something is unfinished here, or a developer made a clumsy code.
Folder tree and thumbnail list is unresponsive to clicks - this is really bad. Just give a try: having a big file system, just click the > symbols before the folders - randomly the folder won't open, won't close or simply won't respond to clicks... Way too often nothing happens! - I have no words here.
So my previous bridge was on a mid-dark theme, with the new install the settings were inherited. But the menu bar and the window's title bar is shining white. I did not find a way to turn these to the theme colors, dark, as it was perfectly ok in the prior version.
Adobe, me and countless of other people are paying a MONTHLY 50-60€ for this suite, and you hired some amateur developers, who bring a pre-beta version of a rewritten software? This isn't good at all. I have to reinstall every year the older version, at least for 1/2 year, just to wait for the needed bugfixes, then I can use the software for another half year, because another new version comes, packed with amateur bugs!
This is still not fixed.
"...the menu bar and the window's title bar is shining white. I did not find a way to turn these to the theme colors, dark, as it was perfectly ok in the prior version."
Bridge version 13.03.693
Blue focus frames and the white title bar are also issues for me too.
I totally agree, this is a shame! I could list up much more. For example: When I use the Explorer and click on "open folder in bridge" it mostly doesn`t work - a feature which I use normally all day long. Or I double click on a photo to open it in Photoshop and Bridge can`t find the newest Photoshop version, because it wants to open it with the old one (which is deleted).
So I have to go back to the old version too.
Miikka P commented
Agreed. It's just a pain in the arse this update.
May i suggest Adobe makes the next version the first version where every bug from the last version is fixed, and no new features are implemented.
Imagine: Having a Bridge + Photoshop version where everything works without delays and crashes caused by some new AI features unnecessary to any professional.