I don’t know about you, but my Adobe apps get a little wonky from time to time, where things stop working the way they should. Deleting the Settings file is a simple way to reset the programs and will often times fix the problems you are having.
To reset your settings for Photoshop, simply launch it and immediately press and hold Cmd+Opt+Shift during launch (Ctrl-Alt-Shift on Windows). Photoshop will display a window asking you to Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file so click on Yes.
You may find the appearance of your interface changes and a few other minor things but you wont lose things such as Actions or Workspaces.
You can reset Illustrator the same way, just know that you wont get a window asking you to delete the settings file, it’ll just delete it.
If problems still persist we can clear things out further, so check out the below steps.
WARNING, FOR EXPERIENCED USERS ONLY! YOU CAN SCREW THINGS UP IF NOT CAREFUL!!
Make sure to quit your Adobe programs before proceeding…
From the Finder, go to the Go menu and choose Go to Folder ... type in ~/Library/ and click Go.
Inside the Library folder, move the following items to the trash (or a separate folder on the desktop if you want to save things like color settings, workspaces and keyboard shortcuts to put back later).
The next time you open your Adobe apps they will be reset to Factory defaults and typically that will fully resolve any issues that may have popped up over time.
Thats all for this Tip of the Week, thanks for visiting. -J