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It is loaded by default by /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist. If you run launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist that will disable it for your user. To turn it back on launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist


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The updater is registered with the system service launchd. Instructions to completely disable this can be found on The real way to disable Adobe Updater from your Mac OS X: Open a Terminal window and type the following commands: cd ~/Library/LaunchAgents launchctl remove `basename com.adobe.ARM.* .plist` launchctl remove `basename com.adobe.AAM.* .plist` ...


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Click on the menu bar icon. Click the gear icon. Select “Preferences…” Uncheck “Launch at login”. Note: The "Preferences" option does not appear until you log in to Creative Cloud.


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ffmpeg supports combining video and audio without re-encoding: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -i input.m4a -c copy -map 0:0 -map 1:0 -shortest output.mkv -map 0:0 means input file 0, stream 0. -c copy copies video and audio codecs. -shortest makes the combined file as long as the shorter file.


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You can use Inkscape (Open source/Freeware) to open .AI-Files.


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Certain PDF files (dynamic XFA forms) created in Adobe LiveCycle can only be opened in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. When you try to open these files in an alternative PDF viewer, then you will see this error message. Unfortunately, it's not easy remove this message and modify the PDF so that it can be opened in alternative PDF viewers. The person who ...


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I spent some time why but I just gave up. Here is my workaround and I hope it will help others. The workaround is to download the offline installer from this page http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html. Download the "DMG Installer (for System Administrators)" and install. After installing restart Safari for example and verify from ...


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Dreamweaver CC came in two major versions: the initial CC release (v13) and the CC 2014 release (v14). From the file names, you can infer which is which. As for a "full installer", there is no such animal now. You install CC apps individually through the Creative Cloud Manager which downloads and installs the selected app(s).


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I'd start with the actual uninstaller rather than the cleaner. http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/uninstall-creative-suite-cs5-cs5.html Adobe does do deep integration, and I've been known to just walk away from machines with too much adobe on them. If you feel the uninstaller isn't getting things clean enough, you can take it a step further as ...


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This sort of file can also be manually deleted from the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons folders in the /Library Folder - with Administrator privileges. This is where the intrusive apps like Adobe often install things--and sometimes apps that are really trustworthy. It's not a bad idea to look through these folders now and then, to see what might have been ...


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iMovie is the obvious choice. It's very easy to use and fairly reasonable in price. You might have it already if you have a newish mac or else it's $15 I think. http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/


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Here is a workaround for this issue: Restart the system, as the installer had to be force quit, and could not be relaunched easily. Mount the ProductionPremium_CS6_LS7.dmg disk image. (Or I assume any of the other CS6 products) In Finder navigate to CS6 ProdPrm, then Adobe CS6 Production Premium, then payloads, then AdobeHelp, and execute Adobe Air ...


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For a Photoshop "equivalent", there is already Photoshop Element (80$) that is cheaper but has much less functionalities. Of course there is also Gimp (Free), but IMHO it's horrible to use on OSX and not available on the Mac App Store. If you're looking for a simple and quite powerful software for your money, there is Pixelmator (16$) or Acorn (currently ...


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From this Adobe help page: Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mavericks. (v10.9). All Adobe CC and CS6 products are compatible, but a few products require ...


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Adobe Dreamweaver (for Mac) — $399 As Andrew Larsson said, there is Mac version for latest Adobe Dreamweaver (url is the same as for Windows version). If it's a tool that you like and already own, but it's not supported by Mac, then you may try to make it work under OSX using Parallels or wine. Some people made different Dreamweaver versions to work on wine ...


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For an Illustrator "equivalent", there is Inskape, (Open Source, Free, Not on the MacAppStore) On the MacApp Store you have iDraw (25$) or Sketch (50$)


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ePub is a digital publishing format, but it's not as straightforward as you might hope, in that not all ePub files are the same. There are 3 main types of ePub in the wild today: Straight ePub, any ePub reader should be able to open these ePub with Digital Rights Management protection: Adobe Digital Editions Apple iBooks from the iBooks store The ...


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It could be pure out of memory, but it may be that both products are fighting over the OpenGL implementation that Adobe uses. Try this - it may need some fiddling to get the best balance [this is for Photoshop, idk the precise locations for other Adobe apps] In Prefs > Performance, reduce the overall memory requirement - it ought to handle this OK by ...


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The above answer almost worked fully for me. Basically I think the biggest problem is the Adobe Air. The one included with the CS6 installer just wouldn't install. I downloaded the most recent version of Adobe Air from Adobe.com and installed that and then followed step 4 of the instruction above: Once the previous step is complete navigate to CS6 ProdPrm, ...


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I think I may have found another and somewhat easier solution to this issue. I have been trying to install DesignStandard_CS6 and experienced the same issue, with the installer hanging at AdobeHelp. I tried navigating to the /Volumes/CS6 DesignStd/Adobe CS6 Design Standard/payloads/AdobeHelp and just running the Adobe AIR Installer. I found it was blocked by ...


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I'll save the "why this is a bad idea for after the answer" but here are some tricks you might use. Since not everyone can test with CC, let's pick on Safari for this example: ps -ef | grep "Safari " First, I add a space after the program name to make sure it's not a part of the path. Next, use a square brackets around one character of the process name, ...


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The 'Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.app' you downloaded is an online installer. This means that the installer downloads Adobe Reader when you run the installer, such that the installer always installs the latest version, even if you run an older installer. This is why the installer is only ~2 MB, which is nowhere near enough to store Adobe Reader within, ...


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It's created by Core Sync which is /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Creative Cloud/CoreSync/Core Sync.app. When I killed both Core Sync and AdobeIPCBroker, they didn't come back (for that session, anyway). FWIW, I found out what caused it to be created by using launchctl procinfo.


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If you've been to the Apple Store, and had repairs done on the computer, its most likely the logic board. Typically if a computer is under warranty and a Genius at the Bar thinks the issue is related to hardware, they will replace the hardware. Kernel Panics are typically board related. Take your laptop back to the Genius Bar, and have them run ...


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On my Mac, the creation of these directories sudo mkdir /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk sudo ln -s '/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents' /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents sudo mkdir /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle alone allow me to run Illustrator CS 6 even when neither Java ...


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After opening a new pdf the cursor doesn't really exist and depending on your settings Left/Right arrows work properly for Page Up / Page Down. As soon as you move the cursor into the document you will navigate inside your pdf and Page Up / Page Down won't work anymore with the Left/Right arrow keys. To restore the previous behavior just click on the dark ...


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The number refers to the version number of Dreamweaver. For a changelog, see: http://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/whats-new.html


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The single most important thing to remember is the point mentioned by stuffe about the iBookstore. Do not buy books there if you want to read them on your Mac or PC. They can only be read on an iOS device, and some (those in .ibooks format) can only be read on an iPad. No app exists (not ADE or Calibre or any browser add-on) which will let you read a ...


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For a Premiere Pro "Equivalent", you have Premiere Element (80$). For a real equivalent, there is still Apple's Final Cut Pro X (300$) or Avid Media Composer (1000$, Not on MAS)


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Swift Publisher 3 ($19.99) Page layout editor which is a suitable alternative to Adobe Indesign. Comes with plenty of pre-defined templates to choose from. It also has the ability to create additional templates. Allows the creation of professional-looking brochures, fliers and newsletters.



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