Mac OS X Lion known issues: Adobe products

Adobe has released an initial knowledge base article detailing some of the early known issues when upgrading Mac systems to OS X 10.7 Lion.

Adobe has released an initial knowledge base article detailing some of the early known issues when upgrading Mac systems to OS X 10.7 Lion.

For all products, items stored in the Library folder in Mac OS X Lion are now hidden. Adobe products store several files in the Mac Library folder including preferences, presets, and other customization applications and settings. To view the Library folder in Mac OS X Lion:

  1. From the Finder menu bar navigate to Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Type: ~/Library
  3. Click Go, and you will be presented with a Finder window with the Library folder as the active location.

You can also access hidden Library files for Adobe products. Use this knowledge base article from Adobe to do so.

Also important to note is that Java Runtime needs to be installed manually.

Symptoms of Java Runtime not being installed properly include: failure to launch applications, prompts to install Java Runtime while running applications, and hanging while quitting applications. To install Java Runtime manually, follow the directions set forth in this knowledge base article from Adobe.

Other issues known for many Adobe products include: Crash Reporter not showing up after a crash or only after abnormally long waits (10 to 15 minutes), abnormal scrolling behavior actions (check the Mouse settings in System Preferences), and Rosetta support is no longer included in Mac OS X 10.7.

There are several product-specific issues also noted in the article, including products like Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Drive, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Flash Player, Illustrator, Lightroom, Live Cycle, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Reference the article for specifics on each program.

Have you experienced any issues not mentioned in this knowledge base article while using your Adobe programs with Mac OS X Lion? Let us know in the comments.


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