Missing Tools on Menu

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Today’s Question: In a previous answer you said that on the Tools menu [in Adobe Bridge] I will have a Photoshop option. I had that in older versions but don’t have that option now and I don’t know why, or how to get it. Can you help?

Tim’s Quick Answer: This issue will most likely be resolved by simply enabling the startup script for Photoshop from within the Preferences dialog in Adobe Bridge. If that option is not available, re-installing Photoshop should provide a solution.

More Detail: There are a variety of startup scripts for Adobe Bridge that enable various features from other applications. In order for those features to be available, the applicable startup script must be enabled in Bridge.

To get started, you can choose Adobe Bridge > Preferences from the menu on Macintosh, or Edit > Preferences on Windows, in order to bring up the Preferences dialog in Bridge. Then select the Startup Scripts page from the list at the left side of the dialog. At this point you should see various Adobe applications listed within the preferences dialog, including Adobe Photoshop CC 2018.

If you’re not seeing the Photoshop commands on the Tools menu in Adobe Bridge, that most likely means that the checkbox for Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 is turned off here. Simply turn the checkbox on (including for other applications if you’d like) and click the OK button to close the Preferences dialog. Then quit and restart Bridge, and the menu commands for Photoshop should then be available on the Tools menu.

If there is not a startup script available for Photoshop, that most likely means something went wrong with the installation of Photoshop. In that case you would likely need to reinstall Photoshop in order to resolve this issue.