During the course of my day I get to open Adobe Photoshop at least a few times for different things: web design, screenshot work, etc.

The way I usually take screenshots is simple. I open up Photoshop, do a print screen of the desktop, switch back to Photoshop, hit CTRL + N, which creates a new document using the dimensions of my screenshot. Then I CTRL + V to paste it, save and I’m done.

After upgrading to Photoshop CC I noticed a very annoying issue with the new versions, specifically the slowness of the New Document window (CTRL + N).

Slow New Document Window

Current versions of Photoshop come with a new and “improved” New Document Window and it works like shit. I find it hilarious that on my i7-7700K 4.2GHz PC (16 GB RAM, Win 10 64-bit) it takes ~10 seconds for the window to open. This is what it looks like:

How to Fix It

After today’s update to Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 I decided that this needs fixing. After a quick Google search I found the stupidly simple solution.

Go to Edit > Preferences > General and check the box for Use Legacy “New Document” Interface.

Immediately after that you can continue using the old interface, which of course has no lags.

Quick and simple.

8 Replies

  1. Shayne Pruitt

    Thank you!!!!!!!! Mine was doing some other weird shit too. Once the new document interface was up, sometimes after a few seconds a previous Photoshop session with recovered files would open for about 10 seconds. if you tried to click on it, it beeped at you and wouldn’t let you do anything. Then it would just go away. It wasn’t even showing in the task manager.

    Anyway, thanks again for the tip.

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