How to Fix the Slow “New Document” Window in Adobe Photoshop (CC, 2017, 2018)
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.