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Photoshop: Halide Bottlenecks - how do I turn them off?

I have a problem with loading PS CC2018 - I literally go and make a cup of tea while I'm waiting.  Not great when I'm on deadlines!  When I watch the loading pane, it seems to freeze for about 5 minutes on Adding Extension....Halide Bottlenecks.  I have searched for this name, but nothing on my system matches.  I have tried disabling all extentions, but this still shows up in the loading pane.  Help!!!  please.  Going slowly nuts here.....

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Can you take a look in this folder:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Settings

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That's weird that the profiles are missing their file associations. Good clue. Let me follow up with Eng. BTW - have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop by chance?

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I haven't tried uninstalling yet, I was hoping to avoid while I have a big project on, but I guess ultimately that may solve the problem...

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No rush. Let me know if do get the time/opportunity.

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I bit the bullet and did it today, I uninstalled but chose to keep my app preferences as I need to save my swatches, and brushes.  No difference to load time, 2m38s but when I came to quit, it would not quit, nor force quit, and it is showing open in the dock, but no ps window open if I command tab through open windows.  

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Having this problem too. Was anything solved?

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Nothing yet Janice.  Let's keep asking .....

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Having the same problem right now. Halide Bottlenecks freeze and having to Force Quit EVERY time. 

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I haven't found a solution yet David, please read the feed above to see if anything works for you.  I found it became a real issue after the last IOS update....

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Hi Emma, 

I solved my issue (at least for my particular circumstances) and maybe describing how I did it can somehow be of help to you or others. 

My problem began after two things. 1. Updating my OS to High Sierra (I regret it) and 2. Adding and then removing a "Low-Fi Comic Coloring Kit" which included a set of Actions and Preset Patterns. I removed the Actions and Patterns because it was bogging Photoshop down too much. Very shortly after these two things happened I ran into this Halide Bottlenecks freeze problem. 

Here was my fix. I simply removed the Patterns.psp file from the Preferences Folder and that was it. Apparently this was the corrupt file causing the issue. I'm not saying this will be the same corrupted file for anyone else but this was definitely it for me. I should mention that I did remove and reinstall Photoshop before trying this. I also tried resetting permissions and that didn't do it either. Just removing this particular file entirely worked. 

Here was my pathway to removal:

 User folder > Library (which is hidden by default) > Preferences > Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Settings > Patterns.psp

Hope this somehow helps in some way. If you have any questions for me let me know and I'll get back to you. Thanks! Hope you can get free from this soon!

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That is very helpful, thanks. Many of us use photo art actions of various kinds—and qualities, and it's very useful to know that some of their files might be causing problems like this.

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Thanks David, I really wanted it not to be that effect set because it's awesome.

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David, could you send me a copy of the corrupt PSP file?

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One troubleshooting step on the Mac is to create a new user profile and try launching the application while logged in to that. That was a standard trick we used at the Genius Bar when we saw odd issues. That will rule out anything user profile-related and tell us if the problem is with the application itself.

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> I'm so happy after months of months of waiting sometimes 5 minutes for PS to load, but now the question, how to restore all the patterns I had built....  I frequently used the Edit, Define Pattern to save and use something I had created.  I'm hoping I can restore some of them...>

Do you save those that you've created to the hard drive? You can lose everything if you don't do that, since the existence of those patterns is temporarily stored in the preferences PS writes to disk each time you quit normally, but a crash or reset of preferences will wipe them out.

I make a lot of presets, too, and I save them to a file before moving on. That might mean I'm saving sets over and over and over, even in a single preset-making session, but I've crashed in the middle of creating presets before—learned the hard way.

Also, if you load all your presets again (and patterns are often very large files) you'll slow down PS launch and execution. I find it an utter nuisance to have to load and unload often during a session, and pray that Adobe will fix those presets the way it fixed working with Brushes. I am sick to death of the Preset Manager. But currently, loading and unloading so you don't wind up with huge amounts of presets is the only way I've found to keep PS functioning relatively smoothly. Whenever things start to drag, and it seems especially when I notice those Hallide Bottlenecks staying on screen too long, I take the "bottleneck" warning literally and dump as many presets as I think I can get away with not having for a session.

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Hi Christen, That is so good to know, the team have been a little stumped by my issue, so maybe this is the fix - I will keep my eye on it.  Yes, I have the .pat files saved.  I also save my .abr brushes, but they are not being saved in the presets once I quit for some reason, so I am having to load them each time at the moment. Bleh!