I installed Photoshop CS5 on my Mac when it was released in April 2010. Every time I connect my iPhone to my computer, Adobe Bridge launches and becomes the active screen. I then have to close the Photo Downloader window and the main Bridge browser.
Not only is it annoying, it’s pointless because I never import anything using Bridge. In fact, I rarely transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer because that’s what Photo Stream is for.
Today I finally sat down and worked out how to fix this annoying pop-up, and I’d like to share it with you.
How to Stop Adobe Bridge Automatically Opening
- Start by plugging in your device – it can be an iPhone, iPad, or practically anything with photos stored on it.
- Close those annoying windows.
- Open Image Capture either by going to Launchpad and finding it or searching for the app in Spotlight (Command + Spacebar).
- Select your device in the sidebar to the left and click the little up arrow in the bottom left of the screen. Only do the latter if you don’t see a small menu there already.
- Click the drop-down menu below “Connecting [device name] opens:” and select the “No application” option.
- Test it by unplugging and plugging in your device.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy a disruption-free time of connecting your iOS device, or anything else that may open Adobe Bridge.