In a recent update to Creative Suite 6 Adobe have changed the functionality of the Application Manager. This used to launch the same Application Updates window that is available when selecting Help: Updates from within any Adobe App, but it now launches a login window for Creative Cloud, which not all CS6 users have or want. A simple change will have the original functionality restored
The default shortcut path, post update, will point to
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDapp.exe" --appletID=CCM_UI --appletVersion=1.0 --workflow=CCM_workflow_launch
or something equivalent on your system. Simply replace both instances of
UWA to restore the previous function of the shortcut. Once I’d changed my shortcut it looked like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDapp.exe" --appletID=UWA_UI --appletVersion=1.0 --workflow=UWA_workflow_launch
I’m not sure why Adobe made this change, or why they failed to provide these instructions when asked, but hopefully they’ll provide an official way to restore this functionality soon.
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