Speed up Adobe CS5 apps launch

After I installed OS X Lion for testing purposes, I had a repeated dialog window asking me to « install Java for CS5ServiceManager to work » : each time I opened a session on my Mac and each time I launched an app from Adobe. Java ? I know Java is quite slow to launch so I had to disable this service.

Now the Adobe apps I work with do load much faster. Simply rename the file CS5ServiceManager to something like CS5ServiceManager.bak and it won’t be loaded anymore. You can find the related file in this folder :

  • Mac OS X : /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5ServiceManager
  • Windows : C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager

CS5ServiceManager is *at least* responsible for the « CS Live » features, so be sure to not delete it as you may need it back.

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