Mac OS X: Some Photoshop 6 Menu Items Do Not Appear

Apple has added a new article to the Knowledge Base regarding missing menu items in Adobe Photoshop 6. Appleis Knowledge Base (sometimes referred to as the KBase) is a central location for all of Appleis support documents and other important information.

If you load Photoshop 6 in OS X 10.0 and up, you may notice some menu items missing. The solution is to load the Classic environment before launching Photoshop. You can launch the Classic environment from the Classic pane of System Preferences.

It should be noted that we have found the missing menu bar items to be a problem whether or not Classic was already launched. Our own testing has indicated that Photoshop 6 will not have its menu items the first time it is launched in each session with Classic, and that quitting and relaunching Photoshop 6 was the only work-around. Your mileage may vary, and we are requesting feedback from users.

The KBase article:


Some Photoshop menu items do not appear.

Products affected

  • Mac OS X 10.0 and later
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Solution

    Start the Classic environment before opening Adobe Photoshop 6. You may start Classic in the Classic pane of System Preferences.

You can find the new Knowledge Base article at Appleis Web site.