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Hide or reveal file names in Bridge with this quick trick

Added on Monday 6th of September 2010 04:36 am EST


Adobe Bridge CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I’ve encountered a problem that occurs infrequently in Bridge CS4. The file names disappear from underneath the thumbnails in the Content panel. Also, the folder names move on top of the folder icons and appear with a transparent black box over the names. I wonder if I’m doing something that is causing this because several times I have fixed the problem, but I don’t know how I did. Selecting Reset Workspace does the trick, but I know I’m missing something.


You’re right; if you choose Window > Workspace > Reset Workspace, Bridge will reset any changes you made to your current workspace. However, I think your assessment that you may have changed the preview accidentally is correct.

If you press [command]T ([Ctrl]T in Windows), Bridge will activate the Show Thumbnail Only command, causing the Content panel preview to look something like Figure A, which fits your description. You can access this command from the View Menu as well. If this ever happens again, just press [command]T ([Ctrl]T in Windows) ...


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