A petition (vote here) has popped up asking Adobe to issue fixes relating to issues that appeared on older Adobe products, such as CS4, CS5 and CS6 when the new Mac OS X El Capitan arrived. Some of those issues include the infamous Adobe Illustrator CS5 color picker crash on El Capitan (and sometimes Yosemite) and Illustrator CS5 mysteriously quitting on exit (there’s a temporary fix here). Vote on this petition to demand Adobe issue patches for older software and not bully you into buying a cloud subscription to the Adobe Creative Suite. This petition to force Adobe to fix older Creative Suite CS5 software on the Mac may gain traction and cause them to issue fixes for these annoying Adobe Illustrator CS5 problems on Apple’s Mac OS X El Capitan. Please share this article to gain support for Adobe supporting older Mac software and fix these annoying bugs in El Capitan Macs!
As anyone who has upgraded to the new Mac OS X El Capitan knows, Adobe Illustrator CS4, CS5, CS6 exhibits a nasty crash when you attempt to use the eyedropper tool. Unfortunately, there is no known fix for this annoying bug on El Capitan. We have tried a combination of different things in Adobe Illustrator and we have not found any way to stop this eyedropper bug. We have also noticed a bug that causes Adobe Illustrator CS5 to crash when quitting the program. This is also a bug that we cannot find a fix for. Adobe has shown no interest in curing this vexing bug, due to the fact that they would rather you purchase a new Adobe Creative Cloud instead.
At this time, your best bet would be to roll your version of Mac OS X back to the version before El Capitan, which was known as OS Mavericks. If we find a cure for this awful Adobe Illustrator CS5 bug when using the eyedropper tool, we will be the first to update you!
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After installing the new Apple Mac OS X “El Capitan” software, users are reporting that they cannot load any earlier Adobe CS5 software products, such as Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 and many other versions of Adobe’s design software suites. Users are reporting a Java error as seen here:
These users will need to install Java SE 6 Runtime for El Capitan. This error simply means that you will have to downgrade your current version of Java, which is a major part of the Adobe CS5 suite. To download this older version of Java, simply visit our Java download page and download the older Java package, which resides on Apple’s servers.
After you install the Java SE 6 Runtime for El Capitan, your normal Adobe software functions will return, such as Photoshop and Illustrator CS5. Alternatively, you can purchase the newest Adobe Creative Cloud software from here and not have this Java issue.