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202 Points

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 6:34 PM

Photoshop CC 2015: Unable to Dock Options Bar

In short, the floating options bar simply will not dock as it has in prior versions. It's been floating since CC 2015 uploaded into my machine.

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5 years ago

Have you tried Window > Workspace > Reset Essentials...?

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110 Points

Thank you.  This worked.  I've been working with the option bar just floating for a couple of days and it was driving me crazy.  i could not ge it to snap back in.

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60 Points

IT WORKS!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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62 Points

THANKS!!!!!! IT WORKS!! FINALLY

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5 years ago

Hi Matt,

What OS are you running?  When you say Options Bar, you are referring to the bar directly below the Command Menu (File, Edit, Image, Layer), right?  The one with the Tool Preset as the first icon on the left?

Thanks,
David

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5 years ago

David, yes. OS is Windows 7. I've attached a screenshot showing the menu being dragged to a position that ordinarily would activate the blue highlight between elements denoting "you can drop / dock this here". I also was reminded this morning that I'm getting a "Generator Error" message rather frequently with this new install. Don't know if that's in any way related.

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5 years ago

Hiya Matt,

Did you ever find a solution to this problem?  I've tried many times on Windows and Mac, but I always doc my palettes and Option Bar, even to the point that it docs when I don't want it to.  Perhaps your installation isn't good?  Or there's a problem with another application or driver on your machine?  What Extensions do you have installed?

Thanks,
David

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70 Points

2 months ago

I haven't had a problem getting the Options bar to redock at top (just choose another workspace for a bit). But I would really prefer to have it docked at the bottom. InDesign and Illustrator both offer this option with their control panels. I have to leave the Options bar floating at the bottom to get the same effect, and sometimes it is in the way. A response I got in "Community Forum" said it is not possible to dock the Options bar to the bottom of the screen in Photoshop. If anyone knows differently, that would be great. Meanwhile, I'll mention it as an option for future releases. Btw, this is 2020 (most posts here were years ago) and I'm using CC.