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Mon, Jun 25, 2012 1:07 PM

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Photoshop CS6: Application Frame gets in my way.

Maybe I'm overlooking something, but the big black window that comes up when I fire up Photoshop gets in the way of everything else when I'm switching back and forth between Adobe programs and my desktop. I now have to add an extra step, reveal desktop, to get to things that are saved on my desktop. I would like the option in Photoshop to have the same window functionality of past versions, where panels are dockable to the sides of the screen and not just to the obtrusive black window that always stays up (it would be nice to hide that window as well). Thanks for your time.

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Champion

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8 years ago

Have you unchecked Window > Application Frame?

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8 years ago

You have become my new best friend. Did I mention I just started using CS6 three days ago? lol

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8 years ago

CS5 allowed the user to have a view of the desktop, while CS6 has forced us to have a solid gray window which blocks out the desktop. This should be optional. There are many good reasons to have access to the desktop.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I want my desktop visible!.

Champion

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What are you talking about?
Application Frame is still optional – at least on Mac.

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Christoph speaks the truth. By default the Application Frame is on, but it's easily turned off as per his suggestion directly under my original post (although, there is something to be said about this being the default config). Anyway, it works fantastic, and this is my favorite build of Photoshop yet. :)