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Wed, May 30, 2012 10:57 AM

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Photoshop: How do I remove window bar and grey background on Mac in CS6? (Application Frame)

Hello,

As you can see in this capture, PS CS6 shows a window bar (unnecessary, IMHO) in starndard window mode. This bar didn ́t apear in PS CS5... Is there a way to remove it? Thanks!

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6 years ago

Hi,

I would like to turn off this Application Frame in CC PS 2014 and Window >> Application Frame isn't an option available for me :(

Please help anyone???

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"Window >> Application Frame isn't an option available for me :( "

Really? Why would your PS be different than everyone else's? Maybe your screen is small and you need to scroll down to the bottom, but Window > Application Frame is there.

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6 years ago

"Window >> Application Frame isn't an option available for me :( "

Really? Why would your PS be different than everyone else's? Maybe your screen is small and you need to scroll down to the bottom, but Window > Application Frame is there.

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6 years ago

Just re-reading comments and realized this forum question is for MAC. :(

Unfortunately after 6 years on MAC I had to switch to PC this week, so I guess it needs to be clarified that I am on Windows. So this may be the issue.

This is pretty much the only site I could find discussing the Application Frame removal beyond CS6, so not sure where else to go at this point, but does anyone possible know if the Application Frame can be turned off in Windows?

If not I may jump off my balcony - this "feature" is hands down the most traumatizing "feature" ever. Not really... but almost really.

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On Windows, the application frame is required in all applications. That's just the way Microsoft wants applications to work.

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Good gracious. I can't even wrap my brain around this.

Thank you :( :( :(

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hi Chris,

I wanted to double check on your response to this... I have a laptop with Windows Vista and the photoshop program does not have the Application Frame. So when you say "the application frame is required in all applications."... is this something new in Windows? I'm on the Windows laptop right now and the photoshop is beautifully application-frameless :\

If there is a way to remove the photoshop application frame in Windows 8 I would love it if anyone knows how :\

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Not what I wanted to find. I pretty much exclusively use a Pc because of the machine itself but man... I miss MacOS

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6 years ago

Hi John,

Thanks for your reply, sorry I just commented below again when I realized this question was MAC specific. I'm a Mac user who has unfortunately been shifted to Windows this week so I'm not familiar with Windows :\

So...

1. No screen not small - 23"

2. Operating System Windows 8

3. Application Frame Feature... shortening my lifespan each second

I have an old PC Laptop from 3 or 3 years ago with PS CS2 and the Application Frame isn't there so I know Windows PS knows how to function without it, just haven't found the solution for newest version of PS :\. If anyone knows of this they will be my favorite person ever.

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do i remove the application frame (PS CC)?.

How can i remove the application frame in photoshop CC, it is not in the same place as it was in CS6.

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop project windows block all other application windows..

I primarily use Photoshop for Mac for my work. I will have many PS floating project files open at the same time (not uncommon to have 25+) as well as many other application windows open.

In past versions of PS, I could have other application windows (eg. Preview, Safari, Quicktime, etc.) open and in front of PS project windows that were not currently being used. This was immensely helpful for my workflow as I could view content/reference from another application in a window alongside my active PS project window and maximize my screen real estate, while I work.

I recently upgraded to PS CC. I find that whenever I have Photoshop as the active application, EVERY photoshop project window I have open, active or not, trumps every other open application window. This has stymied my workflow and made things very frustrating as I cannot see reference that is displayed in another application window.

It is a bit difficult to explain this behavior correctly. Is there a solution to allow other application windows to sit in front of PS project windows while PS is active?

Photoshop: 2014.2.1
OSX: Yosemite 10.10.1

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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main one, so I created a new conversation to continue the discussion.

Please reference the new conversation here: Photoshop floating windows stay on top of other applications

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6 years ago

Message for Chris: This is NOT what I am referring to. I already have the application bar turned off. This is a separate issue. Please read again.

My previous post was addressing that the inactive, floating file windows in PS CC ALWAYS trump and sit on top of other inactive application windows when Photoshop is the active program.

This was not the case In CS5. Open inactive windows from other applications could sit on top of inactive PS file windows while Photoshop was the active program.

**Example: I am watching Netflix on Safari while working in Photoshop with 50 open PS file windows. I click on the safari window, it is brought to the front of my workspace. I THEN click on one of the file windows in Photoshop. Now, this active PS file is on top of the Safari window, but the Safari window is on top of the 49 other PS file windows. This is what I want to happen. Does this make sense?

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I read it several times trying to figure out what you were referring to, and the application frame seemed closest to your description.

So I've branched it back to it's own topic.

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With all due respect Chris, anyone who works on more than one PS file at a time surely understands this problem.

Let's say you have a bunch of source image files open, and one new one using elements from some of the others. And you need to make the new image match up to a wbsite's colors and whatnot. So after dragging some elements into the new file, now you're ready to work mostly in the new file and a safari page, but you still want the other 5 files open in case you want to add some other stuff; haven't finalized your design yet, whatever. And you have a couple of other files open just because you aren't finished with them. So at this point, you want to fiddle with just the safari window and your one new design. Click over to safari, fine. Now click on your new design's window... Acckkkk! All of the PS windows stick together and come to the top obscuring safari and any chance of sampling colors or otherwise referring to the web page.

This makes me crazy.

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6 years ago

In other words, document windows should be interleavable with document windows of other applications, as it the Mac convention.

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need to hide the unnecessary interface screen that sits behind the displayed work....

Is there any way to get rid of that unnecessary and very annoying interface screen that appears in the background in addition to the file I'm working on, in Photoshop CC ? As a kludgy workaround tried just minimizing its window size on the screen, but that then makes my files open at ridiculously tiny microscopic screen sizes like .07% and I have to manually resize them - so that's not an acceptable workaround, I work with lots of files quickly.

I need visual access to my desktop while I work and this thing completely blocks what's left of an already cluttered workspace, and I have a big screen. I can't believe this is part of the interface with no way to get rid of it. What purpose does it serve? Tech support Chat didn't know, I just finished my chat with them.

There has to be a way to get this off my screen, it's very disruptive to my very busy workflow - is anyone else having difficulty with this? Please reply ASAP with a fix, tech people and engineers, thanks! - kennykiernan@me.com

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need to hide the unnecessary interface screen that sits behind the displayed work....

Is there any way to get rid of that unnecessary and very annoying interface screen that appears in the background in addition to the file I'm working on, in Photoshop CC ? As a kludgy workaround tried just minimizing its window size on the screen, but that then makes my files open at ridiculously tiny microscopic screen sizes like .07% and I have to manually resize them - so that's not an acceptable workaround, I work with lots of files quickly.

I need visual access to my desktop while I work and this thing completely blocks what's left of an already cluttered workspace, and I have a big screen. I can't believe this is part of the interface with no way to get rid of it. What purpose does it serve? Tech support Chat didn't know, I just finished my chat with them.

There has to be a way to get this off my screen, it's very disruptive to my very busy workflow - is anyone else having difficulty with this? Please reply ASAP with a fix, tech people and engineers, thanks! - kennykiernan@me.com

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6 years ago

Thanks Chris, that worked!!

I'm on a mac - unchecked Application Frame.

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5 years ago

thank you!

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5 years ago

THAAAAANK GAWWWWD!

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3 years ago

Ahaa! I am a photoshop user since past 4 years, but nowadays I am a bit sloppy and spend most of my time watching action movies on Kodi tv. Now i am going to get back on track and this was the first article which i went through. Thanks, BTW.