Photoshop: "Panels always on top" option while on standard screen mode

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I like working on standard screen mode because it is easier to copy elements from one document to another, but it is a bit frustrating when I have two or more windows bigger than the grey work area, and so overlapping the tools panels.

So it would be nice if there was an option to set the panels on standard screen mode to stay "always on top", rather than being below documents.

Plus: I am currently using a Mac, but on Windows, if you use standard screen mode without tabs, you will get an icon on taskbar (and Ctrl+Tab window) for each document, which makes shortcut use difficult. I think this idea could also consolidate all documents to a single icon on the taskbar.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Disable the application frame: Window>Application Frame
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But this also shows my desktop and its contents. It is not the same. I like the grey background.

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edit: but i will give it a try using a grey solid as a background.
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In that case you need to undock the panel pane and tools so they're floating and not a part of the background. You can't have a a single window that's both in front and in back.
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OMG THIS FINALLY WORKED! I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS FOR LIKE 5 YEARS AND HATED IT! THANK YOU!