Photoshop: Can't move or minimize photoshop window

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I am no longer able to drag my Photoshop window to reveal what is under it. Additionally, I no longer have the three small round dots at upper left including a yellow one for minimizing the Photoshop window. I am using Photoshop extended CS6, student and teacher version for windows/mac os, and am working on a mac os x version 10.8.5.
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Ronald Davis

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like you're stuck in a full screen mode.

Hit the f key until the UI returns.
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Kelsey Ann Baker

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I know I've had this issue before and was able to fix it but, for some reason, this time I couldn't remember what on earth to do. I've been looking for a solution on and off for almost an hour now while working and all it took was one 'f' toggle. You're a god, thank you. 
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Guilherme Ebisui

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try on macbooks system preferences -> Arrangements. if you change there it will return
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Shahida Vajrala

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You’re a savior thanks
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Cory Kent

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I came here looking for a solution. I don't know if my problem was exactly as yours, but for me I had the windows of the two pictures anchored to just below the top toolbar. Forgive me if I am using the wrong terms also, please. :) So if I clicked on a the title bar, I would swap pictures. I couldn't click on the picture itself, or see both side by side.

All I had to do was drag the title bar of the images off the top anchor area below all the toolbar icons. Dragged them into the middle of the workspace, and they were freed up, and my minimize and such all showed up in the top right corner.

Hope this helps others who get here from a Google Search. :)
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PJ Kincaid

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YOUR SOLUTION WORKED LIKE MAGIC! FEEL SILLY NOW. BUT THANKS SO MUCH. :-)
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Emeka K. Ukaga

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Thank you so much!
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Jhamesa Brown

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You can also press Command Option Shift at the same time. Continue pressing it while right clicking on the photoshop icon and select open. Continue holding these keys down the whole time. A window will pop up asking you to delete those setting and return to default. Click Yes and boom your photoshop window is back to normal. The same thing happened to me and the f key did not work. Hopefully this helps.
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Nathalie van der Linden

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Amazing! Thanks!!
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Morecos Santos Higashi

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Thank you so much!!!! Worked !!!
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Rich Powers

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wow  that worked!  so frustrating that this happens at all.  thanks!
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Theresa Franke

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Thanks for this! It's the only thing that worked for me!
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Kathy Willingham

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you are a genius!