Photoshop: Can't cmd+tab to web browser (Chrome ver: 16.0.912.75) from CS6 (OSX/10.6.8)

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When cmd+tabbing between Photoshop CS6 and Google Chrome, Photoshop document windows remain visual on top (but inactive). The web browser window is called up over other applications, but remains behind Photoshop. The problem seems to only happen when switching to Chrome.

Photoshop ver 13.0.1
Mac OSX ver. 10.6.8
Chrome ver: 16.0.912.75
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Kevin Knutson

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Posted 7 years ago

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Kevin Knutson

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As the original poster of this issue, I thought I'd jump in again. I've been noticing the issue between photoshop and finder now. Across multiple machines in our studio. I'm afraid I can't dedicate time to tracking versions numbers for all the machines, but I wanted to contribute at least another perspective about perhaps a wider issue. I understand the difficulty in determining a root cause of a non-critical bug like this, and the tendency to finger point to the "other guy". But as I see it, this issue seems to have two consistent variables- photoshop and mac os. 
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Malte Schümann

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+1
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Dave Grant

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FYI @all, spoke with an Adobe Support Associate and relayed this thread and its counterpart over at Chrome support. Received the following. So they're aware of the bug and an update to fix the problem is pending. As to when it will arrive, your guess is as good as mine.

We are working on this issue.Soon you will get the update that will fix the problem .
 
Thanks and regards
 
Aditya Shishu
Support Associate
Photography
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Oh great! I just found this thread and this bug has been annoying me for quite a long time. Hopefully the fix will come soon! :)

And as a temporary fix I moved Photoshop to another desktop space and now the cmd + tab works all good.

I'm on OSX 10.11.3 and Chrome 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit).
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Just to corroborate that this is still a bug (not to throw cold water on Jussi's workaround, which I wish I could replicate)—I, for one, regrettably, couldn't get the different-desktop-spaces trick to work. I put Chrome (49.0.2623.87) on Dekstop 1 and PS on Desktop 2, but I could only then cmd+tab from 1 --> 2; trying to cmd+tab from PS (Desktop 2) back to *anything* on Desktop 1 revealed the bug. (i.e., "Chrome" [or "Calculator" or "Tweetbot" or etc.] would appear in the OSX menu bar, but PS would still be the only application in visible focus, and I'd appear to stay in Desktop 2. No other app's windows would come to the foreground.)

Suffice it to say: this is still an incredibly, productivity-killingly persistent bug.
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Malte Schümann

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Hey Chris, is this for real? You work on the CMD TAB Bug?

I had hopes that todays OS X 10.11.4 brings a fix, but since that didnt happen, all my hope is now in you!
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This is driving me nuts too. I want to compare Photoshop layout with Chrome output but I find I have to tab to a 3rd app in between which reduces my ability to accurately compare. Really frustrating.
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Hi all, 

We're working on this one and have a bug logged on it. We'll update this thread once we post an update.

Regards
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Malte Schümann

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Thank you very much for your response :) Lets hope there will be end of this bug soon.
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Malte Schümann

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And it happens with Office 2011 too!
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Silke Voigts

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Today is a good day! Thx Pete, for responding!
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Sérgio Abreu

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Hang in there Pete, don't give up this bug.
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Mike

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Thanks for the update Pete.  I've definitely been experiencing this issue for over a year now so I'm pretty confident this isn't related to any recent Chrome updates.