Photoshop: Constrain document windows in tabbed workspace

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In a nut shell, in tabbed workspace when we drag images from their tabs over a working image the window from the new tab covers up the working image. The one that is pulled down has a large amount of gray border dimension outside of the actual image. If this grey border could be eliminated and just have the window surround only the image, the window would not be so big and cover the working image.This is happening only with cropped images. as per picture below. the window that is over the working image was cropped first and then dragged down.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yup. Interesting. I can see this. Photoshop treats the size of the undocked window as if it's been uncropped. On Mac, the workaround is you can click the green (+) button on the document window to snap it to the cropped bounds. I didn't see an equivalent for Windows - but you can turn on "Resize Windows To Fit" for the zoom tool and hit cmd/ctrl + or - to get it to snap to the cropped bounds.