Feature Request on Bridge : Multiple Window Workspace

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I manage web department imagery for my company and use multiple Bridge windows to cycle through what is being requested, what is in the process of being done, and what is done.

I would like to request that Bridge allow for multiple windows to be saved, including size, spacing, and layout of the windows, into one workspace.

Below is the layout used only for signing off on editorial images. I usually only have one Bridge window open, but I have to repeatedly go back to this view throughout the day. Opening up three separate windows and clicking each different workspace for each window is what I currently do.





Please allow for multiple window size, layout, and position to be saved under one workspace.
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Luis Pena

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Cristen Gillespie

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< Please allow for multiple window size, layout, and position to be saved under one workspace<

Just to clarify, do you want one application window, with multiple instances of the panels available—that is, not 3 instances of Bridge, but 3 instances of Folders, and/or 3 instances of Content, etc.?

Because I've been begging for that for years. I want a flat, customizable app window, perhaps similar to After Effects in cutomization, and I know many others have said the same thing. The current method is awful for file management, and the limit of 3 columns isn't great for anything much that we do with Bridge.

On the other hand, while I understand if you're requesting a way to quickly open 2 or more instances of Bridge arranged as you wish by having a workspace command that recognized all 3 instances as a single instance (I work with multiple instances all the time, myself), I really think that would be a clunky way to approach the problem. I'm not sure , either, you can make it work when these are self-contained instances of the entire application itself, permitting us to use them as fully independent applications.

More importantly, It doesn't begin to address the fact that you have to keep placing the focus on one instance or another, that drag and drop doesn't place anything where you want it, that stacks aren't preserved, etc. Many other browsers offer the better solution of single application running while allowing the user to choose to have more than one Folder panel, etc., so I don't think that would be beyond Bridge to do, if they ever want to become a modern, efficient application.

The multiple full instances of Bridge running at the same time wind up causing a lot of performance and stability problems, as well. far more than I ever experience if I'm just working with one instance, although that's far less often than when I have more instances running.