Photoshop: Full screen mode with menu bar problem!

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In Photoshop, I enter full screen mode with menu bar. Then I try to drag a reference picture from another screen onto the Photoshop screen. Photoshop doesn't allow this. When you drag the reference picture onto the Photoshop screen it prioritizes the new screen and makes it full screen. Is there no way I can have a reference picture on the main screen in this full screen mode? You can in Standard screen mode. You might ask why but in full screen modes you can drag an image anywhere which is good if you want to work on the edge of an image in the middle of the screen. Anybody know? Regards, Richard
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Richard Lindley

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First off I will start by saying the best way to enter FULL SCREEN mode is by tapping the "F" Key twice. This will get you to FULL SCREEN. Once there, what is it that you mean by REFERENCE picture? You can drag and drop any image on the canvas in FULL SCREEN MODE. You can resize it and do what you'd like. It will be a new layer. I am sorry but I am just not quite understanding what it is that you are attempting. Please explain. Thanks...
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Richard, I used Full Screen mode only for the very same reason you mentioned, until Adobe introduced the option „overscroll“ in the preferences. Activate that and you‘ll be fine in standard screen mode from then on. ;-)
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    Thanks Olaf man - due to my extreme budgeting reality I cannot afford an Apple ipad pro or Wacom graphics drawing tablet and have a xp-pen 22" which when at about 40 degrees from the horizon, doesn't sit properly because the cables get in the way. Also in the corners the xp pen doesn't match up with the cursor very well.
    So I need to drag an image's corner into the middle area so I'm not working in the corner.
    I don't see why you can't drag a document window over another in Full Screen mode.
    Cool man - maybe I don't need Full Screen mode as much...

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Richard Lindley
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Hello Brian,
Sorry if the first part of the post is not clear enough. I'll go through it step by step.
1. Open Photoshop so it is maximized in a monitor.
2. Open an image in Photoshop.
3. Open another image in Photoshop.
4. Undock the second document window (second image) and drag it to another monitor.
5. Click the first document window to make it the window in focus.
6. Press "F" once or twice to enter FullScreen.
7. Drag the second document window back from the second monitor back to the first monitor.

     At this point the second document window gains focus and that image goes Full Screen.In the normal standard screen mode when you drag the second image back on top of the first document window it doesn't change size and if you make the first document window have focus the second document window will still be there on top of the first.
    If you want to use the second image as a reference you can do it in standard screen mode but not in the Full Screen modes. It would be helpful if you could. Also when in one of the Full Screen modes you can drag the document window anywhere whereas when in Standard Screen mode, if the document window is smaller than the canvas you can't move it around at all.

    Sorry Brian, I'm not sure of the various names of the panels, etc. in Photoshop so sorry if I named them wrong. I hope this explains what my problem is better than before.

    As far as I can see you could add two options in here which could be included in the preferences. The first is an option to let you move the document window anywhere on the canvas in Standard Screen the same way you can in Full Screen modes.
    The second option is that you be able to drag the second document window into the first document window without changing it so you can draw in the first document window while using the second as a reference.
    Again with two screens (two monitors) this isn't a big problem but with a single monitor it could be something you can't do.
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Richard Lindley