Photoshop: How do I get a floating panel to dock with the application frame/window?

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The right-hand Photoshop panel (Navigator, Layers, Channels, Paths, Library, Info, etc) is floating and I can't get it to dock to the Photoshop window, as in the default configuration. Help, please!
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Howdy Hutch,

Well, you've got a couple of options.  

First, you can just click Window > Workspace > Reset (whichever workspace you use, probably Essentials).  That will snap everything back to how it was when you first installed Photoshop.  

Otherwise, you should be able to drag any panel to the bar on the right side of your display.  You'll see a teal line highlight to indicate where it will dock -- horizontal bars mean it will dock as an icon while vertical bars show where it will dock as a full panel.

Finally, you can always dock a panel with another group of panels, so that the added panel is another tab.  This time you'll see a teal box highlight to show which group your panel will be added to.

I hope that helps -- if for any reason this doesn't fix your problem, please let us know!
Thanks,
David
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Nancy Erler

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I am having this problem in photoshop CC  2018 and non of the above solutions work for me?
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I have a similar / related issue.  Perhaps it's the same one as the OP.  Moving individual panels around and docking them is no issue.  But when moving a floating Panel GROUP, by which I mean ALL of the panels docked together, but floating, there seems to be no way to drag it and have it dock back into the application window. 

The only remedy I have found (CC 2019) is what David responded originally, which is Window > Workspace > Reset.  No amount of dragging will re-dock the Panel Group.
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Howdy Arlan,

I'm happy to have a look at what you're seeing, if you'd like me to schedule a web-hosted screenshare.  Meanwhile, you SHOULD be able to drag the edge of a panel group to the edge of where the panels minimize for it to doc (see below).



If this ain't working, you probably either have a bug or some incompatibility -- we should talk.

Thanks,
David
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David, I'm just seeing this a week later.  Thanks for the reply.  I believe I've discovered my solution.  For some reason, I must drag the panel waaaay further to the side of the screen than ever before.  When I drag a panel over the edge of the screen until it almost disappears, the blue bar appears and it docks properly.  A bit different behavior than I'm used to, but a simple solution, and it's working.  Thanks again!
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Mike Cressy

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Bringing photoshop back to my iMac screen from my Cintiq... makes the left edge go off the screen and I can't pull it back. The tools are over there and I can retrieve them. What do I do?????
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Have you tried selecting a different (default) workspace?