How do I resize the "Open" Dialog box?

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Is there a way I can possibly re-size the "OPEN" dialog box? I purposely tried to make it big for a time but now I cant revert it back to its normal size. Its already starting to become annoying to see the big box pop-up every time I open a file. attached a screenshot of what I'm saying. Thanks a lot guys for the help.
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Chris Cox

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That's a normal OS dialog. Use the resize handle at the bottom right corner, or grab any of the sides.
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Thank you for the time, Chris! I tried 'em. But it didn't get any smaller.
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Yes i'm also having Same problem. Its expanding but not shrinking
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I believe that's a bug in windows 10 with programs that use the old style xp type open/save dialogs like photoshop cs5.

Happens with non adobe programs that use the old xp dialogs as well.

One can make the dialogs bigger, but not smaller, so they get stuck at the larger size.
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I guess so. Every other program doesn't have a problem with re-sizing the box. Its isolated in Photoshop as far as the PC is concerned. I do hope they get to fix this small issue. Thanks JEA.
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In my case, the open dialog box in CC Photoshop (El Capitan) opens small and I have to resize it to be larger every time. This is a known bug. Anyone know when this will be fixed?
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This topic was about the Windows dialog...

What you are describing is a well know bug in MacOS 10.11 that affects many applications.
We do not know Apple's schedule for fixing this OS bug.
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Thanks for clarifying, Chris! Can you tell me if CC is "less buggy" in Windows 10 or OS 10?
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I don't think I can say without stepping on an OS vendor's toes.
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Looks like Photoshop 2015.5 addressed that issue. The Open dialog now retains the last resize.

Looks like you were able to get to it.  :)

Thanks to you and the team as well as any OSX engineers that stopped by.

Gene
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Are you sure?

Still doesn't appear to work here with mac os x 10.11.5 and photoshop cc 2015.5

In other words, the Open dialog is still always the small size as per the original complaint about the open dialog in os x 10.11

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/open-dialog-in-photoshop-cc-2015-resizes-to-a...
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Well here is a screengrab:

OSX 10.11.5/Mid 2009 Macbook. I have restarted Photoshop and even my Macbook and the resize holds. The only thing is it snaps to the default position shown here.

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Ok it seems to work in Icon and List view, but not Column view, which is what i use.
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I noticed it shrunk back when I moved around in column view, so I resized in Icon view, restarted my Macbook and got this:

Maybe it will hold.

Edit: No it didn't
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I cannot resize any dialog boxes in Photoshop 2017.  I can move them around, but not pull them up to see the options at the bottom of screen. I have tried clicking at the edges, alt space, dragging, display options in windows, preferences in Photoshop.  I am using Windows 10, and my display is a Samsung smart tv (not that I think it is that, but I did mess with those options also).  I read through the post on Google and there was no real answer going back from 2015.  I only said it would be worked out on the next Windows update.  Will two years later and I'm having the same problem.