Photoshop CC 2018: How to fix the document opening window size

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I used to have a fixed document window size (with tabs) so that my tool panels don't overlap the image.  It was nice and clean.  Any file I opened went into the window as a new tab, sized to view the whole image.  Parts of the image were never obscured by other windows.
The problem is that opening a new image now resizes the document window to full size so part of the image is obscured by the tool panels.  It is a pain in the a*** to minimize the tool panels in order to resize the document window back to an open space on the screen.  Then, a Control 1 or Control 0 again resizes it again to full screen.
I can find no way in Windows Arrange nor  Workspace Preferences to change this most annoying behaviour.
I thought I saved my desired document window size in my Workspaces, but reverting to older workspaces does not fix the problem, nor does saving a new workspace with it resized the way I want.
It drives me crazy because images never open in the screen area I have set aside for images.
Is this a bug related to screen snapping problems people have with zoom re-centering, or am I missing something basic that doesn't seem covered in the documentation on workspaces?  I suspect it is not part of the new bug because it was also happening in CC 2017.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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First, make sure you install the most current version (19.1.3) which was released this AM. If that doesn't solve it:

Can you post some screen shots of what you're seeing?
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I would post some images but right now the latest update 19.1.3 has wiped out all my custom actions, so I'd rather focus on how to get them back....
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Sounds like maybe you reset prefs unloads custom presets/actions. If you saved them to the default location, you can find the path here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html
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well, it is nice to get a quick reply.  I have found something called Actions Palette.psp dated Apr 21 which is probably when I upgraded.  The reference link doesn't say what to do about it.  Is that the new or the old actions?
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Meanwhile, the Actions Palette only has default actions.  If I try to Load Actions it points to the roaming folder, which is empty.  Do my custom actions even exist anymore?
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Screen captures below show the problem with fixing the document window, which does not seem any better in 19.1.3.  I want the document window in  the"What I Want" image to remain stable through operations like Control-0 and opening new files.  Somewhere along the line, it used to....
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Similar problem here except that every time I open a document the window resizes to the ratio of that document instead of just keeping the window the size I have set it to. Seems to be related to what OP is experiencing. I swear there used to be a setting for this?