Photoshop: How do I get the Bridge button put back on the CS6 main screen?

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The title says it all. I know that bridge is accessible from the File menu, but I want the button back. I also wouldn't mind make the mini bridge button at the bottom of the screen go away also.
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Stephen C Kenney

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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There isn't a way to get the Bridge button back because the Application bar was removed in CS6 (Requested by a lot of users to regain vertical screen real-estate for images)

For easy access to Bridge, simply use the keyboard shortcut: [Cmd] + [Opt] + [o] on Mac and [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [o] on Windows.

You can hide Mini Bridge by choosing "Close Tab Group" from the Mini Bridge panel menu:

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Stephen C Kenney

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Hi Jeffery,

Here are screen shots of the CS5 and CS6 Top Tool Bars. I Adobe was to put back the bridge button it would not take away any image area real estate because the place where the bridge button lives is above the actual image toolbar.

I remember reading about this item in the CS6 beta forum and thinking that the op was right about this then because these buttons do not take up any image space.
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Saskia Nelissen

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I have the same problems and i also miss the other buttons, arrange and full screen. Can't they be put back either ?

I don't really understand why they did this,
Just like Stephen says, it doesn't take up any space
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I miss my Bridge button (it's still in Illustrator CS6).

I've edited my keyboard shortcuts now so I simply press the F1 button for it but it'll take some getting used to!
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Like this was mentioned in previous posts. The Bridge button is in Illustrator but not in Photoshop. It is in the same row as the menu items so it wouldn't take up any extra space to leave it in Photoshop.

Their intentions of making application menus consistent have just taken a step backwards. Make up your mind Adobe!