Implement features from Fireworks to Photoshop

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I was a big fan of Fireworks for actually designing websites, instead of a photo editor. That said, there were some features of Fireworks I found extremely helpful that should be incorporated into Photoshop.

1)Pages tab vs Layers - FW had a beautiful way of separating the pages I was designing (e.g. Index, about, etc.) from the actual layers that made up that page. In PS currently it becomes a jumbled mess searching through layer after layer wondering where my layers for the Contact page was. If I had a pages tab it make life easier.

2) Undo vs History - FW was great for being able to undo steps using Cmd+Z as many times as I wanted like in Illustrator. PS only allows you to go back one step, and if you want more you have to go to History and decide where it is you need to go back to. Just let me Cmd+Z to my heart's content.

3) Option to view 2up or 4up vs having to save for web - FW windows would give you the choice in the top left corner of the window to view Original, Preview, 2up or 4up. Sometimes I want to make a change to a button on the fly and see it instantly instead of having to go through the save process every time in PS.

4) Find & Replace - FW gave me the ability to use the same Find & Replace function as in Indesign if I wanted to locate a particular word. I even found that I could change the entire color palette of my design in a document with this feature. Please add to PS!

5) Master Pages - FW page gave me the ability to design a master page that would pass through to all other pages below it, much like Indesign. This is particularly helpful in web design when it comes to headers, footers, and other elements on a page.

Thanks for your consideration in adding these features. I hope some of these comments I've made relate to other peoples' experience with CS.
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2) You can step backward as many steps as you want (as many history steps as you allow in preferences). by default Cmd-Z undos/redoes the last command (a kind of toggle). You can change that to step backward through history.
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Thanks.
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6) Text boxes - In FW if I draw a text box and if for some reason I don't input text it deletes the text box completely keeping my layers tab organized. In PS if you draw a text box and don't input any type then you have a ton of text boxes left in your layers tab. That's annoying, just make the failed text box go away.