Keep that menu dropped till I've finished!

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On any of the photoshop products, it would be great if the drop down menu stayed dropped down until I've done all the things I want to. I have to keep going back to the Image one to change mode, resize, etc etc.
Also, with so many people now getting into desktop publishing, I think it would be a good idea if even elements allowed you to change to CMYK. Although we also have InDesign, so that does it for us. But lots of people won't have that option.
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Chris Cox

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That's not the way menus work on any operating system that I know of.
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Kirsten Elliott

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That's hardly a response, with all due respect. No, I know they don't do it - but I've been plodding through a huge mass of photos today where I have to go to Image, crop - go to image - resize, go to image -change mode. If i could just go to image, then click the things i want to do, while image menu stays down, that would save a lot of mouse and hence wrist work. Then click close when i was ready - or just switch to another command like enhance. I'm asking you to be innovative. You asked for good ideas. It's a good idea.
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You could create an action to speed up your workflow.
Or you could assign keyboard shortcuts to those menu items.
Or create a configurator panel.
Or a script.

But changing basic OS behavior on basic OS controls -- not likely to happen.
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Locking a pull down would be very helpful. The default could be the way we have it and it could have dot that would allow us to go back to it as many times as needed until it was unlocked.
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Hi Bob - thank you for that - I note your first reply was removed, though it seemed to me to be accurate. I suspect I was writing programs for computers before the Adobe employee above was born, so to tell me it couldn't be done is not on - I don't buy that at all.
Why ask for ideas if you don't want them? Why not try to be ahead of the game when free software like GIMP must be challenging Photoshop? Hadn't bothered to get my head round GIMP but maybe I will now.
So come on Adobe - this can be done, and,people think it's a good idea. Chris tells me all sorts of things I could do to make life easier - no, I paid for you to have a program for me that works the way I want it to.
Anyway, Bob, you have cheered me considerably, and maybe, on reflection, Adobe will listen this time.
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His reply was far from accurate, and did not contribute to the discussion, so it was removed.

Sure, we want ideas.
But sometimes we need to inform you that what you're asking for violates basic UI principles, basic OS behaviors, etc.

I've also provided you with alternative methods to simplify your workflow without breaking basic UI and OS behaviors.

We can't always give you exactly what you want.
Something that might sound like a good idea to you may be a big problem for those who know more about applications, users, UI basics, OS behaviors, etc.
But as you can see, we do try to understand the request, and try to help you understand why we can't deliver every single request. And when we can, we help you with alternatives.
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Censorship is not a community building value. Have a supervisor review what I wrote.