Photoshop: Lost Windows Vista 64bit taskbar after upgrade to Camera Raw 6.4

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After upgrading to Camera Raw 6.4, when I have it open I cannot view my windows taskbar. I have "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows" checked under Taskbar and start menu properties dialog box. With the earlier version of Camera Raw I was able to toggle between various applications using the taskbar while camera raw was open.

Please advice.

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Harish Trivedi

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Posted 8 years ago

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
I've talked with the Camera Raw engineers. The change where Camera Raw 6.5 forces full screen mode and removes the UI (button and F key) for fullscreen mode was intentional to fix other bugs with Camera Raw and small screen usage. Previously, Camera Raw could come up with some of its UI obscured by the OS X dock or Windows Taskbar on small screens, which also generated many bug reports from users.

We realize that some users are confused and/or unhappy with this intentional change – and the Camera Raw team is of course willing to consider usability improvements here but we'd like to have a better understanding of the frustration.

We're guessing the primary frustration occurs when something is needed from the taskbar or dock.

If that's the case, how many of you use the shortcut cmd-tab (Mac) or alt-tab (Windows) to go back to the system UI (OS X Dock and Windows Taskbar) when you need to access to them?

Does knowing this shortcut help with gaining access to the OS X Dock and Windows Taskbar while Camera Raw is open?

Are there other problems besides access to the Dock and Windows Taskbar?