Photoshop: Make all operations non-modal

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When you have a window open - like curve adjustments - you can't do anything else. Everytime something pops up you are limited to that popup until you're done and if you want to revisit it, you need to navigate to your window again. In Gimp or Blender these windows just stay open until you click OK and are not bothering anyone with the annoying error sound.
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Frederik Steinmetz

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Chris Cox

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That's a very old and important UI concept called a modal state -- when you shouldn't do other things.

Adjustment layers use the adjustments palette, and aren't modal.
But adjustment dialogs need to be in a modal state, as do tools like crop and text.
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No, they don't. 
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feels like laziness imo.
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Frederik Steinmetz

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It would be new for Photoshop. It works with other programs - oddly enough only open source programs - and it is really relaxing.
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Well, crop & text are inherently modal, that's okay. What I am asking you is to make the effects-panels non-modal. I hate adjusting drop shadow properties, then clicking "okay" to be able to adjust the layer's position, then open the effects panel again. Why not implement those panels as regular panels?
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Because 2000+ panels would be a much worse UI.

Also, dialogs are not palettes.