Photoshop Elements: how can I personalize the appearance?

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I have photoshop elements there a way to change the appearance of the edit and organizer screens? the bottom of the edit screen and above the project bin bar their is a bar with some data about the image in the edit space is there a way to remove this useless bar?
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The bar is part of the image document window. It displays the current zoom (extremely important information!). Next to that is optional information which can be changed. You can have it list:
-Document Sizes (File size opened/file size on disk)
-Document Profile (the color profile attached to the file) = Very important if you are printing
-Document dimensions (pixel width and height)
-Scratch sizes (how much hard drive space is being borrowed to edit this file) = important if you are concerned about performance
-Efficiency (percentage that represents the ratio of using RAM (fast) vs Scratch Disk (slow). The lower this number, the worse its performance). = important if you are concerned about performance
-Timing (how long it took to execute the previous command) = important if you are concerned about performance
-Current Tool (handy place to quickly reorient what you are doing, rather than scanning the entire tools panel)

Finally, it is also your horizontal scroll bar, which is needed if the image is wider than your work area (such as when it is zoomed in).

Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to customize the appearance of Photoshop Elements, and removing this bar is not part of what is available.
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Thanks for your reply...I was aware of those options and still think all that information and that bar is useless to me and my work...

Let me tell you that I come from Photoshop elements 3 to elements 9...

What a disappointment 9 is...Elements 3 was a far better program than anything that adobe has made after it.

If you know the people over at Adobe tell them if they are working on elements 11 to simply repeat elements 3 entirely and they will have the best photo editing software available.

If they do that I will discard 9 and buy 11.