Photoshop CC 2014: Seems like a downgrade to me

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In Photoshop CC 2014 When I undock a document it jumps behind Photoshop's interface if I click off of it. This never happened in versions of Photo shop that actually worked.
Also Adobe also managed to make the history function worse. I used to be able to step back in history and save.. History would not delete all my steps that occurred after I saved. I could then step forward in time and save another version of the file again. But not anymore!
Now PS CC 2014 deletes all your history states that takes place AFTER your document is saved. Also the image size screen is worthless, as is the brush preview window.
Adobe why are you bent on making PS worse?
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What version of Photoshop did you upgrade from?

What OS/version are you on?
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CS5 , Yosemite.
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Save now records a history state, where it did not before.
And it sounds like you may want the non-linear history option turned on.

Image size does what it did before, now with a preview.
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Ahh..So Adobe has gone and made it so users now have to click an extra option(Non linear) to get the history state to function like it always had in the past. This is an extra step that doesn't help any user.
And the image preview does not do what it did before because if it did, it would display pixel dimensions above the image size like it always did.

The pixel dimension display is gone and now you have to inconveniently switch between inches and pixels when before you could just see the pixel dimension at a glance. The image preview is nice, but its not a need. We need the pixel dimension preview boxes back where they were (above the documents size.)
If you can't do that without out getting rid of the preview, then I say get rid of the preview. I never needed it before.
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Abit off topic but Adobes also added an extra step for no reason in after effects.. under "dependencies" - collect files. You now have to select "all" to get After Effects to collect your file with all your links. We were collecting files only to have the heart attack that comes with After Effects telling you that you're missing 93 links.
That was another pointless extra step that was brought to my attention that I was disappointed with.
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History still works as it did in the past - but in the past the Save command didn't record a history state. And yes, knowing when they have saved does help a lot of people -- especially the rather large number that requested that feature.

Are you missing the "before" pixels size in the image size dialog? If so, I think there is already a topic about that.

And the image size dialog does display the final pixel size, along with whatever measure you specified as the new size (inches, centimeters, etc.).

And with something like the Preserve Details enlargement method and noise reduction settings -- you really do need a preview.

And features are not added without a reason. Many times you can find the reasons documented in the new feature documentation or release noise, or helpful blog posts and videos describing the new features.