Photoshop 21.2: Open dialog/window still visible when switching to Finder, etc.

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When I am working in Photoshop, and go to the Finder, theopen Photoshop window still stays visible (but not the tools or any of the openpalates), blocking most of the open Finder/Desktop windows, except that thelast selected open Finder window stays on top (which usually means the one thatcontains the last image I opened). So, when switching from Photoshop to Finder,I see one open Finder window, on top of open Photoshop document, on top of allother Finder windows (which means I can’t see much of them).

If I have no document open in Photoshop, the Home window doesnot do this. If I option click on Finder, Photoshop disappears as expected.

It also hogs the screen when going from Photoshop to Word,Outlook, Stickies, Preview, Chrome, Firefox, etc. Using an iMac 5K, 27”, late2015, macOS 11.13.6.

I had this issue on previous versions of Photoshop, and withCC 21.2.0 it is still there.
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Robert Ripps

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Thanks. I've asked engineering to take a look. A workaround is to click the Finder, or other application icon, in the doc to pull its windows to the front.
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Robert Ripps

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Thanks Jeffrey.  However, if I click on Finder icon in dock, it seems to work, as well as for Word, Preview and Activity Monitor, but most other apps, it still responds the same way- Outlook, Chrome, iTunes, Notes, etc.