Photoshop: I would like to have a palette or separate list of the open documents.

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Have a palette or separate list of the current open documents/tabs so I can choose at a glance and go to another document (I usually keep 10-15 documents open at once). Currently, the double arrow only goes to the right and I frequently need to scroll to the left. I must stop each time and use the pull-down menu to choose another document instead of just clicking one at a time on a list to quickly see which document I want to go to. And if it turns out this is not the document I wanted, I have to go back to the pull-down list and try again. Also, when I choose another document from the double arrow, I frequently find it the first document at the left and still have no way to scroll to others further on the left. I feel this almost doubles, or more, my selection time of other documents.
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Susan DeLuca

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grauenwölfe

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Yes, please fix this. We should be able to scroll back through hidden documents to the left when dragging from another document. It'd be ideal if we could scroll back through all hidden documents, left and right, instead of the "»" overflow drop-down list which doesn't seem to support dragging and dropping.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Yes, currently the only way to scroll is one at a time, tedious with kbsc when you have a lot open, and the menu isn't very useful if you don't know if you need XXX-8 or XXX-14, etc. You can scroll both ways with kbsc, but a panel would be nice.  Something like DOCO, but not dependent upon the Generator connection, since that is both slow and fails WAY too often—usually after any time I run a 3rd party plug-in I get the popup that there's a problem with Generator and then DOCO fails. <sigh>
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grauenwölfe

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Something exactly like DOCO, precisely!

but not dependent upon the Generator connection, since that is both slow and fails WAY too often—usually after any time I run a 3rd party plug-in I get the popup that there's a problem with Generator and then DOCO fails.
Which is why it would be nice to have it native to PS, I can see it being similar Layers Panel by design and function. Even mentioning DOCO means you fully understand this, just wish Adobe would get on board.
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DOCO was a life saver for me. Anyone dealing with multiple images needs a palette-based way to drag and drop layers and layer sets between files and to resize the palette window so that image sequences of 8 frames for instance can be sized so the whole sequence can fit on one row. Then when you open another 8 frame sequence it neatly fits on the row below and so on and so on. It's intelligent tiling.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Since you've updated this thread, I'll update what I wrote a year ago. Generator fails on 2017, but not on 2018. At least since 2018 was introduced, I haven't had a single failure. My only real complaint now is on an older, slower machine, it IS slow to load (maybe better when I get that new computer I'm waiting on Apple to help me decide what it's going to be), and I have to keep it open or wait to reconnect with it. It's such a good extension, I seriously hope the author will update to make it work more smoothly, and yes, I'd be willing for it to be a paid update.