Photoshop - Lost pull down menu for Layer Syle Pattern Overlay

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HI - I'm trying to teach myself Photoshop and can't figure out how I have lost my pull down menu in the layer style pattern overlay. The menu used to show more patterns, now you can tell they are still there, but the little pop up window has become too small. I can't see them anymore. See the little rectangle window where the tip top of the options wheel is still there?  How do I make it big again? I use this feature all the time! (See my screen snip)
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Janet

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Cristen Gillespie

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I'm guessing that you can't click on the widget and get the popup list? I can see only a little shows, but maybe if it works, you could try just changing thumbnail to list and see if that forces a refresh. Otherwise, I think the first thing I'd do is quit PS. Relaunch. Still a problem, then reboot the whole computer. Still a problem, I'd delete Prefs as I relaunched.

I can't tell from your screenshot if you can see in the lower right corner 3 faint diagonal lines. That's the resize handle. I don't know if it will be of any use to you, since I can't get my pop up dialog to get smaller than the default size—only bigger. I've never seen this happen, but most interface oddities I have seen are fixed on a relaunch or a reboot.
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It's a known bug. The dropdown box that contains your Patterns has shrunk down to where you can no longer see them. The remedy is to reset your  Preferences.

Since you have CC 2015, use cmd or ctrl k to reach Preferences > General. Click on the "Reset Preferences on Quit" and restart Photoshop.

Gene

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YES YAY!!! Gener7 you fixed it for me!  Thank you! It's been driving me nuts for days.  Thank you so much.  Thank you, too Cristen.  Best to you all.
Janet
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this did not fix it for me :(