Photoshop: Improved Spaces Support

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Currently if I set photoshop to always stick to one space it often opens new files in a different space.
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Edward

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Can you provide some more details on this? This shouldn't be possible.

When you open a document in Photoshop on Mac, the image window should always open inside the Application Frame (if enabled) or on the same screen (multiple monitors)/space as the menu bar appears.

Even though you may have opened Photoshop in one space, it isn't "pinned" to that space. So if you switch spaces and click the PS icon in the Doc, Photoshop will move to the currently active space. However, the open documents are pinned to a given space. So if you have a document on Space 1, then switch to Space 2 and click the PS icon in the doc, you will be moved back to Space 1.
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Edward

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I've always had this problem and am not sure exactly how to replicate it. It happens from time to time. Sometimes I actually see the window and not the panels, so I have to go window > arrange > cascade so that photoshop brings all windows to the same space and shows me the panels again.

I never move a space to a new space, and suddenly I have 2 documents in different spaces and have to drag them on expose so I can see them side by side.

I'm using CS5 by the way. This did happen in Snow Leopard, but now I am using Lion and it also happens in it.

Other than trying to pay closer attention to how / when this occurs, is there anything I can do to find out?

I have this on my spaces settings: http://edw.me/281c1v3c403Q381v1t39
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Applications don't "support" Spaces. Spaces is supposed to run and the Application should not know about it.

Unfortunately, Spaces has a lot of bugs and doesn't even work that well with some of Apple's programs.

There is little to nothing that we can do about the bugs in Spaces. We've already worked around the ones that we can.
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Edward

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I heard that Photoshop uses some custom windows that don't play too well with OSX and that Apple had "helped" you guys sort it out with Spaces.

I know Spaces is kinda crappy but Photoshop is the only application I notice that doesn't like sticking to its Space at all times.

Either way, here's to hoping it gets sorted one way or another.
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You heard wrong. We use fairly standard windows, and we've been trying to get the Spaces team to fix their bugs since Spaces was introduced. They used to blame it on Photoshop being a Carbon app, but after we moved to Cocoa -- Spaces still has problems.
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Edward

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booo :-(