Photoshop: What happened to the adjustment panel arrow from CS5?

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In CS5 there was an arrow in the lower left corner of the main tool panel that, when clicked, took you back to the panel with the tool icons, or alternatively, to the interface of the particular adjustment layer selected. It made activating adjustment layers very easy. However, it appears that Adobe decided it was too convenient and removed it. Is it a hidden option somewhere, or has the "return to adjustment list" arrow been completely removed?

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That took you from the adjustment properties to the "adjustments" palette, which is still in Photoshop CS6 and CC. But when talking to users, most felt that that icon was not useful, and somewhat confusing in it's purpose - so it was removed.
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First of all thank you for the quick response. I have found it extremely useful, since I needed only a small and easy transit of the mouse to add or modify adjustment layers. Also, since no icons were crowding it, the click involved low precision. Was a survey taken or how did Adobe come to the conclusion that people did not find it useful? And what is the quickest way to go add new adjustment layers? Currently this is my workaround, but the panel takes up valuable real estate. Otherwise I'd have to navigate to the thin vertical strip on the left or to the bottom of the screen.

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Most people just use the menu at the bottom of the layers palette.
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As a quick follow up, is it possible to recreate the old style with the arrow in Adobe Configurator?