PHOTOSHOP - Please get rid of the useless background window.

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When the workspace is set to "Standard Screen Mode" (accessed from the Tools bar) there is a window with a header bar saying "Adobe Photoshop CC2015" that appears to have no purpose other than to define the position and view scale of newly-opened images.

I work with each open file in a separate window (no docking, no tabs). I frequently need to see windows from other open apps (or the desktop) while I'm working in PS. However, this requires that I drag this background window to the bottom of the screen or scale it down to get rid of it. The problem is that when I then open a new file it apparently HAS TO be inside this insidious box and the new file is scaled to fit inside it -- and since I've made this useless box as small or out-of-the-way as I can, my new file opens at a view scale of 0.16%. Which I find astonishing.

(I can click the yellow "-" button on the upper left to minimize it; but it will re-display any time I leave and reenter PS, or even when I open a new file).

Please let me know if there is already a way for a user to get rid of this box, and if not, I'd like to request that it be removed.

This is on a Mac.



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On MacOS, you can disable the application frame from the Window menu.
On Windows, the application frame is required by the OS standards.