Photoshop: Please go back to the way things were - opening documents to fit window or at 100%

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In Photoshop CS6, I really, really, REALLY do not like how images open at 50% no matter what their dimensions. They used to open at 100% unless too big to fit screen, in which case they would open at the next available standard zoom increment (67%, 50%, 33%, 25%). The fact that we have to go hunting on the internet to find a solution to basically hack Photoshop so it opens documents at 100% or "fit to screen" is unacceptable. I can't imagine that your customers requested this "open everything at 50%" be an SOP. Please, please, please go back to how things were before or at least make this "open all new documents at XXX" be a choosable option in Preferences. It makes me nervous when I have to create Actions and turn them into scripts to "hack" Photoshop into doing something that it should never have stopped doing; and besides, the only available "View" options are suboptimal anyway. Opening at 100% will work most of the time, but is not ideal with large images. If I have a super-large, high-res, big-dimension photo or TIFF to open, I don't necessarily want it to open at 100% because while I do have a large Apple Cinema Display the image will still be way too big. In this situation, I do not want 100% but rather "fit to screen". On the flip side, if I have a super-small, low-res, tiny image (like a thumbnail) to open, I do NOT want it "Fit to screen" because my Cinema Display is far too large and I'll be looking at a horrible pixellated blob. So please go back to making it SOP to open all docs at 100% except if the image is too large to fit in screen, at which point, have it open at whatever normal increment is closest... NOT "50.4%" or "22.9%". That's so highly annoying. It's really amazing how these simple little things -- even tho easily fixed with the click of command-0 or -1 or not-so-easily fixed with the recording of an action-turned-into-a-script -- matter so much, when a web site designer like myself is working at her normal rapid pace with all of the Adobe Products. Thanks for "listening."
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Laura Torresan

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Chris Cox

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That logic hasn't changed in Photoshop.

Do you have all the Photoshop updates installed?

Are you using a retina display?

Do you, by chance, have the application frame enabled and you tried to reduce it's size? Have you tried disabling the application frame?
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I have all of the CS6 updates installed.
I use a number of different displays connected to an early 2013 (OSX v.10.8.5) MacBook Pro laptop (with retina display): the old Apple Cinema Display and an Apple Thunderbolt. I do not use the laptop as the main control window for the computer, I use the connected monitor.
I turned off the application frame, I don't care for that feature. I like all my windows to be free-floating.
My old 10.6 Mac laptop (ca. 2011) on which I ran CS5 might not be a retina display. Again, I used to use the connected monitor as the main control window, not the laptop's.
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I've seen issues where the prefs become corrupt and a tiny image is displayed. Are you seeing this behavior on multiple machines? If just on one, you could try restoring your prefs: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Thanks Jeffrey. My prefs are OK, I'm not getting a tiny image, just was getting every image opening at 50% which I didn't like. In CS5 and prior (I had CS3 and CS1) each image file I opened would open at as near-to-full-screen as possible without going above 100% or the comfortable dimensions of my big monitor.
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Again, that hasn't changed in the application code, or for other users.
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Can you confirm if you restored your prefs? Or just assuming they're OK.

Can you make a video of your entire screen opening the images?