Photoshop: Problem with screen modes when opening new documents

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This is a feature that changed in more recent versions of Photoshop (I think CS5), and I still haven't been able to get used to it, or understand why this change would have been implemented...

(On a side-note it is always so frustrating when workflow changes take place in Photoshop, and I have to learn new ways of doing things that worked fine for me before!)

So here's the problem....

With the Screen Mode in Photoshop, all documents are forced into the same screen mode, and it wasn't always like that.

I think it probably depends on what type of work you do to determine whether this is a useful feature for you. For me it's not helpful... A better feature would be to add a preference that lets the user decide whether to force all documents into the same screen mode or not...

Say I'm working on a webpage in full screen mode. Then I have an asset in another file that I want to drag into my first document. So I open that new document. But the new document opens in full screen mode, so I can't drag the asset into my first document... In previous versions of PS, the new file would have opened in standard screen mode, floating over the previous document, and I could drag my asset into my original doc...

Now, however, after opening the new file, I have to change screen modes to standard mode, locate the original file I was working on (which can get obscured if I have a bunch of files open), the re-locate the new file I just opened, drag the asset into the previous file, and then change screen modes again to get back to full screen...

I never understood why this change was implemented, and a year later or however long it's been it still doesn't cease to frustrate me, and add extra work...and make it a little harder to use Photoshop (mega-frustrating!!!)
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BTW...it's the same thing w editing smart objects...

Sometimes I'm working in full screen mode, and then I double click on a smart object to edit it.. I'd like to be able to make edits in the smart object window, click save, and see the changes update live in my main document window (again I'm pretty sure PS used to work this way)...but I can't do this without coming out of full screen mode (since the smart object is forced in fullscreen mode when it opens...obscuring the main document behind it)...so I have to exit full screen mode to edit smart objects if i want to see the changes update without having to switch back and forth...
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Any responses on this one??
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Still curious about this one.......
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Anyone??