Elements 11 toolbar differences Mac and Win?

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My son-in-law has a 2-yr old Mac Powerbook with Elements 10 on it. The work screen look very much like CS 5 or 6 and all the tools on the left are lined up in
the typical space-saving mode(one tall column), not the double-row legacy.
Nice dark gray non-distracting background, etc., et al. That inspired me to buy
Elements 11 for my Acer Aspire Win 7 laptop.
When I downloaded and opened up the Editor side, the tool are very large and in
the yucky space-hogging, double vertical row, side-by-side mode. They look pretty
amateurish and not like the Mac's at all. What gives? Is there a way to look more
like I want it on the Windows machine? Is this a change from Vs. 10 to 11? Or,
is this the difference between the Mac and Windows OS?? If so, then boo on Windows. Have been using Mac for years and only bought the Windows laptop because the price was very right! I just sayin tho...help! -Pixelbum
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Jay Vada

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  • foaming at the mouth...?

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Chris Cox

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Click the double arrow icon on the top of the toolbar to toggle between single and double column layout.

And the icons are the same for both platforms and versions.
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False. In PSE11, there is no double arrow icon and there is no way to toggle between single and double column layout.
There has been many other changes in the layout with PSE11 which is targetted to more 'amateur' audience. Many users have applauded the changes; many (like me) regret the old, serious and logical layout for photo editing.
The big problem today is that some will work on 24" calibrated displays in controlled ambient light, others will work anywhere on very small displays like notebooks or tablets...
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Hmmmmm...that's fine and dandy Chris and what I would have done too had there been a double (up-and-down) arrow to click and toggle. Unfortunately, all I see
in that spot is a single, downward arrow to the right of an Open box, both of which enable other functions (such as opening a file...). So, now what? Still
perplexed tho it's probably staring me in the eye? I do have Elements 11 which
I paid for and downloaded from the Adobe site last week. Still, help? -Jay