Photoshop: Confused about menu/window differences on Mac & Windows.

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My menu bar is not the same as shown on your info. What to do? The top part of the two-section menu bar that's SUPPOSED to show does not. Please help!

Also, my screen selection allows ONLY Standard....other two greyed out.

Here's the example of what's different:

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Woodsie

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  • totally frustrated!!!!

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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The initial line in your screenshot is from Windows. The second line in your screenshot is from a Mac.

The issue is that the top-level menu bar has been hidden for PS on your Mac.

I'm a PC person so am not sure what might have been done, but from Googling I see there are ways to hide the menu bar on a Mac.

If PS is on your second monitor then there are ways to make the menu bar disappear for applications on the second monitor.

There, at least in the past, have been ways to edit your plist files per app and change their UI mode to hide the top-level menu bar.

And there are add-on utility programs for the Mac that can do this as well.
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Woodsie

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Well, heck. Who knew? Thanks for your help, though.
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Chris Cox

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They do match. But you are using a different tool, and apparently hid the rest of the interface.
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I tried every tool in the list. No change in the abbreviated menu bar.
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By "different tool" I think he means something outside of Photoshop, some non-Adobe app on your Mac that can be used to customize the user-interface.
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No, different tool means you have a different tool selected in Photoshop, so the options bar for the tools don't match.

The menu is missing because of your OS settings, or your choice in Photoshop (ie: full screen mode won't show the menu bar).