Photoshop CS6: turn off application frame on mavericks makes rest of UI disappear

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hello:) please help me. I have problem with my PS CS 6. Suddenly I get info "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error". I push cmd+shift+alt when I started again and my PS back but with grey background. I turn off application frame and all my tabs gone. I restarted PS and I get info "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error". so I mean I cannot turn off PS. I spend 2 hours with Adobe chat and shared screen but as usually I didn't get help. my OS is mavericks. please help me. thanks in advance
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Chris Cox

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Your title mentions a crash, but the body of the message only talks about a program error on launch.

Did you have a crash? If so, what did the crash report say?

And for the program error: what does the PSErrorLog.txt file in your Photoshop CS6 preferences folder say?
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I am really sorry:( I used wrong description on title (shame:( my main problem is I cannot turn off grey workspace - if I turn off app frame - all tools, option, tabs gone. when I have grey background and push F for full screen mode option are covered with menu bar. I am really sorry again for wrong description in title
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That's ok, I can fix the title.

But I'm still curious about the program error on launch, and the contents of the PSErrorLog.txt file.

Do you have multiple displays connected?
Have you tried pressing the tab key (hide/show the palettes) after closing the app frame?
Do you have any Spaces defined (Spaces seems even more broken in 10.9), and could the UI be showing up on another Space ?
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Thanks:) I have eizo connected and mirrored. after closing app frame I tried to press tab but nothing change. no space defined. but... after I read your message I turn off mirror and all works!!! and turn on and still is OK!!! THANKS for giving me any idea. do you know maybe how to get display icon on top bar? I have checked but it's not appear:( thank you again
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Alright, we'll have to see if we can replicate the problem with a mirrored display on MacOS 10.9.