Photoshop: problems using two monitors

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Once again you've done it to Professionals.
I am a Professional Photographer. I work with Two 30 inch monitors all the time, Night and day, hours on end. I live in Photoshop. I am sure I am not the only one working this way.

PS 4 automatically opened the image with the monitor with all the tools in the way. It did not remember that I always use the image at full screen and I always wanted the image on the monitor without the tools. Which is the only way any Professional would use it.

There is no preference setting for this. PS 5 at least remembered which monitor was last used, so that was somewhat helpful. But it did not remember that I would always use Full Screen View.

BUT with PS 6 we are back to the same stupidity, doesn't defer to the monitor last used and does not remember Full Screen View.

There should be some way to set Preference for TWO monitors:

We should be able to select which Monitor image opens on - I would always use monitor without Tools on it, that is why I have TWO monitors.

We should be able to set a Preference for Full Screen View all the time if we want too.

This is an ongoing frustration. After spending the money to upgrade to CS 6 I was actually hoping something as simple as this would have been fixed once and for all.
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Albert Normandin

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop 4 is 16 years old. Are you referring to Photoshop CS4 CS5 and CS6, or Elements 4, 5, 6?

Photoshop CS5 and CS6 handle multiple displays the same as previous versions, and remembers where the app was opened and where the documents were last placed.
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I am referring to full versions of Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6.
Only CS4 remembered where the document was opened last time. And none of them have ever remembered Full Screen View