Photoshop CC: confused by window resizing and Application frame issues

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Hi, running Photoshop CC on a Retina 15 inch macbook air with OS 10.9. plugged into a 27 inch thunderbolt retina display.

I like to run photoshop the way it was prior to docking windows ie. with floating windows.

I've got a couple of gripes.

1. The Application frame now has a solid grey colour as a backing that obscures the desktop. It is possible to minimise the grey backing but it often resets itself to obscure the desktop. In future updates would you consider having it behave as it did in previous versions?

2. When I open new documents they open up really small in the absolute top left corner of the screen. And when I use command + to enlarge them the window does not resize correctly – it becomes a long thin window showing only the top edge of the image – even though I have 'zoom resizes images' turned on in preferences. Let me know if you'd like me to send you a screen recording.

Brad

eldridge@soapcreative.com
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Bradley Eldridge

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  • sad and time poor

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Chris Cox

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1) You can still turn off the app frame in Photoshop (Window->App Frame), even though Apple apps are all going to the app frame model.

2) that's because you resized the app frame, and they are trying to fit within the app frame you defined.
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Hey Chris, thanks for the speedy reply.

1. OK, looks like I need to get used to the app frame approach. Lucky I'm a flexible guy :)

2. Ahh yes, that makes sense. I've bit the bullet, reinstated my app frame (with floating windows) and things are working as I would expect. Productivity has returned to 79% effectiveness.

regards
Brad
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I just turn off the app frame (and tabbed windows) right after installing...