PHOTOSHOP - Workspace with document window centered and panels left/right of it; how?

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I have a new 27" monitor (iMac) and it would be better for my neck health to be looking at the middle of it most of the time. Also, the luminance in the corners is lower than in the middle so the colors would display better centered as well. So I want the document window in the middle and tools arrayed left and right.

I tried making a workspace with the panels where I wanted them - levels, channels on the left, history, actions on the right, and so on. But ... files open the full width of the screen, placed underneath the various panels. (Your usual suggestion of minimizing and bringing back doesn't change that!)

With the Application Frame off, the file opens about 2/3 of the width of the screen, justified left and still underlying the panels on the left. Except the vertical tool bar which is part of the frame itself and moves with the image window.

By the way, with both widths, the bottom left zoom thingie says it is open to 100%. That's a puzzle, given that it appears in two different widths on the screen. The pixels changed size?

The documentation appears to imply that Application Frame will keep the document window from interfering with the rest of the little working windows but that isn't true for me or I misunderstood what it was trying to say (picture would have helped).

Just tell me please whether PS CS6 would allow me to set up my screen this way. I'm guessing that some of the placements and relationships are just hardwired into the application.
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