Zooming in Photoshop - Left hand edge of window is a 'hard edge'

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When I have cropped an image (I do a lot of work on images of framed artwork) I like to finally go round the edge of the image and use the Clone Stamp to neaten the edge.  This was really easy in Photoshop 7, as it was not possible to zoom beyond, specifically, the left hand edge of the window.  This gave me a 'hard edge' where I could quickly run the cursor (Clone Stamp) down, knowing I was simply cleaning up a band of a set number of pixels wide (according to the width I had set for the Stamp).  I would then rotate the image to clean up each of the other three sides, using the left hand margin of the window each time.
With my new CC 2017 the zoom basically takes you in and out in a much more 'floaty' sort of way as there is no edge 'justification'.  Specifically for me this means a much more difficult job working necessarily at a much higher magnification carefully going around the margin of the image by hand as the Stamp can of course slip off and on to the image.
I've looked and can't find how Ps7 was set up or what words I need to put in to Google to describe/investigate... also after a long search I can't find anything in the CC 2017 Edit menus which cover this.  The 'Resize Windows to Fit' function in Options under the Zoom tool doesn't seem to make any obvious difference...
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Ronald Chambers

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I think if you were to select the area you wish the tool to stay inside, the selection will do that.
Not a fix to program but might alleviate your frustration.
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On my phone here, but I recall an option to disable floating canvas in the preferences.

Also, if you are just clone stamping a line down the edge, you can hold shift before you start dragging to lock the mouse movement to a straight line in 45 degree angles. Which might be even more efficient since you would not have to rotate the entire canvas.