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how do I set my workspace size and have it stick

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:08 AM
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how do I set my workspace size and have it stick

Ok, haven't been here in awhile. Hope this is in the right place.

My kid got me a brand new big screen iMac. And installed photoshop CS5 on it.
The thing is driving me crazy! With my old one, I could pull down the lower right corner of my work space so it is large, even if the image is small. This comes in handy when I need to enlarge a piece of a photo that is already larger than the document size I will need. I want to see those handles way off of the image ya know? But with this new version, every time I click off the thing or heck I don't know what I might click on, the damn thing snaps back to the size of the image.

I have been trying to find this on line. All I find is ways to arrange your workspace. But not this. My workspace is fine except for this one little thing.

Is there a way to perhaps save in preferences somewhere (not sure what this might be called.) And make my works space size what I set it to and keep it that way?
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:33 PM
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Re: how do I set my workspace size and have it sti

I think I know what you mean, but I'm not sure, so bear with me.

1st thing I'd try is trashing your Photoshop preferences, as the behavior you describe sounds wonky.

2nd hit the F key to cycle thru the viewing modes to see if you're used to working in a different one.

3rd, under the Window menu, toggle on/off the Application Frame and see if that makes a difference.

But if I'm understanding the situation correctly, I think deleting your preferences is the way to go.

To reset your preferences in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Quit the application completely.
Get ready to hold down the Command, Option and Shift keys simultaneously.
Launch the application and then immediately hold down the Command, Option and Shift keys simultaneously.
If you have done this successfully you will see a pop-up message asking “Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings File?”
Click “Yes”
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:23 PM
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Re: how do I set my workspace size and have it sti

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3rd, under the Window menu, toggle on/off the Application Frame and see if that makes a difference.
That was the magic charm. I didn't try clearing prefs since so many in there I have set and don't want to lose. (I'd be in these forums a lot trying to get them reset. This version, as always, is slightly different. Oh WHY do they have to do that?)

Thanks. Worked perfectly. Easy peasy. IF you know what to click and where.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:35 PM
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Re: how do I set my workspace size and have it sti

Glad it helped, thanks for letting me know.
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