I'd rather not use the alt+mousewheel or the small zoom number modifier at the bottom left, I'm wondering if there's a way to restore the bit at the top? If it's meant to be there, it hasn't been since installation and first run. Any help and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Hello, the application bar is not available anymore in Photoshop: it mostly duplicated existing tools or menus.
You can also use the spacebar+Alt or spacebar+CTRL to zoom out /zoom in, or press and hold the Z key to switch to the zoom tool, click with or without ALT to zoom in/out, and then release the Z key to go back to your previous tool.