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Tool panel is stuck behind the menu bar

Apr 11, 2012 2:17 PM

For some reason, the top of my tool pallet/panel is now stuck behind the menu bar at the top of the screen. I can't access the top several tools or the "grab" strip at the top of the panel that allows me to re-position the panel. I've tried a number of workspace commands, closed and opened the tools panel, and restarted PS, but the panel stays put. Any ideas how to reset the panels or otherwise get a handle on this thing? I'm dead in the water till it's fixed.

 

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:52 PM   in reply to SSwayze

    Can you choose a new workspace (e.g., through the Window menu)?  That ought to clear that up.

     

    I suggest saving your preferred workspace under your own name, so that whenever anything gets out of place you can reset back to your known workspace.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:20 PM   in reply to SSwayze

    It is stuck behind the tool panel as it is no longer docked.  Grab the panel and drag to left until you see a blue line to dock it.

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:48 PM   in reply to SSwayze

    Also if you go to one of the fullscreen modes (F on the keyboard), the apple menu should disappear and you should be able to move the toolbox.

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 5:29 PM   in reply to SSwayze

    Trashing your preferences will fix that.

     

    To re-create the preferences files for Photoshop, start the application while holding down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS). Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"

     
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