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.
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.
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?"
New Workspace saves the current workspace, including the problem panel. BUT, you got me looking in the right place. It turns out there is a "Reset Workspace" selection in the Workspace menu that I had missed earlier. Thanks for the help!