As of recently, all popup windows in Photoshop (i.e. colour picker, layer styles etc) appear in the middle of my monitor and cover the canvas i'm working on.
In the past, I would move this window over to the side and next time i open it, it would open in the last position.
This is no longer the case. Everytime it opens right in the center of the screen covering my artwork.
The same goes for layer styles. e.g. Stroke.
First the Layer Styles popup will cover my work.. i'll move it to one side
Then when I want to colour the stroke, the colour picker appears in the middle so I have to move this too.
I probably waste about an hour of my day just moving these popups out of the way.
The only thing I can think of is the fact that i've recently updated my graphics card driver (ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series)
In Catalyst Control Centre, I hav ticked the option to keep dialogue windows in the correct place but this doesn't apply to the in-application popups.
Congrats on a well presented question!
OS information might be beneficial, too.
Does turning off »Use Graphics Processor« in the Performance Preferences and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue?
Are Photoshop and OS fully updated and have you performed the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs by keeping command-alt-shift/ctrl-alt-shift pressed while starting Photoshop after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences you’ve changed, 3rd party plug-ins deactivation, system maintenance, cleaning caches, font validation, etc.)?
Win 7 64bit
Photoshop CS5 64bit
I've tried resetting the prefs but holding ctrl alt shift - no joy
I have no 3rd party plugs installed and havent installed any new fonts in a while.. long before the problem started.
Just tried turning off OpenGL and restarted PS and that fixed it!
So i guess the issue is with the graphics card driver. Maybe I should roll-back to an old version?
I'e now re-enabled OpenGL and restarted PS. Everything is working as normal now. Popups remember their last position and dont cover my artwork!
Thanks for the suggestion c.pfaffenbichler
Message was edited by: ajaykarwal
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