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How do I get multiple files/photos to stay open in CS3/mac snow leopard .7

Jul 13, 2011 7:01 PM

I just switched over to a new mac book pro with snow leopard (version .7 I think). When working in Photoshop CS3 Extended, I can't seem to keep more than one file/photo open at a time.  I have one open, then I try to open a second one and the one that had been open just closes.  Can't find it minimized on the dock or anything - it just closes.  This is craziness for photoshop. 

 

Anyone else have this issue?  What is the fix?

 
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    Jul 13, 2011 7:18 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    Look at the tabs for each document you have open.  Or go into preferences and turn off the tabs.


     
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    Jul 13, 2011 9:53 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    Wait - CS3 didn't have tabs. That appeared in CS4.

    Ok, then I don't know what's wrong.

     

    All versions of Photoshop open multiple images at one time.  There is no "one at a time" mode...

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 10:07 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    Maybe your in one of the full screen modes or maximized screen mode.

     

    You might try setting the screen mode to Standard.

     

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    Jul 14, 2011 8:39 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    It is not possible to see two open documents side by side while you're in Tabbed Mode (duh!).  You need to

    GET OFF tab mode!

     

     

    That's what guru Chris Cox has been trying to tell you from the very beginning (post #1).

     

    So Uncheck the preference to Open Documents as Tabs,

     

    Photoshop menu > Preferences > Interface > Panels & Documents > Open Documents as Tabs

     

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    then set your Screen Mode to Standard Screen Mode

     

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    You really should read the User Guide.  Download the ENTIRE HELP file as a PDF from the Adobe Help site and study it carefully.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Jul 14, 2011 9:01 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    Incidentally, the two screen shots I posted above are from Photoshop 11.0.2 ("CS4") so the appearance will be a little different in your CS5 version.

     

     

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    Jul 14, 2011 9:45 PM   in reply to marshmallow88

    With all the respect I could muster, I tried giving you as much positive information as I though you would need to solve your problem and to encourage you to read the documentation.

     

    What you call "negative attitude" was mere exasperation at the way you were posting, first giving incorrect and incomplete information about your setup, and then showing a total lack of knowledge of the most basic concepts. 

     

    Please read this FAQ for advice on how to ask your questions correctly for quicker and better answers: 

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/419981?tstart=0

     

    Thanks!

     

     

    One more thing, make sure you are NOT using the Application Frame, a workaround designed to accommodate recent PC-to-Mac converts, until you have a full grasp of the different screen modes:

     

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