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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.
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.
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.
The tool panel was stuck behind the menu bar. (see screenshot). No way to "grab" the panel.
Full screen hides both the menu bar and tool panel.
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!
Probably would have worked, but I finally found a Reset Workspace menu item that fixed the problem. Thanks.
in Illustrator 22.1 clicking the button that resets the workspace does NOTHING.
It looks like my "normal screen mode" is broken. Adobe illustrator is no longer a floating window that I can reposition, it is stuck to the top of my screen. The only way to access the context-sensitive "control bar" on the top is by entering "Full Screen Mode with Menu Bar"
Piece of advice:
- I've been defending Illustrator as a viable alternative to Sketch for screen design for years now. But I am about to give up. These bugs make it border unusable and make me look bad!
- Please put your A-team back on Illustrator (and give it the XD engine) OR move faster with XD (probably the wiser option).
- On XD: fantastic vector engine, but you guys are getting your *** kicked by Invision Studio (state-to-state hifi prototyping) and Figma (collaboration). Step it up! (Or hire me)
Koen van Niekerk