If you don't want the whole window resizing to fit the screen, then don't use the "Fit on Screen" command.
In other words, the command "Fit on Screen" means "resize the window to fit my whole screen and re-size my image to fit in that screen-filling window".
What you probably want to do is use the magnifying-glass or zoom tool (summoned by pressing the Z key), then use it to enlarge the image (zoom-in) to your liking. If you need to zoom back out again, press the Option (Alt) key while using the zoom tool.
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Why did you change your station, Station_two?
Yes, it seems that the "zoom resize window" setting is limited to the use of the zoom tool.
Why did you change your station, Station_two?…
As explained in an earlier post in some other thread, I forgot/lost my password for station_one and the email account was deactivated so I could not access it to receive a link to change it. Tried to keep it as obvious and transparent as possible. Thank you.
I understand how i had the wrong expectations from "fit on screen".
I guess "fit to window" would be what i'm looking for.
If i'm working on pixel level repeatedly alt-option-space-clicking takes too long. Is there any way to zoom out to a "see all" level while keeping the window intact, with one command? The reverse - zooming in either through "command-space making a selection" or "actual pixels" works great for me, i just need that single command to get from details to "whole picture fitting the frame" and back.
Many thanks for your help!
Did you try what I suggested above?
What you probably want to do is use the magnifying-glass or zoom tool (summoned by pressing the Z key), then use it to enlarge the image by clicking with the mouseon the image (zoom-in) to your liking as many times as necessary.
If you need to zoom back out again, press the Option (Alt) key while using the zoom tool on the image, clicking the mouse as many times as needed. The + sign on the tool icons turns to -.
Is there any way to zoom out to a "see all" level while keeping the window intact, with one command?
There's a way to temporarily see an overview of your entire document, and even use the mouse to choose a new portion to see at the full magnification you were originally at. Press and hold the H key, then click the mouse on your image.
Not sure this will help you but it does sound like what you're trying to do.
Adobe simply calls this "Temporarily Zoom An Image" in: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-74e0a.h tml
Station two - i thought i replied to your suggestion as to how i know of this option and given the amounts of clicks it takes it's not what i'm looking for. I don't see how doubling your font size - more or less shouting at me - whould change that*. Again, i replied to your specific suggestion.
*i actually find it quite rude
Noel!, you're my hero! Ten years of photoshop and i haven't known of this option - it is such a time saver. I am in all honesty wow'd - this command is very much tailored to my workflow.
So i've tried out 'press-hold-H' for a bit now, with great success - thanks again.
But imagine if one could map it onto comand-alt-space.
Given you're already using comand-space and alt-space for zooming, a command-alt-space* overview would be the dream. That way a) all navigation would be set up in a consistant fashion between only alt, command and space and more importantly b) you'd keep your selected tool vs. switching to hand and back. Checked the way the shortcuts are set up and i don't think there's a way to change this though... sadly.
None the less, thank you so much for such a great tip.
*hold or not wouldn't matter
For what it's worth, Adobe maintains a site that they watch even more closely than this one in which you can provide suggestions for improvements:
You might want to make your suggestion there. Now and again they're known to implement good ones!