You use the various options under Window --> Arrange or undock your workspace layout as you see fit. You can disable tabs by default in the prefs.
It's so amusing: you get a new version of Photoshop and one of your well-known features is not where it used to be. Immediately an ancient fear takes over that the feature might have gone away.
Which is, of course, never happening. There's even "sharpen" and "sharpen more" available in Photoshop.
Bottom line: the new way of doing things are actually even better. You just need to pull the images off their tabs.
I just noticed that the bar at the bottom end of the screen has now disappeared - the bar where the view percentage is located, and also the saving progress (without it you wouldn't know when saving is completed, as the cursor no longer shows it).
How do I get the bottom bar back? I looked for it in "window" but couldn't find it.
And did you know that the sharpen tool is good to use now, it is not bad to your image as it was before?
The info bar is now integrated in each document window.
I can see the info bar in standard screen mode.
But when I switch to full screen mode with menu bar, it's not there (at least I can't see it at the bottom, nor anywhere else and I see no way to know my view percentage and the save status).