Simply uncheck "Open Documents as Tabs" in Photoshop preferences.
this works--thank you very much. however, when i open a new doc, the doc opens into the upper left corner of a big black phtotshop box/ frame. is there a way to have the doc open as its own independent entity?
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On the Zoom tool Options bar, check "resize window to fit."
Another way is keep "Open Documents as Tabs" option checked, and use Windows > Arrange > 2 up which will also display the 2 documents at the same time. You may also undock the tabbed windows to make the old school floating Windows.
got it; thanks, Gene!