They're minimized (not "reduced") in the Dock (it's not called "the bottom toolbar") right next to the left of the garbage can.
…the middle yellow button(with minus bar inside) top left corner of an open window/canvas…
…that one is called "the minimize button".
All of that is basic Mac terminology, and none of it has anything to do with Photoshop at all.
Regardless of the terminology they are not showing up where you suggest. Furthermore I know they are still open as they reappear as they did in reverse style coming up from the Photoshop icon in the "dock".
This is in no way a Photoshop or an Adobe issue.
Please take a screen shot showing the entire Dock.
it reduces the file and you see it close and swoop doen into the Photoshop icon on the bottom toolbar.
How do I find those windows to reopen/expand back to my Photoshop window?
Does this Mac OS X tutorial help?
Boomshakalaka! Now that's what I'm talking about. Thanks!!!!
Thank you, John.
I had completely forgotten about the Dock option to minimize windows into the icon of their own applications.
I now remember seeing that option when it appeared for the first time and thinking "why would I want to do a thing like that?"
(I'll probably forget about this again, eventually. …unless I start using it right away.)
Uff! That was a short-lived experiment for me.
I have now unchecked that option. I was right in asking myself "why would I want to do a thing like that'?