Right-click the Taskbar > Properties. Under the Taskbar tab, choose the "Taskbar buttons" option, "Never combine."
while that will not combine the open windows of work, it still puts them down in the TASKBAR area, versus where CS4 stored them within PS itself....
I am wondering if this is possible to add within PS only, and keep out of taskbar? But maybe that isn't possible because of the new windows and photoshop versions
Do you want to just open documents and have them ready to switch to? Why not just open them in one Photoshop window and have them (by default) consolidate to tabs? (The tabs for each doc stay at the top.)
Right I might be left with make documents as tabs so they are up top....as you mentioned.
What was nice in old CS4....is lets say I had 5 windows open and 1 of the 5 was max size (working project) and the other 4 where minimized (bottom stacked inside cs4)....and then if I had to grab another file, it would bring it inside PS while keeping all current windows active and left as there where.
Now the new CS6 treats this differently, the minimized windows are tabbed outside of the PS program into the windows taskbar....and if I open a new psd file in cs6, it will open just that one file live inside, while keeping the older minimized documents still in the taskbar ....which taking more time to see where in taskbar I need to grab image C to marry it up with what I just opened up live in CS6...
Hope this make sense..Ideally to have all windows stay within PS itself on minimize would be great....but might have to go with the TAB option as it seem that might not work anymore how it used to.
Use Window > Arrange > Consolidate All to Tabs in Photoshop to organize everything in one shot.
Try looking at Edit > Preferences > Interface > "Open Documents as Tabs" to make that permanent.
Right...that would be to set open windows as TABS...I am aware of that....might be left to do that...thanks for adding to this...I feel the newer OS and PS have a new way of doing it and I better learn to live with it