3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2014 7:21 PM by gener7

    Why do I have grey 'Mac' window bars when a document is floating, and how do I get rid of them?

    BonnySaintAndrew

      This is really annoying, as I'm used to working with the new black 'tabbed' look, but I find my PS now looks like this screen grab. How do I switch back to the black tabbed look for floating windows, rather than the Mac traffic lights?Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 20.39.35.png

        • 1. Re: Why do I have grey 'Mac' window bars when a document is floating, and how do I get rid of them?
          Jeff Arola Adobe Community Professional

          Which version of photoshop and mac os x are you using?

           

          As far as i know, floating document windows on the mac side are always grey no matter the the Color Theme selected in photoshop.

           

          Maybe you want tabbed document windows?

           

          Photoshop>Preferences>Interface>Open Documents as Tabs


          • 2. Re: Why do I have grey 'Mac' window bars when a document is floating, and how do I get rid of them?
            BonnySaintAndrew Level 1

            Thanks  - I'm using Photoshop CC 2014 on Yosemite.

             

            I do have the tabbed settings turned on as you show. My problem is I use the same version in work, on a PC. When a window is floating, the black tab style stays with it - I have to say I'm not 100% sure there is an issue, and this might be because I'm jumping between PC to Mac OS and got used to the PC version, but I was certain it behaved the same way on the Mac. The other thing I notice when the Mac window is floating is that it covers over the tool palette, and collapsing Photoshop to the Launcher leaves the image window open if it's floating, which I'm also sure didn't happen previously.

            • 3. Re: Why do I have grey 'Mac' window bars when a document is floating, and how do I get rid of them?
              gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I have Photoshop CC 2014 in Yosemite as well.

               

              If your Interface Preferences have "Open Documents in Tabbed Windows" checkmarked, it should do that without fail unless you uncheck the Application Frame ((under Window menu in PS) in which case documents open in Windows.

               

              Floating document windows will always have the gray bar, no matter the Color Theme you choose in Photoshop unlike Windows 7.

              However if you go in Mac System Preference > General and choose "Graphite" under appearance, it will turn off the "traffic light" look and leave you with gray/white window control buttons.

               

              If you minimize Photoshop in Windows, both PS and the Document Window will minimize, but in the Mac version, you can independently minimize the document window and the PS app. As far as I can see, there is nothing malfunctioning. Each OS has its' own way.

               

              Gene