I can't reproduce a problem. The only thing I can't do is resize a palette that it is in a group with below it's minimum size (which is how it is supposed to work).
Thanks for the reply, Chris.
Did you fail to reproduce it with my OS? I don't know if that would be significant or not. I haven't tried relaunching my system yet but I will tomorrow, just in case that makes a difference. Do you have any other suggestions?
I tried 10.7.5, 10.8.5 and 10.9.5 (10.10 is too buggy to bother with just yet). And I can't reproduce what you reported.
Can you post a screen shot showing all the palettes?
I just discovered that I can size the History panel up, but not down (though it moves in a very jerky manner). It won't go narrower than what you see in the screen shot. You can also see that I was able to downsize the Layers panel. (Rebooting my iMac made no difference, by the way.)
Also, before updating CC, I was able to pop out just the History panel or just the Brush panel. Now, whatever panels I have anchored to the Layers panel pop out together. I assume this is by design?
It can't go narrower, because you have it in a column with brushes that can't go any narrower.
And it can't go much taller because of the minimum size of the panels underneath.
You can still pull the panels out individually, and rearrange them however you wish.
Thanks, Chris, that was it.
So now I'm left with this question: Why does upgrading PS CC change one's settings? Before upgrading, those panels acted independently; they weren't in a singular column. And that's not the only change I've noticed since upgrading this morning: when I first launched PS, none of my panels displayed at all. It wasn't till I turned on Window–Application Frame that I saw the panels; and then I had to turn off the App Frame again, since I don't like it. Another change: My crop transparency setting was back to the 75% default, instead of the 95% I had changed it to. At least this upgrade didn't wipe out all my 3rd party plug-ins which happened when I originally upgraded to CC 2014!!
Anyway, thank you very much for helping me straighten this out!
Upgrading doesn't change your settings.
But if you had CC, then upgrading to CC 2014 means you are starting with new settings in the new version.
That's not my experience. While upgrading from pre-2014 CC to CC 2014 did indeed wipe out settings, so did — but to a lesser extent — upgrading from CC 2014 (whatever the last version was) to CC 2014.2.1. All I lost this time (as far as I know so far) were workplace settings and some tool settings. It was definitely NOT a seamless upgrade or I would never have needed to start this thread in the first place!
Nothing was wiped out -- you installed a completely new version, so it used default settings.
Sorry, I used an imprecise term.
I understand that 2014 was a new version (although that fact wasn't made entirely clear up front). But are you saying that 2014.2.1 is also a new version, not an update??
2014.2 is an update, not a new version.
Nothing is wiped out when doing simple updates within the same version.
(except one time where a bug reset prefs - but that was fixed within a few days)
If a simple update (2014.2) doesn't wipe out anything, then why were the following changes made when I first launched PS after updating to 2014.2.1?
1) No panels at all displayed in my work space. (I'd had a whole bunch open beforehand, much like you see in the screen shot above.)
2) The transparency of my Crop tool was back at the 75% default instead of the 95% I had set it for.
Sure seems to me that a few settings were changed during the update. What other explanation could there be?