I am not sure I am explaining this right. We all have our tools where we feel comfortable and the layout window for me needs to be within that space. But every new or opening existing files the layout window is full screen and I have to tab out tools and resize it every time I open a file. Is this a bug? Or has a setting changed since the last update? This is pretty much driving me mad, so please let me know if there is a work around. Thank you in advance.
Under the Window menu there is Application Frame, try unchecking it. I assume you have saved your desired Workspace? The Application Frame state is not included in a saved workspace
Thank you, yes I have a custom workspace. It was not checked when I checked it things became more "normal" for what I am accustomed to. Checking it with no open file should make it default, right? I suppose this is one of the things I lost when I had to trash my prefs last month. Thanks again for the right answer!