I can make it shorter - that's all.
Can you make it taller so that we can see what it is?
It looks like the bottom of a window from another app showing from behind Photoshop, or a collapsed panel hidden behind the Layers panel. Maximising the Photoshop window would fix the first, and resetting the workspace the second. Most panels will not collapse as flat as that, so possibly a third party add-on or Extension.
If those ideas don't help, then I am stuck for the moment. What hardware is this?
Sorry, work slammed me.
No, I can't make it taller - if I could I could read it and perhaps access the button to close it. It's certainly part of Photoshop as it disappears with the pallets when you click on the desktop and it reappears when you click on photoshop. I have reset the workspace and created new workspaces. It's in all of them. If I go down the drop down from the Window and turn off every single palette it's still there. It was there in CS5, there in CS6 and there in CC15 and CC16. It's been there when I had a tower and through three laptops.
It's persistence is creepy. You can see how I've dealt with it over the years by the multiple workspaces I've created. It's usually there, minimized and off in the corner so I it won't bug me. I've asked a dozen assistants and digital techs and they can't figure it out. The fact that it persists through multiple upgrades is strange.
So strange. Is there an extension running, or some sort of plug-in?
The only one I'm running is Portraiture by Imagenomic. Not sure if there's a way to turn it off.
One thing I did notice is that I can't find it when I activate the default Adobe "photography" workspace. I suppose I could delete all my workspaces - most are variations on a double screen layout - and then start from scratch with that and save a new space. Haven't tried that but that might be worth trying.
Hmmm. I don't know Portraiture but I do know Photoshop. I've used all the versions you have listed, and taught lots of folks on those versions (Mac and Windows) and never see that bar. The fact that it keeps appearing after upgrades makes me suspect the plugin-in and not your workspaces.
But just to confirm, try:
- Window > Workspace > Essentials
- Window > Workspace > Reset Essentials
Is it still there?
Here's the support page for Imagenomic. I would check with them, just to rule it out.
It would be very helpful if you could come back and let us know if you find out it is related to the plug-in.
Tried resetting the Essentials - nope. Still there.
I'll try Imagenomic.
I'm very curious to hear what they have to say.
So they helped fix it but it had nothing to do with them or their plug in.
Our plugins don't even exist in memory while Photoshop is in an active state.
Our plugins have to be called by Photoshop and we don't generate any type of floating menus or toolbars as our plugins are windowed apps.
I'd suggest you delete your Photoshop preferences on your next Photoshop load and/or update your video drivers.
Also, if your mac has a discrete/integrated video card combo this has been known to cause graphics issues like yours.
This Apple KB goes into how it works:
I use this small app on my MBP's from time to time to manually switch from integrated to discrete:
It was the deleting photoshop's preferences that seems to have done the trick. It had the fringe benefit of resetting the palettes to a nice dark gray which I must have forgotten was possible.
So there you go - a mystery for the ages solved.
PS: In case this ever comes up again...
Resetting Photoshop's Preferences (All Versions)
To reset Photoshop's preferences using the first method (which works with all versions of Photoshop), the first thing we need to do is quit Photoshop. To do that, on a Windows PC, go up to the File menu in the Menu Bar along the top of the screen and choose Exit. On a Mac, go up to the Photoshop menu in the Menu Bar and choose Quit Photoshop:
Then, with Photoshop closed, press and hold Shift+Ctrl+Alt (Win) / Shift+Command+Option (Mac) on your keyboard and relaunch Photoshop the way you normally would. Just before Photoshop opens, a message will pop up asking if you want to delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file (which is your Preferences file). Choose Yes. Photoshop will then open with all of your preferences restored to their default settings:
Wow. First of all, thanks for coming back to let us know, Gregor. Preferences can become corrupt and we do recommend trashing them when an application is flakey. Corrupt preferences does not make sense when you say this, though:
It was there in CS5, there in CS6 and there in CC15 and CC16. It's been there when I had a tower and through three laptops.
I can't imagine how the preferences file on 4 separate versions and three different computers did the same exact same yet unique-to-you thing.
But, all that musing aside, yay! I'm so glad it's gone. Happy weekend to you.