The preset manager dialog is, and always has been, resizeable.
So I'm really not sure what you're referring to.
I am using CS5 on a pc and it is not resizeable -
I can only assume that this is another bug then.
Features that already exist Part 3.
You may indeed find that locating the edges of Panels to resize them has become a "camel through the eye of a needle" moment. But yes, it can in fact be done.
Ah, ok. That's a bit different.
The dialog does have a minimum size, determined by the combination of all preset types it displays, the buttons, the menu, etc.
You could change the display to use larger swatches.
But you aren't going to get the dialog any smaller.
In previous versions I could.
That is why I am requesting that the resize-smaller feature be reinstated.
There's really no obvious reason why it can't be, as it wouldn't affect the other preset windows.
In previous versions, it had fewer preset types, and fewer view types to deal with.
Yes, there are obvious reasons why it cannot be made smaller: because it has to fit all the preset types (it can go no smaller than the largest of the preset views). Yes, changing the dialog would affect the ability to switch among the preset types.
SIgh. No, you're still missing a lot of details in the preset views.
The dialog does not go smaller and it will not be going smaller - that change simply cannot happen because it would mess things up, even if you don't know all the details to understand why.
Well I can do a patronising *sigh* as well.
A big fat *sigh* at Adobe for employing someone like you who obfuscates the reasons behind the decision not to take my suggestion onboard.
Basically, what it could mess up is that some lengthy descriptor text for some preset might not get fully displayed (big deal).
The preset names have very little to do with it.
But you're still missing a lot.
That dialog cannot get that small again, end of story.
But that IS a big deal. No one would put up with that. Chris has been polite and clear about the reason this can't be done.
Obviously neither of you work with clut's.
It isn't that big a deal because you can resize the window out to display any hidden end of text descriptor.
When the preset manager was first sized in earlier versions of photoshop it was sized exactly so that the swatches displayed 16 across, as is correct.
But the sighing adobe employee has said NO, so there is no point continuing this "discussion".
Who says the way earlier versions of photoshop let you resize the preset manager smaller
than present versions is/was the correct way?
You should have posted a screenshot from an earlier version of photoshop.