Long time Indesigner, just upgraded to CS5.5...and so far so good. Except for this one annoyance. IN CS3, which I have been using, a new ocument opens to the immediate right of the floating toolbox in upper left corner of my workspace. But in CS5.5, a new document window goes UNDERNEATH the tools, partially obscuring the rulers and small box in upper left that is used to drag the 0/0 measuring crosshairs to make new measurements. Sure, it is fine each time I open a new doc to (a) resize the window a little smaller so the lower right sizing grabber thingy is visible when I (b) grab the sidebar, pull the doc out a little ways, and then (c) use the lower right sizing grabber thingy to resize the doc window to my workspace so it is now pinned ot the right edge of the floating toobox. BUT SHOULD I REALLY HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME? Is this a new feature of some kind? Opening new docs in CS3 did not require this resizing dance each time, it is just annoying and a step backwards in useability.
MAJOR changes in the user interface between CS3 and CS5/5.5. I'm guessing you are on Mac as Windows users don't have as many options, but there is now something called the Application Frame and with that also comes tabbed windows like in a browser. Using the application frame, with or without tabbed windows, I think, solves this problem, but I'm a Windows user so I'm going on memory from other posts, and many Mac users seem not to like the application frame as it obscures the desktop.
Peter you were correct, this fixed the issue, thank you!