6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2012 5:38 PM by BasicBear2

    My tool bar and Layers pallet are behind my free floating files how do I get them on top?


      I have been a Photoshop CS user for about 13 years...I recently downladed CS5 to try it before I buy it. I've been a CS3 user for 3 or 4 years now. I love Photoshop but other than Photoshop I am not a very savvy computer user. So please bear with me as I try to explain my problem.


      When I open PSCS5 it fills my computer screen completely  and looks like this: A thin 1/2 inc strip on teh left that holds my "tools", a wider 2 inch strip on the right that holds "Layers, Channels, Paths" and a 1 1/2 inch strip on the top, then a big work area in the middle.


      I usually have 2- 12X12 300 dpi new files open AND 10-15 photos or scrapbook elements and papers open to work on at any one time.


      In prior versions of CS the tool strip and layer pallets strips were ALWAYS on top so I could access them no matter how much was open on the screen. In CS5 I keep burying them and have to dig them out to use them. When I use "Float All in Window", which I need, using Tabs does not allow me to see everything I need to see to work on documents, how do I get the tools and layers on TOP only?


      THANKS for listening...I hope you can help!