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Fri, Dec 9, 2011 4:23 PM

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Photoshop: Constrain document windows in tabbed workspace

In a nut shell, in tabbed workspace when we drag images from their tabs over a working image the window from the new tab covers up the working image. The one that is pulled down has a large amount of gray border dimension outside of the actual image. If this grey border could be eliminated and just have the window surround only the image, the window would not be so big and cover the working image.This is happening only with cropped images. as per picture below. the window that is over the working image was cropped first and then dragged down.

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10 y ago

Yup. Interesting. I can see this. Photoshop treats the size of the undocked window as if it's been uncropped. On Mac, the workaround is you can click the green (+) button on the document window to snap it to the cropped bounds. I didn't see an equivalent for Windows - but you can turn on "Resize Windows To Fit" for the zoom tool and hit cmd/ctrl + or - to get it to snap to the cropped bounds.

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10 y ago

Well, yes, I could do those steps. I currently just carefully align the cursor on the edge and shrink it. It really doesn't need to be done. But one of those quirky "wish it was perfect kind of things" wish. It's not do or die but after a few thousand times it's like torture when you just want to drag and drop. I've found that if I drag the tab to open over the working document prior to cropping there is no issue. So I am just retraining my hand to do that. It feels clunky, but only because I was going through and cropping the tabbed images first then going back and dragging and dropping them. So if they fix it, great. If not, not the end of the world.

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10 y ago

If you crop while the Window is floating, it will also properly resize. Also, if the crop was the last think you did before undocking the image window, just click Ctrl/Command+z twice. This will undo the crop and then redo it. When the crop is reapplied, it will also correctly resize the window. Just a couple more work around ideas.