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Photoshop: Why does the Windows version of Photoshop feature a background while the Mac version doesn't?

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Why does the Windows version of Photoshop feature a background while the Mac version doesn't?

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The Mac version of Photoshop CS4 and CS5 does allow for an application background, but it is off by default. To enable the application background to help hide other applications and the desktop while working in Photoshop, choose Window>Application Frame.

In Photoshop CS6, this on by default now. You can disable it the same way - choose Window>Application Frame.

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Because having a background is normal for applications on Windows, and not on Macintosh.

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On CS5 and older I have always been able to view the windows of other programs running behind PS.
On CS6 it is now the solid dark colour background and I have to cmd-tab or go to the dock to switch programs rather than it being transparent.

Is there a menu option that I have missed to get it back to the transparent look of old?

I am on a mac.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop CS6 Full Screen window on mac.