- Using the Application frame
- Using tabbed document windows
- Arranging document windows
- Changing the zoom level
- Rotating the view
- Changing the screen mode
- Changing the color behind the image
- Configuring the panels
- Customizing the menus
- Saving workspaces
- Restoring the default workspace
- Using the Application bar
- Using the Options bar
Using tabbed document windows ★
Whether you’re a Windows or Mac OS user (with the Application frame showing or not), you can dock multiple open document windows as a tabbed group and display any document by clicking its tab. This will help keep them neatly organized and, best of all, readily accessible. If you become accustomed to working with the Application frame, you’ll naturally want to dock your documents as tabs anyway.
To dock document windows as tabs:
- Do any of the following:
- To dock a document window manually, drag its title bar to the tab area (or to the bottom of the Application or Options bar) of the Application frame or just below the title bar of another floating document window, and release when the blue drop zone bar appears.A (If this doesn’t seem to work, go to Preference > Interface, and check Enable Floating Document Window Docking, then try again.)
- If one or more documents are already docked as tabs and you want to dock all floating document windows into the Application
frame or into the currently active document window, right-click/Control-click a tab and choose Consolidate All to Here from the context menu.B–C
- To set a preference so all future documents that you open dock as tabs automatically, go to Preferences > Interface and check Open Documents as Tabs.
- To override the automatic docking function as you drag a panel, hold down Control.
- To cycle among open documents, press Ctrl-Tab/Control-Tab.
- In both platforms (in the Mac OS, whether the Application frame is displayed or not), you can float individual document windows (either right-click/Control-click a document tab and choose Move to New Window or drag the tab downward off the tab bar). We don’t recommend doing this when the Application frame is displayed, because every time you click in the frame, the floating windows will be obscured behind it. Use the Consolidate All to Here command to bring stray floaters back into the frame.
To float all open document windows:
- On the Arrange Documents menu on the Application bar, click Float All in Windows.