Photoshop CS5 Windows Setting?

I just upgraded to CS5 and whenever I create a new window or open a new file it opens it as another “tab” on top of the current file I’m working on. Is there a way to make it they way it used to be where it would just create a new window. I tried dealing with it for a week but this thing pisses me off since nothing I work on is usually the same size and/or in the same zoom lol. I couldn’t find a setting for this anywhere, anyone know what I’m talking about? Thanks.

Hi MAMiller5, welcome to SitePoint! :slight_smile:

I’m not sure how to change that as a preference, but let’s say you have two documents open and want them separate, you can just drag one of the tabs away from the other and the two documents become detached, floating in their own windows.

Yea I figured that out but it would just be nice if there was a setting for every file to open in it’s own window.

OK, just found this (you might have to do this program by program):

In Photoshop, go to:

Preferences > Interface and uncheck

  • open documents as tabs
  • enable floating document window docking

You are my new favorite person ralph…I can’t believe I’ve looked through the settings for like an hour and couldn’t notice those two little options.