Quick Tips

Getting Rid of Tabs

Photoshop CS4 defaults to opening multiple documents as tabs in a single window. To open your images in separate windows as in prior versions, press Command-K (PC: Ctrl-K) to open your Preferences, click Interface from the list on the left, turn off both the Open Documents as Tabs and Enable Floating Document Window Docking checkboxes, and click OK. You'll still be able to combine two documents into a tabbed window by pressing the Control key (PC: Right-click) after you start dragging the title of one document and dropping it onto another.



  1. Pat Stockey 25 February, 2010 at 14:43 Reply

    Thank you for that tip!
    I see no appreciable purpose for that new tab feature and it makes working with multiple documents very confusing, not to mention if you don’t pay attention, you lose all the work you just finished on one document when closing another document without saving the one you don’t need to save.
    It’s an awful feature.

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