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Current Document Tabs Disappeared

Engaged ,
Sep 28, 2016

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Hi,

I've noticed a couple of times in illustrator recently my current document tab has disappeared (with/without images below).  When I quit the application and re-open it, it comes back, but it's starting to happen more often.  Is there anyway to show the document tabs without having to quit the application?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Or as I think about it, more likely, you have moved into Full Screen with Menu bar, which happens from this button or by simply tapping the letter F. Tap F until the tab bar returns.

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Current Document Tabs Disappeared

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Hi,

I've noticed a couple of times in illustrator recently my current document tab has disappeared (with/without images below).  When I quit the application and re-open it, it comes back, but it's starting to happen more often.  Is there anyway to show the document tabs without having to quit the application?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

with.jpg

without.jpg

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Or as I think about it, more likely, you have moved into Full Screen with Menu bar, which happens from this button or by simply tapping the letter F. Tap F until the tab bar returns.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_007.png

This versus:

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_008.png

this:

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_009.png

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I wonder if the file is undocking and sliding behind the toolbar and control panel? Next time it happens try clicking this button on the Application bar.

Arrange Documents button > Consolidate All (to tabs)

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This is the one that worked for me. Just wish this was available in the menu system instead of scrolling, clicking and pausing on icons

 

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Or as I think about it, more likely, you have moved into Full Screen with Menu bar, which happens from this button or by simply tapping the letter F. Tap F until the tab bar returns.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_007.png

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Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_008.png

this:

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3ss_009.png

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Ah yes, this is what is doing it.  I seemed to have gotten into the habit of subconsciously lightly tapping my index finger on my left hand up and down when drawing with my tablet with my right hand. 

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Ah ha! Well, recognizing that behavior is the critical first step to changing it... I watch my students do so many unconscious little things while I'm teaching—that they swear they didn't do. It's human nature. Good for you for figuring it out on your own.

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thanks! it really helps

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