P: Can't stretch palettes to full screen height in MacOS

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Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2014 Jan 08, 2014

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Currently, there seems to be a maximum height allowance on panels. Meaning that I can't get my Layers palette to run 100% of the height of my 1440 tall display.

I'd like to not have that restriction so I can use that whole height. It's not like that space below the panels is really usable in its current form. I guess I could just have more panels open to take up the space but that adds clutter and negatively impacts the effectiveness that a taller Layers palette could provide.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020
This should be fixed in the 21.1 update that went out last night.

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Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2014 Jan 08, 2014

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I'm showing Paths in the example image to hide the NDA stuff in the Layer names but you get the idea...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 08, 2014 Jan 08, 2014

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The maximum height restriction is 32000 pixels.
I'm not sure why you can't resize the palettes any taller.

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Explorer ,
Jan 08, 2014 Jan 08, 2014

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I mean... any ideas?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 08, 2014 Jan 08, 2014

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Nope, no ideas. We'll have to see if we can reproduce the problem (I haven't so far on my machines).

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014

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I have the same issue. Can't resize height to the span of the window... Maybe it should be noted that I'm using a MBPro with Retina, with two 30" displays attached. I can try moving the panel(s) to the other displays, but they still have a maximum height.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014

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Hmm, can you try it on that system without the external displays?
And are those Retina externals, or normal resolution?

So far I can't reproduce this on any of my systems, but I'm wondering if somehow we're getting bad information from the OS about the external displays. It might help if you could post the Help -> System Info section on the display sizes.

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Explorer ,
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014

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It's probably worth mentioning I was experiencing this on an external from a retina MBP, too. A Thunderbolt Cinema Display

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014

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On the MBPr, I was using Thunderboldt to iMac (Target Display Mode) and a Mini-DisplayPort to 30" Cinema Display. Also my "primary" screen (where my dock was placed, and primarily where I was using PS) was on the iMac display.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 31, 2014 Jan 31, 2014

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And which MacOS version are you using?

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Explorer ,
Feb 06, 2014 Feb 06, 2014

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I'm using 10.9.1 and am currently experiencing the issue

I'm also not able to stretch the Layers pallet past that height with something like Layer Comps below it — with the one below it expanded or collapsed

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New Here ,
May 12, 2014 May 12, 2014

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Just want to say I have the same issue, my layers palette won't go any higher than about 930 pixels. This is annoying as I've been used to using the whole height of my screen for layers, since I work with hundreds of layers when designing web pages.

I'm using an external 27" monitor at 2560x1440 and the MacBook is at max retina resolution (aka "more space"). My palettes are on the 27", but it doesn't help to move them to the MacBook screen, same max height.

Photoshop CC 14.2.1 64bit
Mac OS 10.9.2
15" MacBook Retina

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New Here ,
May 12, 2014 May 12, 2014

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FIXED - I think! The problem seems to be present only when I have the "application frame" active. But you can try this workaround:

1) go to the "Window" menu
2) 3rd from the very bottom, disable "application frame"
3) resize your Layers palette as needed
4) re-engage the "application frame" ... TA-DAAAAH!! 🙂

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2014 Sep 02, 2014

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This problem also applies to Windows versions of photoshop, but application frame is only an option in Mac version.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Same problem.

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Photohsop Version: 2014.2.0 Release

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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If you quit and restart Photoshop will they stretch correctly?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Still present in Windows 8 x64, latest photoshop.

Can see by making layers palette the only one in its column. It does not need to be attached to the frame. Same max-height is there.

No on restarting.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 12, 2015 Oct 12, 2015

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12 months later and Photoshop CC (2015) issue still persistent! Hallooo? Anybody there?

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Explorer ,
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019

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It's 5 years later. I haven't been using Photoshop as my main tool for years. Settling back into it, I'm getting into the groove again. Until this morning when I notice that I can't stretch my Layers palette all the way to the bottom of my screen. I google the problem, only to come upon my own post reporting the issue...

The good news is restarting Photoshop appears to fix the issue now.

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Explorer ,
Mar 14, 2019 Mar 14, 2019

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I don't think it fixed it 4 years ago... but it does fix it now

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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This should be fixed in the 21.1 update that went out last night.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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