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How do I close the workspace window in Mac?

New Here ,
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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In the past entering command-w would close everything but now it only closes the file I'm working on. How do I get back to my desktop without having to additionally click the red button at the top left of the workspace window?

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Adobe Employee , Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021
Ok, Command +H will hide Photoshop and you will be back at your desktop.... try that and let us know. The first time you try this it will ask you if you want to use this shortcut to hide Photoshop, you can say yes and that should be it.  You can also create your own shortcut if you wanted here:

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Turn off the application frame.

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Okay, how do I do that?

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Okay I found it under Windows. However it doesn't close the "frame" (usually defined as something like a picture frame) it only closes the area within the frame so my file is floating around over my desktop. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 14, 2021 Sep 14, 2021

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Hi Woody16B8,

Are you trying to close as in quit the entire application, or are you trying to minimize?  Command + W does close the file you are working on and returns the home page, but are you looking for some other function?

Here is the entire list of shortcuts in case you want to file this away for future needs:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

 

Let me know if I missed your goal and will be happy to help further.

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I don't want to go back to my home screen, I want to return to my desktop with a keyboard command.

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Ok, Command +H will hide Photoshop and you will be back at your desktop.... try that and let us know.

 

The first time you try this it will ask you if you want to use this shortcut to hide Photoshop, you can say yes and that should be it.  You can also create your own shortcut if you wanted here:

CoryShubert_0-1631643411238.png

 

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