This just started happening a few months ago. I have a widescreen monitor and this was not a problem until recently. When I drag a .JPG file, a photo, or some document into Photoshop, instead of staying within the Photoshop program on my screen, the image while open in Photoshop moves way over to the left side of my whole monitor. Yes, I can drag it back to where I want it to be (where it always went before), but I don't understand why it is going over there. Must be some setting or preference that got changed, I guess, but I don't even know how to describe the problem or the correct terminology. I think it is more a Photoshop issue than a Windows issue, since no other program does this. Attached is a photo of the wide monitor. Photoshop itself is over to the right of center on the monitor, and the window I opened (the photo), is anchored up against the far left edge.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me. Regards, Mike
With your old version of PS (CS2?) this could easily be a math problem where the placemnt simply fails to calculate the values correctly because back then there were no such humungously large monitors. Other than that I would imagine it could be an issue with your graphics driver. Something along the lines of extended desktop vs. treating each sub-segment of your screen as a separate desktop. And of course there's any number of possibilities inbetween. Anyway, start by checking the properties of your screen and the PS app itself. Perhaps you simply need to enable a compatibility mode or enforcxe a specific dispaly mode/ window size to get correct behavior. Anything more would require precise system info and details about the settings, anyway. Impressive as the screen is, but teh photo doesn't realyl tell us anything.
Something I have just noticed is that my screen shot shows Function Key 5 set to its default Brush Settings. Most of my Function keys trigger Actions, with F5 selecting and resetting my most used Workspace, so it appears that for Function keys, at least, the shortcut shown in the menus is not necessarily accurate. The shortcuts shown in my previous screen shot are custom, and are accurate. I am not sure how useful this observation is, but knowledge is always good to have, and I shall be tucking it away in a tiny recess of my mind.