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Resize Photoshop window that’s too big or off screen

Explorer ,
Jun 21, 2017 Jun 21, 2017

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I have this recurring problem with Photoshop, and possibly with the other CS applications too. Whenever I disconnect my 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K, Photoshop's window ends up being too large to show its grab-able title bar. I have not been able to figure how to solve this problem. It happens all the time, unless you purposely move Photoshop to the smaller MacBook monitor and resize it before quitting the application.

No zooming or toolbar reset or anything else will reset the window to its proper window boundaries.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Community Beginner , Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018
Click the Green Button on top of the window. If you can't see the green button, press the "F" key to put it into full screen - then press the Green Button. Note that when you just press the F key, you do get Full Screen but it is not resizable.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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It's the same in all adobe CC software I believe. I use "more space" always and now I got a After Effects project open that I can't scale down the window on. Adobe should put a "maximize to screen" button under window and problem is solved.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 24, 2019 Jul 24, 2019

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XXTwnz  wrote

I'm stunned to image what idiot designed and wrote PS so that it doesn't have any means to resize the main window to the size of the current display.  Instead they idiotically draw all of the operating system window management controls off the screen. They ignorantly assume that the size of the window from the last time you launched it would be the same next time.  It never occurred to Adobe that people might have a large monitor one minute and laptop screen the next

The trick is to power down the larger second display before disconnecting it. That allows Photoshop to transfer to the laptop screen.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Not all monitors can be powered down without unplugging, such as the now discontinued but still better than most Apple Thunderbolt.

 

Can someone claify the solution here...lots of good ideas, but the problem persists.

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2018 Sep 03, 2018

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Place your curser on the top of your window and gently move it until you see it become a double ended arrow. Then use the arrow to minimize your screen from the top by moving the top of the screen down. When your screen has become shortened enough,  then pull the window up toward the top of screen. This allows you to become able see the bottom edge of your window.

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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This didn't work for me, but when I hovered over the top right corner and used the arrow there it worked. We were all trained to pull from the bottom right corner for 30 years.

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New Here ,
Oct 10, 2018 Oct 10, 2018

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Click on the dark gray bar of the photoshop (just below the silver mac menu bar)  on the top of the window, then drag to the right. This will bring the red yello and green circles that we use to manage the window.

I had the exact same scenario and problem, and just figured out how can re-size window.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

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After updating InDesign to CS2019, the window was way off the bottom, leaving no way to resize it.  My screen Display Settings is set on 125% because that's where I get the best resolution for my needs.  So I reset the Display Settings to 100%, relaunched InDesign and it fit the window.  Then I grabbed the corner and made it way smaller. I quit the program, reset my Display Settings to 125% and when I relaunched the program window the was at the way too small size and I was able to resize it to the way I like it.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Click the Green Button on top of the window. If you can't see the green button, press the "F" key to put it into full screen - then press the Green Button.
Note that when you just press the F key, you do get Full Screen but it is not resizable.

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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THIS! Such an easy answer. Thank you so much!

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2019 Jun 15, 2019

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Okay so the way I "fixed" this is by right clicking the window, minimize to symbol, click the symbol (which for me gave me a smaller window that was on screen), resize it, maximize and DONE. I dont know that this will always work but it worked for me. I'd like to add. adobe xxxxxxxxx

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019

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window-resize.png

 Put your cursor over the window bar (so it turns to the ma-bob shown). Resize. Done. Both Apple and Adobe are legacy product companies, which is meh.

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2020 Aug 22, 2020

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None of the options on this forum worked for me, when the PS6 window got inot position with the red yellow and green buttons just off one of my two screens. WHAT DID WORK: I went into Apple System Preferences>Displays and checked the box for screen mirroring. This forced the window back into position on the screen. I centered it, went back into Syst Prefs and unchecked; all good.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 06, 2020 Nov 06, 2020

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I can't find the green button.  Photoshop window so big I can't re-size the only way I know how, by dragging the corner with my mouse.  I can't get to the corner because for some reason, my Photshop (the latest version) is way too big.  Going crazy.  Thanks for any guidance you may be able to provide.  Can't work!!!

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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I belive this is related to the external display, but just guessing based on what I read here. I have a MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt Apple display running Catalina and share this issue with all Adobe apps. I've tried many many "fixes" listed here to no end. Any support is appreciated.

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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My issue was a little different. After unplugging from external monitor, my Adobe application windows (PS, AI, ID) would be off screen to the side of my laptop screen, and hard to move it over into my view just to get the green dot in the top left corner. In the past, I would double-click the top bar and it would fit to screen. Now with the Big Sur update, you have to specify this action in dock settings. Wanted to share for anyone having the same issue.

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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@Lacey Blair Can you please specify where this is located and the OS? Thanks!

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Sure! Big Sur 11.2.3 is the current OS I'm running.
This setting is under: System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar

 

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New Here ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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You can try going to Display in the Mac OS Settings. Click the sclaed for resolutiona and play with the different sizes in order for the green button and moveable window to appear. Then set it back to default and you can still see the green button and have a moveable window.

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