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Why is the colour box not in the toolbar anymore?

New Here ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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Where is the colour box in PE 2022? I never know what colour I've got on anymore, and to choose a colour I have to open the colour swatch and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the colour chooser up - the only option to bring it up so I can put in a hex code is when I'm typing or making a shape. But if I'm using a brush then I'm stuck with the swatch. 

 

It just seems like a really stupid thing to have removed from the toolbar and I can't find how to fix it and I'm considering asking for a refund so I can buy PE 2021 instead and have my colour box back!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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What operating system are you using?

 

What screen resolution is your computer running?

 

Are you in the Expert mode as is shown in your provided screenshot?

 

Can you show us a screenshot of what your seeing in your version?

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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Hi, I'm using Windows 10. Display is 1366x768. i'm in expert mode and this is what I see:

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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See the system minimal requirements:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/system-requirements.html#pse15

 

You need 1280 x 800 otherwise the bottom of your display is truncated.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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It's never been an issue before. I was running 2021 until a month ago and that has the same requirment but the colour box was disaplayed fine. You can clearly see the tools are more spread out in 2022 for some reason.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Can you tell us more about your display resolution?

You can only display the whole tools menu bar if you have 800 pixels in heigth.

This is not an Adobe setting it's a Microsoft Windows display setting.

What is the 'recommended' resolution of your display?

Right click somewhere on the opening screen of your display and choose 'display settings'.

The change you have seen does not come from Adobe and all recent versions should behave the same way.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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The recommended settings are 1366x768 and I have never had this problem. I used 2021 on this laptop and on my work one with a smaller resolution and could always see the colour box. This is definitely a change in the programme. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Here even with the 1280 x 800 native display resolution on this MacBook Pro, pse 2022 doesn't fit.

 

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Compare that to pse 2021 on the same MacBook Pro.

 

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If on your windows 10 you hide the Taskbar, you should able to get the color chips in the Tools panel, but just barely.

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Thank you for this! Definitely nothing to do with my display. PE 2022 has changed the size/spacing of the toolbar.

 

How do I get rid of the task bar? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Right click on the Taskbar, click Taskbar settings, then click on Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode.

 

 

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1366x768

 

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Thanks, I moved the taskbar to the side. It's the best I can do unless Adobe fix the problem.

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