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Elements 12 color swatch docking issues

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Jul 19, 2020

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My 5 year old laptop died.  Boy do I hate change and love standardization.  But that's not relevant to this post. 

 

I have Elements 12 (and thought I had 13, did I digitally upgrade and now lost that upgrade?  This is why I like discs) and the color swatch panel won't dock.  In the set up on the old computer, I recall having this issue but must have found a solution online.  However, I must not be wording it the same as I can't find any videos for this.  Too outdated, probably.  

 

Yesterday, my first Elements session on the new laptop, I couldn't even move the panel, it would snap back to where it spawned.  I did do an update and today I can move it, but still can't dock it. 

 

I had it set up so that the swatches were on the right and the layers were conneceted, on the left, of the swatches panel.  I'm hoping, with someone's help, I can acheive that again.

 

I did a search here but probably am not wording it correctly to get proper information.

 

I thank you in advace for your friendly assistance. 

Darcy

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Elements 12 color swatch docking issues

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Jul 19, 2020

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My 5 year old laptop died.  Boy do I hate change and love standardization.  But that's not relevant to this post. 

 

I have Elements 12 (and thought I had 13, did I digitally upgrade and now lost that upgrade?  This is why I like discs) and the color swatch panel won't dock.  In the set up on the old computer, I recall having this issue but must have found a solution online.  However, I must not be wording it the same as I can't find any videos for this.  Too outdated, probably.  

 

Yesterday, my first Elements session on the new laptop, I couldn't even move the panel, it would snap back to where it spawned.  I did do an update and today I can move it, but still can't dock it. 

 

I had it set up so that the swatches were on the right and the layers were conneceted, on the left, of the swatches panel.  I'm hoping, with someone's help, I can acheive that again.

 

I did a search here but probably am not wording it correctly to get proper information.

 

I thank you in advace for your friendly assistance. 

Darcy

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I moved your post to a better forum. From Ps to Ps Elements.

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In Editor, have a look in the Window menu. Is "color swatches" checked?

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Darn, I didn't get notification that someone responded.

Found the problem.  Go to the lower right More area and select custom work space.  Yay!  

Now I can return here and see what to do the next time my computer dies. 

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