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Nov 07, 2009

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I'm using PS CS3. I don't remember changing any settings, but all of a sudden when I open any Photoshop file, the "extras" (gridlines) are showing. I can hit the keyboard shortcut to turn it off, but I have to do that each time I open a file...which is pretty annoying. I looked through my preferences and can't seem to find anything that would cause this to happen. Any ideas on how I can make the extras stop showing on startup?

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I realize this thread is old but I came across it because I was having the same problem in PS CS3 (which doesn't seem to have the CS4 icon referred to in the previous reply).

Unchecking 'View > Extras' also had not worked for me.  The grid would still re-appear when subsequently opening an image.

In my case, what seemed to be forcing the grid to show up on every image load was that the 'View > Show > Grid' option was checked.  Unchecking it resolved the problem for me.

So, recapping, to avoid the grid showing up when loading an image:

View > Show > (uncheck) Grid

I haven't checked but I'm guessing the same behaviour would apply to other 'Extras' set to show in the View > Show command while the Extras command is checked.

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Disable extras on startup

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Nov 07, 2009

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I'm using PS CS3. I don't remember changing any settings, but all of a sudden when I open any Photoshop file, the "extras" (gridlines) are showing. I can hit the keyboard shortcut to turn it off, but I have to do that each time I open a file...which is pretty annoying. I looked through my preferences and can't seem to find anything that would cause this to happen. Any ideas on how I can make the extras stop showing on startup?

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Correct answer by qumi | Community Beginner

I realize this thread is old but I came across it because I was having the same problem in PS CS3 (which doesn't seem to have the CS4 icon referred to in the previous reply).

Unchecking 'View > Extras' also had not worked for me.  The grid would still re-appear when subsequently opening an image.

In my case, what seemed to be forcing the grid to show up on every image load was that the 'View > Show > Grid' option was checked.  Unchecking it resolved the problem for me.

So, recapping, to avoid the grid showing up when loading an image:

View > Show > (uncheck) Grid

I haven't checked but I'm guessing the same behaviour would apply to other 'Extras' set to show in the View > Show command while the Extras command is checked.

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Save a file after you turn it off and they should stay off for next time!

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Nope, that doesn't work. I've been opening a file, turning it off, working on and saving the file. When I reopen anything at all in Photoshop, that setting is always on.

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The same prob. I have in my CS5, but I solved that. Go to Vew - Show - And disable all grids and so on. Next time u wont see them. Just everytime I open any image, extras is still marked in View tab..

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Have you tried trashing your prefs yet (after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences You’ve changed)?

Other than that a fairly convoluted workaround could be to Insert the Menu Item Grid in an Action and link that to Open Document in Script Events Manager, thus toggling grid visibility on any open.

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I searched around and found up on the menu bar in cs4 is the icon for view extras. I unchecked the show grids and that is what turned it off for me.  The icon looks like the corner of the window when the rulers are showing and is to the right of the BR (launch Bridge - which I love) button. Hope it helps the next person. I turned the grid on a couple of days ago. Flighty artist.

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I realize this thread is old but I came across it because I was having the same problem in PS CS3 (which doesn't seem to have the CS4 icon referred to in the previous reply).

Unchecking 'View > Extras' also had not worked for me.  The grid would still re-appear when subsequently opening an image.

In my case, what seemed to be forcing the grid to show up on every image load was that the 'View > Show > Grid' option was checked.  Unchecking it resolved the problem for me.

So, recapping, to avoid the grid showing up when loading an image:

View > Show > (uncheck) Grid

I haven't checked but I'm guessing the same behaviour would apply to other 'Extras' set to show in the View > Show command while the Extras command is checked.

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This worked!

Thank you

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Unchecking "Show Grid" worked for me. See above for instructions.

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life saving help! 🙂

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Thank you!

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Direction: 

View > Show > (uncheck) Grid

This will work if other solutions have not. Thanks to all the community for solving this.

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I have the exaqct same problem. When I open a file, the grid shows up automatically ALL the time. I can turn it off with CNTRL-H but that's really annoying when I'm working with a large number of images. The solution above doesn't work. I uncheck, open a new file and the grid shows up again. HELP!

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