Photoshop window does not fit on my laptop screen. How do I resize to the smaller screen?

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Photoshop window does not fit on my laptop screen. How do I resize to the smaller screen?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 05, 2014 May 05, 2014
Photoshop Window Menu > uncheck then recheck Application Frame.

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May 05, 2014 May 05, 2014

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What is your screen resolution?  Does it meet the Photoshop minimum screen size requirements?

Adobe Photoshop CC for Mac, Windows, PC - Tech specs

-Noel

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Noel,

Screen resolution is 1680 x 1050. I was last working in photoshop on my

second monitor and for some reason it died on me (another issue). So when I

open photoshop on my laptop it is sized to fit my larger monitor.

Thanks,

Debra

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Can you reach the Workspaces selector at the upper-right?

Can you get to the Window menu?  You could try resetting the Essentials workspace via the Window - Workspace menu.

-Noel

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Noel,

I reset the workspace to essential, doesn't resize the window.

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Does your system still think the larger monitor is present?  Maybe you you need a reboot?

-Noel

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I have rebooted, several times. I went into system preferences - displays

to make sure that it is no longer recognized.

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If you have a Mac, just toggle the green button in the upper-left hand corner.

Windows: see this article How to Use the Keyboard to Move or Resize a Window that is Too Big for the Screen

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I tried that - still too big.

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Mac or PC?

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Mac

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Photoshop Window Menu > uncheck then recheck Application Frame.

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Thanks! That worked.

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Remember that one.

Gene

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Apr 16, 2017 Apr 16, 2017

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how do you fix the issue for it being to big on a pc screen? it doesnt even show me some of the menus that you cant resize  its so big

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2017 Apr 16, 2017

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What is your screen resolution? Two common fixes are to increase the screen resolution in the Window's Control Panel and to decrease the UI Scaling in Edit > Preferences > Interface in Photoshop.

Note that Photoshop requires a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 (1280 x 800 recommended).

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Apr 16, 2017 Apr 16, 2017

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oh my god!! you are amazing Barb!! Its all fixed now! thank you so much!

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Apr 16, 2017 Apr 16, 2017

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Glad to be able to help, Jack.

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Sep 05, 2016 Sep 05, 2016

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Thank you so, so very much! You just solved a problem that had been creating challenges for me! I am so grateful to you!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2017 Feb 04, 2017

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This has not been answered for me. Here is what worked for me in Photoshop CC

Edit---menus--application menu---click on fit on screen and --fit artboard on screen

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Feb 04, 2017 Feb 04, 2017

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Missed out a step  Edit Menus--application menu--scroll down to view--expand it the fit on screen etc

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2019 Dec 20, 2019

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This works on windows 10 maybe on Mac too: Change resolution in the OS and change it back. Resizes the PSCC window to fit the desktop resolution.

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Aug 24, 2020 Aug 24, 2020

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this has been bugging me for years and never knew a simple solution. Thank you!

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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thanks so much for the answer "check-off the  Windows > Application Frame"  

Was camping near White Sands. Had tons of great fotos that I, luckily, worked on in Bridge/Raw.  Could not fix the problem 'cause no internet. Had to wait to get home to work on them on my big screen. 

 

This is a typical major problem with a tiny solution.  

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