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Transparent workspace on Photoshop CC

Community Beginner ,
Dec 11, 2013

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Is it possible to make the workspace transparent on Photoshop CC?

So you are a Mac user, it seems …

Edit: I’m a Mac user myself, by the way.

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Window > Application Frame

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Transparent workspace on Photoshop CC

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Is it possible to make the workspace transparent on Photoshop CC?

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Edit: I’m a Mac user myself, by the way.

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Window > Application Frame

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What are you talking about – the Application Frame maybe?

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I mean the complete background of the application. On Photoshop CS4 and all the previous versions of PS, there has been no background, which enables you to see your desktop and all other applications you have running, which makes life 100 times easier to toggle from one application to another as you can see them without having to minimise Photoshop.

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So you are a Mac user, it seems …

Edit: I’m a Mac user myself, by the way.

Please check out

Window > Application Frame

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Brilliant, thanks very much!

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You’re welcome.

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Oh sheesh, thanks so much! This was driving me crazy.

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This has saved me so much frustration, THANK YOU!!!

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Thank you! This was driving me crazy!

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Thank you so much. This was driving me insane as well!

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Has anyone gotten this to work on the windows app? I can't seem to find "Application frame" under the "window" menu.
Recently switched from a mac and this is driving me nuts. Thanks.

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The windows version of photoshop always has the Application Frame "Enabled", so no, there is no way to turn the Application Frame off on windows.

The difference is how the operating system are put together sorta speak, since a lot of mac

apps traditionally had no application frame, while windows programs always had an application frame.

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Thanks to you and "Feierwoon", I thought this might be the case, but I just thought I'd check. I guess I'll just have to learn to deal, and wait until apple gest there act together again so I can switch back .  Appreciate your time!

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This is a OS limitation and not a PS option. In Windows, you never see the desktop through the application, but Mac user do, as long as there is no open document hiding the dt.

(question appart: this thread should be marked as answered!)

Regards,
Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer

I'm not an Adobe employee. All advice constitutes my own opinion. Use at your risk! 🙂

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Thanks to you and "R_Kelly", I thought this might be the case, but I just thought I'd check. I guess I'll just have to learn to deal, and wait until apple gest there act together again so I can switch back .  Appreciate your time!

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Posting a quick message to this thread because I ran into the same problem with Indesign 2017 and Photoshop 2017. Both had that dark grey "nothing loaded" background after you closed all your documents using Command W. This was distracting because if you had a pile of files on the desktop, you'd have to move this grey/empty Indesign or Photoshop window out of the way to be able to click the desktop icons.

Unchecking "Application Frame" on a Mac restored it to the previous way that Mac users are used to having, where the "application background" is transparent after you close all the files you've loaded.

My guess is that at some point Adobe made this Application Frame a default instead of an option.

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