Ps CS4: Howto disable tabs?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MBX, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    My second question for disabling something annoying in CS4. Any idea?

    Tabs are really not useful in os-x with exposé.
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Amsterdam, NY
    I'm not quite sure what one has to do with the other. Tabbed windows can be moved wherever you want to place them and workspaces can be saved.
  3. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
  4. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    No, i don't want tabs at all! I know i can move them around and what not.

    Everytime i open a new file and image it puts it collects the images into tabs and in order to use os-x's exposé i have to drag each file out of the tabbed mode. Very very time-consuming and annoying.

    The tabs are even on when not using application frame. I have application frame switched off and using in normal mode. Still tabs!


  5. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    OOps. sorry found it: (switch off) collect files in tabs in preferences.
  6. mutley01 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2008
    Disable Tabs In Pc

    Thanks for posting the tip, but being in the totally wrong place, how do you do this in a PC version? There is nothing like that in preferences.

    What I have is Open Documents In Tabs, but turning off this doesn't solve the problem. It works when you open a document through "File/New...", but it doesn't work when I open a document/s. They all open in these SUPER ANNOYING TABS and it is just killing me softly, having to drag every single file...

    Please, help! Anyone...

    I HATE TABBING IN CS4:mad::mad::mad:

    Just to add, this problem happens only when you drag files into CS4! Any advice?
  7. mutley01 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2008

    I figured it out! For anyone looking for the answer:

    Drag your files onto an empty space on the Options Toolbar (here it will open them each in a new window), instead of dragging it onto an empty workspace (here it will tab all files).
  8. macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
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  9. SuiteJ macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2006
    Thanks so much for this! It was driving me nuts! lol

  10. mermaid2010 macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2010
    Cornwall, UK
    thank you x

    was drivingme nuts too, what a relief ;)

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