Only one image at a time in PS CS3. (Win XP Pro) Why?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by HowardG, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. HowardG

    HowardG Guest

    If I have more than one image open in Photoshop CS3 I cannot just go to
    Window and select one of the other images. I have to minimize the image
    currently on the screen to choose another image. Has anyone got a solution?
    HowardG, Jan 21, 2008
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Sounds like you are in full screen mode. Press the F key to rotate through
    the various window layout options.
    Mike Russell, Jan 21, 2008
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  3. HowardG

    HowardG Guest


    I tried the "F" key for every possibility. I am unable to select another
    image from the menu in any type of window.
    HowardG, Jan 22, 2008
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    Peter Guest

    How much memory do you have?
    What graphics card?
    Is it a discrete or integrated card?
    What OS?
    Peter, Jan 22, 2008
  5. HowardG

    HowardG Guest

    How much memory do you have?

    4 gigs
    Nvidia 7300 GS
    Win XP Pro
    HowardG, Jan 23, 2008
  6. Try Windows/Arrange and tile either vertical or horizontal

    Borge in sunny Perth, Australia
    nesredep egrob, Jan 23, 2008
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    Peter Guest

    Usually your symptoms happen when the machine is underpowered. Sounds like
    you have enough. I wonder if there is a file corruption lurking. PS is not
    releasing, or using all the memory it can. There are various ways of trying,
    I am guessing here though, but none should take a huge amount of time.

    The standard remedy is to delete preferences with PS. (see the help file for
    the correct procedure.)
    Check you preferences. Is there sufficient memory allocated to PS?
    Is there some background program grabbing your memory.
    Are your video drivers up to date. there is also the not very likely
    possibility of a driver conflict,
    I would also consider a virus scan using something like ETrust. I have a
    thing about not using Norton, which has been known to cause strange

    Past that I have run out of ideas.
    Peter, Jan 23, 2008
  8. HowardG

    hanknj1 Guest

    Benny, in another thread, suggested that I reset all my Photoshop
    preferences following these instructions:

    It worked perfectly. Photoshop is fully functional now.

    Thanks, Benny!
    hanknj1, Jan 23, 2008
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