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Now, I'm a huge fan of opening my documents as tabbed documents across the top, but if you want to turn them off, let me show you how. I'm going to show you the first two images in Bridge, and I'll select the first one, hold down the Cmd key on Mac or Ctrl key on Windows, and then click on the second one to select it. And then I'll use that same keyboard shortcut, Command on Mac or Control on Windows, and tap the O key in order to open these. You can see that they've opened up as tab documents. I can use the Control key, and that's the same keyboard shortcut on both platforms, and the Tab key in order to move through them.
I can also use the window menu, then move to arrange, and come down to float all in windows to float these. If this is the preferred way that you want to view your images, you can change your preference so that they'll always appear this way. In order to do this, we'll use the Photoshop menu on the Mac, or Edit menu on Windows. Select preferences, and then come down to interface. In order to open your documents as floating or cascading, we'll want to uncheck this option here. We'll click OK, and then we can return back to Bridge and double-click on the third image in order to open it.
You'll notice that this third image came in cascading or floating. It's not tabbed to the top. I can, however, still dock or tab more than one image together. If I click in the title bar and then position my cursor on top of another image, you'll notice that there's that solid turquoise rectangle. If I release my mouse right now, you can see that these two documents are tabbed together. So I'm basically tabbing documents in a floating window.
If I don't want that to happen, I can return on the Mac to the Photoshop window. On Windows, go to the Edit menu and then Preferences and Interface. If I uncheck the Enable Floating Document Window Docking, then when I click OK, you'll notice that if I remove this by dragging the tab out, I can no longer dock these together. And in fact, if I return to bridge and we double click on this fourth image, You'll notice that it comes up floating.
It does not come in tabbed. Alright, let's go ahead and close all of these documents, by selecting File and then Close All. Since I prefer to have my panels all tabbed, I'm going to select the Photoshop menu one more time, with the Edit menu on Windows. Come down to preferences, and then select interface, and I will enable both of these options by checking them both on. Because I find that if I leave them off and my images are cascading, one on top of another, sometimes it's difficult for me to find the images that are behind the other floating windows.
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