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Working with Interface Preferences

Working with the Interface preferences gives you control over whether Photoshop displays or hides user interface features. You can display some user interface elements in color. For example, you can show the Application icon in color or grayscale, show channels in color, or show selected menu items in user-defined colors. Interface preferences also allow you to show descriptive labels when your cursor is placed over an option, automatically collapse icon panels when you click away, and remember panel locations for the next use. You can also change the size of the text font on the Options bar, panels, and tool tips.

Work with Interface Options

  • yellow_circle-01.jpg Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, point to Preferences, and then click Interface.
  • yellow_circle-02.jpg Select the Interface options:
    • Screen Modes. Choose background and border colors for the three screen modes.

    • Use Grayscale Application Icon. Shows the application icon in grayscale or color.

    • Show Channels In Color. Allows you to view channels in the Channels panel in color.

    • Show Menu Colors. Displays menu items in user-defined colors.

    • Show Tool Tips. Shows labels when your cursor is placed over an option.

    • Auto-Collapse Iconic Panels. Automatically collapses icon panels when you click away.

    • Remember Panel Locations. Saves the panel locations.

    • Auto-Show Hidden Panels. (New!) Hidden panels will temporarily appear when you move your cursor to the edge of the application window.

    • UI Text Options. Click the UI Language list arrow to choose a default language, and then click the Font Size list arrow to select a size for interface fonts.

  • yellow_circle-03.jpg Click OK.
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