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Design Photoshop Foundations Workspace Basics Windows & Panels

Beverly Yates
Beverly Yates
2,558 Points

No application toolbar is visible. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for MAC.

How do I make this visible?

Joel Bardsley
Joel Bardsley
31,246 Points

Hi Beverly, I'm not sure if this will work for you as I'm using a different Photoshop version for Mac, but if you select 'Window' in the main toolbar at the top, check to see if 'Application Bar' or 'Options' is ticked. It should be near the bottom of the list if you have it.

2 Answers

Beverly Yates I forget what version of Photoshop the instructor said that she was using (I think she said either Photoshop 5 or Photoshop CC5), but it is clear that she is using a Mac.

I am seeing the same issue that you are talking about. Right now, I am using my Windows computer and the Application Bar is not visible, nor is there an option that I have seen to make it visible. This is either because it is an option available on Mac, or the version of Photoshop that you and I are using are later/newer versions. I just downloaded the newest version of Photoshop, which is Photoshop CC17. Since you posted your question a good eight months ago, I am sure the version you have is closer to what I have than what she is running in the course.

There are also a few other things that I see on her video that aren't showing in my version of Photoshop, such as the small "lines" that divide the tools into different functionality groups. In my version, they are all just lumped in together.

On the Mac you can show or hide it using the Window menu. Depending on your version it may be written Application Frame or Application Bar. Make sure it is ticked to show the Application bar.