Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Auto-Show Hidden Panels

InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop let you to hide and show all your panels by hitting the Tab key (as long as you're not typing/editing text). In Flash Professional you do the same thing with the F4 key.

In the CS4 or CS5 versions of these products, if you ctrl-click (Mac) or right-click (Windows) on the top of any panel, and choose Auto-Show Hidden Panels, then, when you hide the panels, you can temporarily reveal them by hovering with your mouse over the thin vertical gray bar at the left or right sides of the window.

If you you don't have the Application Frame turned on (Window > Application Frame), you'll need to slam your mouse into the right or left side of the screen to make the vertical gray bar appear.

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