Photoshop on Mac vs Win7 question

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Albert de Bruijn Contributing Member • Posts: 724
Photoshop on Mac vs Win7 question

Hope someone can help.

I recently switched from Windows 7 to a Macbook Book Pro.

I have an issue with the way Photoshop presents itself on the Mac vs. Windows.
FYI, I run Photoshop 5.1.

On Windows 7, Photoshop has a grey background that obscures whatever is open underneath.

On the MBP however, Photoshoip does not have this grey background and you can see whatever lies behind it. As a result, I often get confused as whatever is open can clearly be seen (and clicked, which refocuses the active application). The Photoshop menu bar, the tool box and palettes are just "floating" on the screen.

I LOVE the new MBP, but this is starting to drive me to distraction and was hoping there is a setting somewhere that can alter this behavior.
However, I have not been able to find such a setting.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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