891 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2009 9:39 AM by D. Fraser
This is for CS4 since CS4 changed it's document management scheme. I've done a little experiment, not extensive but enough to have an idea.
In Illustrator, if you have the 'Open Documents As Tabs' checked (Preferences-->User Interface), it seems to work as it should. This is true if you have the Application Frame on and off. If the Tab preference is off, what you experienced in your post is what happens. This is also true if you have the Application Frame on and off.
Photoshop is a bit different. If the Application Frame is on, the documents open as you would expect regardless if you are using the Tabbed function. With the Application Frame off, opening documents work like you want it to only if you are using the 'Open Documents As Tabs' checked (Preferences-->Interface)
That is just my experiment. If you could, replicate what I have done let me know. I would like to know if this behavior is replicable.
I don't know if this is an Apple or Adobe issue because different applications behave differently. I tried another experiment: opening the same documents (opened in PS and AI) in Apple apps and other apps. If I open the docs in any Apple app (that I have), they exhibit a behavior that would expect, opens in the background. If I open docs in non-Apple apps, they exhibit different behaviors, ie Graphic Converter shows you that it is opening the document by showing the outline of the window in Genie Effect but does not actually show the window contents, and they open in the background.