How to fix the Photoshop CS4/Snow Leopard 'multiple images' bug

Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) generally play well together, but there's been one bug that has been really annoying me -- almost on a hourly basis. Well, I've just found a solution and if it riles you like it does me, you're going to want to hear this.

Since installing Mac OS X 10.6, when I drag multiple images onto the Photoshop CS4 icon on the Dock, often only one will open. Occasionally they'll all open in multiple tabs like I want them to, but mostly I'll have to drag them individually - or hit Apple-O and navigate to where they are like I'm using Windows in the 90s again (shudder).

Fixing this is remarkably easy if you know how. Go to Photoshop > Preferences > Interface and look under Panels and Documents and remember your current settings. Then turn off all of the check boxes, press OK, and quit Photoshop. Reopen Photoshop, go to Photoshop > Preferences > Interface and turn back on the ones you want. Job done. Open Documents as Tabs is the key one for tabbed image browsing.

It's often the small issues that bug you most, the issues that only cost you a few minutes -- but happen enough that those minutes build up over the month. So, I'm really glad to see the back of this one.

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