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Having recently moved from Windows to Mac, the transparent application background in Photoshop for Mac is driving me a little bit bananas. Is there a way to give the application itself a gray background like it has in Windows?

All of my searches on this topic come back with tutorials on how to add a gray background to a Photoshop file, not the application itself.

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Window Menu > Application Frame

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Brilliant!!!!!! – Michael Sep 23 '10 at 19:34
Wow, was it that simple? Thanks! – vrutberg Apr 7 '11 at 17:17
Thank you thank you thank you! I switched to Mac this weekend and this was driving me insane. I can't imagine anyone using the program with the transparent background - it is so distracting! – user114055 Jan 17 '12 at 14:34
@MaryAnn that's how gimp is set up, and it really threw me off when I started using it. You do get used to it. – Rob May 2 '12 at 19:17
Thanks that was driving me nuts. I just made the switch to Mac. – Adam Youngers Apr 17 '14 at 18:32

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  3. Profit.

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