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When I use Photoshop to edit an image, and I "save for website", there is this window that is too big for my screen to show properly.

I'm wondering what solutions are there (I can't resize that window)

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That window cannot be re-sized, you really need to be running at a higher resolution. I'm guessing that's not really an option, though, so instead just auto-hide your Windows Task Bar:

  1. Right click anywhere on the task bar (the big grey bar at the bottom of your screen).
  2. Select "Properties".
  3. In the window that opens tick "Auto-hide the task bar".

That way you'll be able to see the contents of that window in Photoshop.

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so if something gets even bigger than my autohide taskbar i'd run out of luck? –  Pacerier May 17 '11 at 6:14
Unless the window can be re-sized, or easily moved, I'm afraid so :( –  Django Reinhardt May 17 '11 at 14:50

Just drag the image around so you can check all of it. The "Save for website" feature is not designed for large images. (For larger images you can preview what the output will look like by making sure the "Preview" checkbox is ticked when saving as .JPG, etc.)

Hope that's clear. In short: You can't resize that window, you have to drag the image around in it with the Hand tool.

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look at the image in my question. My problem is not that the image is too big, but rather the buttons in the window is covered (and this is the case for 1x1 pixel images or 10kx10k pixel images) –  Pacerier May 16 '11 at 2:57
Ok, see my other answer. –  Django Reinhardt May 16 '11 at 19:15

Yes it is related to the resolution in a lower/higher resolution it may not appear.

I used another trick,

  1. Just right click on task bar> uncheck Lock Taskbar
  2. Drag the task bar in the right or left side of your monitor.

And then you can easily see the SAVE button and other things.

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Looks like all you have left is the real estate the windows taskbar is using. Maybe the auto-hide will give you enough. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Show-or-hide-the-taskbar

Sadly, Adobe made that window a bit big for your resolution.

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so if something gets even bigger than my autohide taskbar i'd run out of luck? –  Pacerier May 17 '11 at 6:13
Yep - I don't think many graphics developers are expecting that resolution anymore. –  Kara Marfia May 17 '11 at 13:12

Assuming you're using Windows 7, you can press the ⊞ Win + ⇧ Shift + . This will stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

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the shortcut doesn't work for me, I'm using windows vista home premium –  Pacerier May 15 '11 at 19:16

Change your screen resolution to a higher number.

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it's currently at the highest I can set it to 1280x720 –  Pacerier May 16 '11 at 2:55
Okay, then it must be a limitation of your monitor or video card. You can try updating your video drivers or try using less than 32bpp color settings to see if it gives you more resolution. Otherwise, for the long term, you may want to upgrade. For the short term, see Kara Marfia's answer. –  Joe Internet May 16 '11 at 10:48

This window can't be changed or resized because it's a dialog box opened after clicking Save for web devices.

When you select this option you can't edit anything in the back, so this window comes up for saving your image with optimizations.

There is nothing you can do about the resolution or anything else. It's normal.

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I have the same problem and it is because of the screen resolution and I have never ran across any way to fix it. For me however, I just look and make sure the part that I can see has the settings right, I make sure when I put it all together things were good to go, so then despite not seeing the save button, it is already highlighted and only requires I hit the enter button. Thats been working for me anyway.

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