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I don't know what setting changed, but every time I start up Photoshop 7 for Windows, View → Extras is checked, and a grid overlay appears on the image pane.

I'd like to set the default to View → Extras being unchecked / unticked when I start Photoshop.

There does not appear to be an obvious way to set this configuration within the application.

How can I make Photoshop 7 not show extras when I start up the program?

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Have you tried changing it with no document open? –  Scott Dec 5 '13 at 20:54
    
Define "it", please; I haven't found an "it" to change. –  JoshDM Dec 5 '13 at 21:43
    
Checking View > Extras with no document open. Specifically View > Show > Show Extras Options... –  Scott Dec 5 '13 at 22:10
    
For me in CS5, View → Extras is a disabled menu option if I have no document open –  JohnB Dec 5 '13 at 22:28

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In CS5, I have the same behavior. There might be a workaround for you, but I can't confirm that it works in PS7. try the following:

  1. Open up View → Show → Show Extras Options...
  2. Uncheck everything

For me, Mesh still persistently "re-checked" itself when I closed and re-opened Photoshop (as did View → Extras), but everything else remained unchecked.

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That doesn't solve it either. I tried unchecking all those things but I still have the same problem. "Extra" is always checked and not sure why. –  Mastro Sep 8 at 16:32
    
@Mastro I said at the end of the post that Mesh and Extras will still be checked but not anything else –  JohnB Sep 8 at 16:43

Figured it out in CS6

Click on

View > Show > None

Then exit and reopen and you're fixed. "Extras" won't be on by default anymore.

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