Every time I work in Photoshop I use multiple tabs, but It gets annoying if I have more than 3 tabs open in the same window because the tabs display the name of the file, the zoom % and the first line of text, making the tabs too long, so if I open a 4th one, it would be automatically hidden, making it harder to drag layers around my tabs. Is there a way of disabling the tabs showing the zoom % and the first line of text in the file?

Example: Health Banner 1.psd @ 61.87% (The best way to prevent…)

Thanks a lot.

  • As far as I'm aware, there's no mechanism to control what information is displayed in tabs. You'll need to contact Adobe for tech support.
    – Scott
    Dec 9, 2014 at 19:46
  • The only thing that comes to mind is that maybe there's an extension out there that creates alternative tabs. --- I know one extension that kind of does this: DoCo. It does have thumbnails, but I wouldn't be surprised if the developer would take it into consideration to add an option to hide the thumbnail and make it more compact.
    – Joonas
    Dec 9, 2014 at 21:51
  • I have the same issue, it would be fantastic if we could disable the metadata from the tab name, unfortunately I have not found a way to do it yet.
    – Andrew
    Dec 11, 2014 at 23:24

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I once looked for it and I was unable to find anything that would allow me to remove the metadata from the filename in the tabs. Only option I can recommend is adding shortcuts to the window since the default has no shortcuts applied.

You can either do it manually everytime by going to Window -> Arrange:

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or you could go to Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts and navigate to Window and expand the preferences and apply your own and transition to vertical tile if it gets too long:

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I would use Duplicate Layer command in the Layer menu... Sometimes drag and drop isn't the easiest.

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