Hiding Menus in Photoshop CC

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At any time, if you’re feeling overwhelmed at the number of menu items that Photoshop displays, you can hide the ones that you aren’t using. Select Edit > Menus, navigate to any of the menus that you want to hide, and click the eye icon to toggle its visibility. 

When you choose to hide menu items, a command to “Show All Items” will be added to the bottom of the Menu or Panel. To temporarily see hidden menu items, click on “Show All Menu Items” or Command -click (Mac) | Control -click (Win) on the menu. 

To make switching between tasks in Photoshop (such as painting or working with video) easier, changes made to both Menus and Shortcuts can be saved as Sets (using the icons at the top of the Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus dialog as well as be saved as part of a Workspace.

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Posted on 03-20-2019


  • By Steve - 3:15 PM on March 20, 2019  

    Great… Is it possible to add menu items that aren’t there in the default but have often used short cuts? A good example is Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N+E (copy and merge layers). I use it very often and would like to have it as a visible menu item. Thanks!

    • By Julieanne Kost - 11:44 AM on March 30, 2019  

      Unfortunately that shortcut is one of the few unique ones that aren’t actually visible as a menu item…

  • By Ken - 7:31 AM on March 21, 2019  

    Is there a way to similarly streamline the “Save As” drop-down? For 99.99% of my images, I will save as either .jpg, .psd, or .tif – all the other formats just get in my way.