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Chapter 21. PREFERENCES > General Preferences

General Preferences

Choose the Adobe Color Picker to access the application's own Color Picker. If you're trying to mix a color in Photoshop to match a color in a browser, use the Windows or Apple Color Picker.

Choose an Interpolation option for reinterpretation of an image as a result of resampling or transforming. Bicubic is slowest, but highest quality. Nearest Neighbor is fastest, but poorest quality.

Choose the shortcut key for Redo from the Redo Key pop-up menu.

Enter the maximum number of History States that can be listed on the History palette at one time (1–100).

Check Export Clipboard to have the current Clipboard contents stay on the Clipboard when you exit/quit Photoshop.

Check Short PANTONE Names if your image contains Pantone colors and you are exporting it to another application.

Check Show Tool Tips to see an on-screen display of the name of the tool or icon currently under the pointer.

With Keyboard Zoom Resizes Windows unchecked, the illustration window won't resize when the view size is changed using Ctrl/Cmd- + or -.

Check Auto-update open documents to have documents save automatically when jumping between Photoshop and ImageReady. Documents update after jumping, whether this option is on or off.

Check Show Asian Text Options to view and set options for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean type.

Check Beep When Done to have a beep sound when any command that takes time to process (has a progress bar) is done processing.

With Dynamic Color Sliders checked, colors above the sliders on the Color palette will update as the sliders are moved. Turn this option off to speed performance.

With Save Palette Locations checked, palettes that are open when you exit/ quit Photoshop will appear in their same location when you re-launch.

With Show Font Names in English checked, font names on the Font pop-up menu will display in English, not in the native language.

With Use Shift Key for Tool Switch checked, hidden tools can be accessed using Shift and the letter assigned to a tool (e.g., Shift-R cycles through the Blur, Sharpen, and Smudge tools).

Click Reset AllWarning Dialogs to reenable all warning prompt messages that have been disabled by selecting the Don't Show Again option in individual message dialog boxes.

Click Reset All Tools to reset all tools to their default settings and their default position in the Toolbox.



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