A post I added that relates to full screen, docking, and such things, got split across to the lockup on launch topic. Here’s what I said (and I’ll delete from the other topic):
I feel I’ve been missing out now! A few comments:
I know there are differences in the Colors palette and the Windows Materials palette, but the Mac version is using the standard macOS palette. I can be working in Keynote, come up with the most amazing color that has ever existed, drag it into a swatch position, and immediately use it in SketchUp. There’s some potential in that approach.
Since the comment in 2014, SketchUp does seem to do macOS full screen now, including appearing in its own Space. It also can have multiple tabs in the one document.
Adobe do use GPU, a lot. Here’s an article about GPU usage in Illustrator, which it has done for three years now:
Another article, from two years ago, about the GPU and OpenGL settings in Photoshop:
As for palettes, Adobe do have a good compromise in their workspaces. You can reset a given workspace, and all the palettes get docked into a particular location, but, you can then drag out any palette to be on its own, and for that workspace your custom position is remembered between sessions.
There was legal action a while back, where Macromedia and Adobe were both doing palette docking, and they were suing each other over the techniques that overlapped. The problem went away when Adobe acquired Macromedia. That does show though that there may be legal reasons why the SketchUp team can’t do palette docking in a better way.