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Some people actually miss the old style interfaces where all the panels floated around the application instead of eating up space by being docked. As mentioned earlier, there are several ways to free up space by hiding panels and whatnot, but if you're really gunning for all your panels to float, then you can have it your way.
Use CTRL-U (Flash > Preferences on Mac) to bring up your Flash preferences, and then switch to the General tab. Now simply put a check by "Disable panel docking" and "Disable timeline docking," click OK, and bam, floating panels. The only thing left docked is the Toolbar, which you can undock by dragging it by its handle (little dots in the top-left corner). Be aware that this tip is only really helpful when your resolution is set to 1024x768 or higher; otherwise, it just creates clutter. To get your panels back to docked mode, uncheck the two boxes and choose the Default Panel Set from Window > Panel Sets.
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