When I work on single-monitor systems, I usually keep Bridge hidden unless I'm actually using it. On dual-monitor systems, I keep Bridge open on the second monitor all the time.
The simplest way to launch Bridge is to do so the way you launch any other application on your platform of choice. However, you have the following additional options as shown in Figure 6-1:
Figure 6-1. Launching Bridge
Choose Browse from the File menu.
Click the File Browser icon in the Options bar.
Launch photodhop with the "Automatically Launch Bridge" Preference checked.