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Window incapable to be smaller than maximum

Explorer ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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There is an annoying bug with lightroom now: My window only can maximize, it's not possible to see the desktop behind, which I need frequently for drag&drop or comparison or other tasks.

p.s. This is so crucial and horrible, that I didn't bother to write this big report, because I was sure, if anyone cares at Adobe, they would fix it immediately... Seems not to happen, like several other crucial problems with lightroom, which I have already reported.

 

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Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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I'm also used a Mac, and I have no problem in re-sizing the Lightroom window as it behaves exactly like most other windows. You can switch between the full-screen view (click on the Green dot) and whatever was set as the window size (by hovering the cursor at the top of the screen until the Menu bar reappears and you can click on the Green dot again). When you are not in the full-screen view you can re-size the window to any shape and size by using the grab-handles in the four corners. When the window is less than full-size you can also grab any of the edges and drag to resize. Clicking on the Green dot while holding down the Opt key will enlarge the window to use all the monitor screen, but leaves the Menu bar still showing.

 

But as you can see from the attached screenshot, resizing the Lightroom window is certainly possible.

 

Screenshot 2021-10-04 at 12.29.19 (2).png

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Hello Jim Wild,

I haven't anymore those red, yellow, green dots.

They are missing on MacBookPro 11.5.2. No more toolbar.

I have it showing with all other software, but not anymore with Lightroom. I tested many times with minimize maximes and everything else, it's not anymore there.

I am using lightroom on a second screen on my MacBookbook, not sure if that has any influence.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Sounds like you're in full screen view, or full screen with menu view.

 

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Yes it is a fullscreen view, but I can't exit it.

If I press F or minimize maximize or click on the bar, it is always full or nothing.

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I don't understand how you can click on "minimise", "maximise", or "the bar" if the red, yellow, green dots are missing. Have you tried to move the mouse cursor to the very top of the screen and hover it there? That should cause the Menu Bar and Title Bar to appear, allowing you to click on the Green dot to exit the full-screen view.

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Yes, I hovered hundert times, each day I open it, everywhere on op, on the sides, with click, without click, it's not there

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"Minimize" and "maximize" is also in the written menü > window, but not medium size (or how the in between mode is called)

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I think you need to post a screenshot of BOTH screens so that we can better visualize what is happening. The "Window" on the menu bar only relates to the app which currently is in focus on the specific screen. So if you have LrC on the external monitor, the Window menu item on the MacBook screen will relate to whatever app on that MacBook screen is currently selected.

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Thanks, I found it now: When pressing F it is leaving the mode and in order to get back you need to press Shift+Cmd+F.

In Photoshop (and I think earlier in Lightroom) it is a toggle mode.

 

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Alt+Cmd+F

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Pressing Shift+F will toggle between the various view modes, one of which hides the Title Bar (which includes the Red, Yellow, Green dots), and another hides both the Title Bar and the Menu Bar. So toggle through Shift+F to restore the normal view.

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