P: Swap Develop panels for Left-Handers

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Explorer ,
Jan 10, 2014 Jan 10, 2014

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I'm a left-hander, and I find that using a Wacom tablet with Lightroom is incredibly cumbersome at times. This is due to the fact that all of the develop panels are on the right side of the screen, and accessing them with my pen means crossing my arm all the way across my body to the right so that the pen can access the sliders on the right panel. My idea is to add a "left-handed mode" that would simply swap the location of the left/right panels, making it easier to access the develop (and other currently-right-sided) panels when using a pen tablet.

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Explorer ,
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

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Left-handedness is a "divsersity issue" to those of us who are left-handed.  C'mon Adobe. 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 21, 2020 Oct 21, 2020

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I totally agree - a left handed option is essential and should never have been left this late. Especially as more and more laptops have touch screens nowadays. To me this would seem a quick win for Adobe, being a simple change with great impact for a lot of people. Please develop this soon.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Adobe: it is time to add this feature to all of your applications as more and more people are using them on mobile devices. You cannot expect >10% of your users to continue using your apps when you are ignoring a basic need.

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New Here ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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This is a LrC feature request. Would it be possible to make the 2 panels in each view swapable? I am like many others a left handed Wacom tablet user and swapping the panels would eliminate the need for me to reach across the screen with my pen to access the most used right hand panel. I have PS set up this way and it is a time saver over a few images.

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 10, 2021 Sep 10, 2021

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I don't know if you can modify your original post, and place this under "Ideas" rather than "Discussions", but that would put your feature request into the proper place. Otherwise, maybe someone can move it for you.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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Explorer ,
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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As I do with the other Adobe software I use, I like to move the panels into a a customized workspace. One thing I'm not enjoying about LRC is the lack of customization options. I'm dealing with it, but I'd rather not. Also, I'm a lefty, too. I like to keep my panels/toolbars on the right.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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I'm a lefty, too. I somehow found it cumbersome, crossways all the time. Never had a thought about why until your post stroke me like lightning. SWAP PANELS...! YES, PLEASE

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Adobe's own words.

 

At Adobe, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re investing to move our company and industry forward. 

 

This has been an issue since at least 2014 but has not been addressed as of this date.  As a left-handed person I do not feel included or respected.  Please tell us why, Adobe, this request has not been granted.

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Dec 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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This is now 8 years old and still not sorted!

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Ye, it s a musttodo thing Adobe.

It s fairly impossible to work with a drawing tablet in  Lr as lefty.

i know we are only a very small part of ur customers but we pay the fee as everyone else so think also about us pls.

thanks.

 

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Guide ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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Blows my mind that more than 15 years after the release of Lr, the panel sides cannot be swapped. Is the UI really so fixed that it can't easily be changed? Who codes a UI like this? 

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

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 I'm left-handed and trying to use Lightroom Classic on a Surface Pro 8.  As you can see, it's basically unusable in this configuration.

How about making it so the panels can be swapped to the other side for us people that use the right side of our brains?

 

Thanks! 

 

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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I'd like to use Lightroom because for less money I can get lightroom and 1TB of cloud storage but switched to Capture One simply because they remembered left handed people exist

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