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Wed, Apr 9, 2014 6:34 AM

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Lightroom: Can not exit/switch Full Screen Preview (F Key) mode (LR Mac)

The only way to revert to Normal screen mode is to quit LR.

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5 years ago

At least one cause of this bug has been fixed in LR 6.1.1 / CC 2015.1.1: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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6 years ago

I can't reproduce that so far. Which operating system? And which module are you in before you go to Full Screen Preview mode?

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6 years ago

Mac OS X 10.9.2. In Develop module, but it happens in Library module too.

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6 years ago

I've tried 2 different machines, both 10.9.2 and still can't repro. So next port of call is to try trashing the preferences http://members.lightroomqueen.com/Kno...

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6 years ago

Thank you for the suggestion on trashing the preferences. I did that once and it did not have any effect.

I created another user account on the same system and tested LR again. It did not occur under the new account. So it appeared to be isolated within my user profile.

I deleted the user Library/Caches/com.adobe.Lightroom5 folder and its contents. I also found and deleted another folder that was named 5.3. It contained the debug, transport logs and other files for LR. I also deleted the preferences one more time.

Upon launching LR, it prompted for a location and new catalog as if it was a fresh install.

Problem solved.

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6 years ago

Great, thanks for the update

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6 years ago

I'm having this same issue. I upgraded to 5.4 a couple of days ago and just this evening I found that I can't exit full-screen mode. The only way I've found to recover is to quit Lightroom.

I tried deleting the caches as mentioned above with no luck. I'd rather not delete my preferences, but I temporarily renamed the preferences files. No luck, though, LR still remembered where my catalog was on startup and still has the fullscreen bug.

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6 years ago

I'm also getting this problem. Deleted both Library/Caches/com.adobe.Lightroom5 and preference files and still not resolved.

It seems like Lightroom thinks that, even after I press 'Esc,' I'm constantly pressing 'F' button.

Can someone tell me how to delete user profile and what is the implication of that? Thank you.

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6 years ago

I too am having the exact same issue. OS X 10.9.2

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6 years ago

I did manage to recover from this without deleting my profile. I have a second monitor that I use when I'm in my office. After I connected that monitor and restarted Lightroom I was able to go in and out of fullscreen mode with no problem. I closed lightroom and then disconnected my monitor and the fullscreen mode stated behaving normally for me on my laptop.

I'm guessing that some setting got stuck in a weird state when previously disconnecting my monitor and started causing the weird fullscreen behavior.

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6 years ago

I've tried all the above mentioned tips - nothing worked.

I'm using a second monitor also. Deleting all files disconnecting, starting LR, prisoned in fullscreen - not able to go back to the "G" Gridmode.

Any other tips (maybe a DL-Link to 5.3)?

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Fullscreen Bug Lightroom 5.4.


Since updating to LR 5.4, The fullscreen modus (F) doesn't work, i.e it's impossible to leave this modus and I have to completely quit LR.
(MacBook Pro 10.9.2)
Is there a solution?

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6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Can not exit/switch Full Screen Preview (F Key) mode (LR Mac).


This one:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
is closed so I have to open another one.

I've tried all the tips mentioned in the link above - nothing worked.

I'm using a second monitor also. Deleting all files disconnecting, starting LR, prisoned in fullscreen - not able to go back to the "G" Gridmode.

Any other tips (maybe a DL-Link to 5.3)?

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I've opened it as there are multiple people still reporting it.

Anyone who wants to roll back to 5.3, link is here: http://www.adobe.com/support/download...

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Thanks! 5.3 (paralel installation) is done, and 5.3 behaves normally.
Only 5.4 have the problem.

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5.4 deleted, 5.3 reinstalled and everything is now working.
Nevertheless, it would be nice if you could identify and correct the bug...

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I meant if Adobe could fix the problem

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6 years ago

According to a "Adobe Support Chat Team Member", this is NOT a LR problem.

Even if you install 5.3 under the same account (which will work without any problem) it is not a Adobe problem.

Maybe Apple programmed something like: (If LR > 5.3 do not allow to leave Fullscreen)...

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6 years ago

I still haven't been able to reproduce it, so let's run through the exact steps you take to get it into that state. For example, you mentioned a second monitor - is Lightroom on the laptop monitor or the second one? Is second window open or closed? Which module are you in at the time? And since sync is the main latest addition, is sync enabled or disabled on your catalog?