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664 Points

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 3:59 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Ability to assign a second monitor with more than 3 monitors

If you have more than 3 monitors, there is no way to assign the "second monitor" in Lightroom 3.5.

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Adobe Administrator

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122.7K Points

10 months ago

Updates to Lightroom Classic,  were released yesterday and now offer support for this request.  Please install the appropriate update and let us know how it works. You can read more about the updates here.

Thank you for your patience. 
Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

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252 Points

9 years ago

Under Windows, LR will use the monitor defined as display number 2, so you can set the monitor you want to use as the "second monitor" in the Display settings of the control panel.

Marc

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664 Points

9 years ago

Thanks Marc. You may be right, but I cannot find a way to change the assigned monitor number. #1 is my notebook internal monitor. #2 is my primary external monitor, and #3 is my secondary external monitor. I want to use #2 and #3, but LR is using #2 and #1. They also have all different resolutions, and I cannot physically move them around. Any ideas?

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252 Points

9 years ago

You can always move the primary LR window over to another monitor, but I'm not sure that will solve your problem. Or you could disable the notebook's internal monitor so one of the external monitors becomes #1. Or perhaps you can find a video driver which will allow you to rearrange the monitors.

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664 Points

9 years ago

(I changed the nickname.) Thanks again. Disabling the laptop's monitor works as a workaround, but LR should be able to choose a monitor more flexibly. I hope Adobe people could look into this.

Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

I talked with the engineer that implemented this feature. He says it should be possible to place the secondary display on any monitor by pushing it around with the app window. If you drag the app window onto the monitor containing the secondary display, it will jump to the next monitor over. So you should be able to chase it onto whichever monitor you want by dragging the app around.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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664 Points

9 years ago

Thanks, Jeffrey! It's nice to know that you guys are reading. I know that if I use a window on the second monitor, I can resize & move it around. So it's almost OK. But it sometimes shrinks back when I exceed the the maximum window size, leave LR, and come back. I wrote a short AutoIt script to fix this. I wish I could use it on a clean full screen. Maybe it's also nice to add support for 3 or more screens.

Adobe Administrator

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I think I'm following you now. Your main beef is that because you use a laptop, the screen numbers change when you unhook and rehook your external monitors. It's not so much that you can't get the second monitor window on the right monitor, you can't get it to be permanently remembered when the monitors are removed and added. Is that correct?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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140 Points

My case is that I cannot select which monitor is designated as 2nd monitor. I use 3 monitors. Only 2 monitors are calibrated. I have LR on one monitor and PS on 2nd calibrated monitor. I need to be able to choose which monitor LR uses as 2nd mon. And make 2nd monitor choice skicky please.

Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

The engineer suggested also "The behavior I described only happens
when you run the secondary display in full screen mode. This person
should try that instead of using the windowed mode and positioning it by
hand."

Have you tried having the 2nd monitor window set to Full Screen mode? If might make this work the way you expect.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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120 Points

I have an iMac 27" with a secondary 19" Display and an iPad (with AirDisplay App) as a third monitor (use it to inspect some procedures taking place in the background) i used this disposition with my macbook pro and worked just fine,  but with my iMac it always selects the iPad as the secondary monitor, this is obviously not right i want my 19" screen to be the secondary monitor. The only workaround I've encountered is to uncheck the use full screen mode (on the secondary display in lightroom) and I can manually move the secondary display (lightroom) to the monitor I want, this is what Adobe is suggesting, not entirely sure that this is a perfect solution but it helps, although I'm not satisfied that there is no way to tell lightroom which monitor is the secondary display that it should use.

As soon as I check the Use Full Screen option it goes back to selecting my iPad as secondary screen.

This is 5 years later and on lightroom CC 2016, it seems Adobe never took this as a serious issue.

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664 Points

9 years ago

Hi Jeffrey, now I correctly understand what you mean by "pushing around." If I maximize the main window in a monitor, the secondary display is pushed out to another. But in my case, it always moves to the monitor that I don't want to use. The direction of this cycle in one way, so this situation is logically possible.

The number of monitors in my configuration is always three.
It's a VAIO Z, and it can handle up to four monitors, in fact.

Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

Here's more from the eng:

"They referred to resizing and moving it, which is why I think they don't understand that you can push the fullscreen version of the secondary window onto any monitor you want it on by dragging the main app window.

We don't try to remember which monitor they last had it on, we always just pick the monitor to the right of the app monitor. So they'll have to push it onto their third monitor every time they turn on the view."

Sound like you figured out what he suggests in the first paragraph.

So, if you push the maximized main window right twice, you can't get it to the 3rd screen?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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256 Points

You can't get the secondary monitor window stay where you want it to stay. Why don't you try it yourself instead of talking to an engineer? These solutions of yours are nonsense. It seems nobody over there have even tried this with three or more monitors.

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60 Points

i have 4 screens.  I am a pro photog and I need the real estate when I do post.   I have the very same issue and it's a valid concern for people who use multiple screens. 

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664 Points

9 years ago

For some reason, the second display doesn't show up to right of the main. It shows on the internal display, and this is not what I want.

Here are how the display numbers appear.

[2 (primary)] [3 (should be secondary)] [1 (internal)]

I want to use 2 & 3 (and theoretically I should be able to), but 2 & 1 is used instead.

This may due to that my configuration includes an internal display (which may have some kind of priority).

In any case, it would be nice if a third (or more) display is recognized as "third display" in LR.

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60 Points

9 years ago

In my experience it doesn't matter if the no. 1 screen is laptop's internal or other screen.
I have similiar problem with my configuration: two identical 1600x1200 Samsung 20" displays and 1920x1080 Panasonic 32" TV (connected to two NVidia graphic cards). In this case Lightroom's 2nd display always jumps to TV screen (when in fullscreen mode) when main app is on Windows' main display. This is independant of screen numbering in Windows settings (which depends on physical connection of the screens). This is very annoying :/
The only solution for me so far is dragging the main app to the no. 2 monitor - then Lightroom's 2nd screen appears on no. 1 screen (main). Problem in this case is accessing the Windows' taskbar (as I use auto-hide function) - the taskbar doesn't slide out when I move the mouse to the bottom of the screen with full-screen-mode Lightroom's 2nd window. Very irritating :/

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62 Points

8 years ago

LightRoom 3.4.1, under Win7 Pro SP1.
I have 3 monitors: Main (1) is central, number 2 on its right, and number 3 on its left. I cannot manage to have LightRoom display the secondary screen in full screen mode on the right most monitor. Montior cables were switch, different monitor numbering tried to no avail.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Can't view dual full screen view with 3 monitors (3.4.1).

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62 Points

8 years ago

I need to change the change/select the Display on which the second Window of Lightroom appears in my setup with three Monitors. There ́s no option in Lightroom for that.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Three monitor setup and no option where to display Lightrooms second window..

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1.3K Points

8 years ago

When working on multiple screens,
it should be possible to assign the second screen view
to a specific display.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
lightroom: second screen position.