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162 Points

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 3:53 PM

Lightroom Classic: macOS 10.14 - title bar disappears on entering full screen (sometimes)

Open Lightroom Classic 7.5 on MacOS 10.14 and click on green button to fo full-screen. Sometimes the title bar disappears (i.e. there is no "Lightroom Catalog.lrcat - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic - Library" or red, orange, green buttons. To exit full screen you have to elect from the menu bar Window -> Exit Full Screen.

This only started happening after upgrading to 10.14 on Monday.

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22 Messages

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504 Points

2 years ago

Did you perhaps toggle the full-screen mode inadvertently with Shift-F? Try cycling through your modes with that to see if that solves your problem?

7 Messages

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162 Points

2 years ago

Not sure I understand the question. The title bar should be visible regardless of mode.

One thing I noticed. When it is not visible in full-screen mode, if I click below the menu bar (where it should be) it reappears.

I'm guessing this is a Mojave bug as it LR never behaved like this before.

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4.5K Points

2 years ago

I see the same bug.  In addition, the when attempting to show the Mac title bar so as to display the red, yellow, and green dots, the Navigator Pane gets in the way, blocking all but the red dot.

Finally, the custom graphic which I have been using for years acts as if it is suddenly too large (more than 57? pixels high) and is obscured by the Navigator.

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102.2K Points

Can we get a screenshot please?

294 Messages

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4.5K Points

Surely.  As soon as I get back from a orca shoot with the local whale researchers—first time the Mexican Transient pod has been spoted in SoCal in 30 years—I'll send you one.  Just packing my gear at the moment and LR is shutdown.

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1.3K Points

2 years ago

Hi Nicholas,

Even in 10.13, The Title bar is hidden when you go to fullscreen using Green button.
Title bar appears on hovering as shown in screen below?



Is this the same behaviour you reported or something else?

Thanks,
Bhargav

294 Messages

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4.5K Points

2 years ago

Not quite.  On my setup, the Navigator window covers the yelow and green buttons.

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162 Points

2 years ago

I understand your comment and that happens most of the time. 

But sometimes the title bar disappears in full screen mode :- 



And I only started to see this behavior with 10.14.

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1.3K Points

Does Title bar reappear when you click below the Mac Menu bar?

Thanks,
Bhargav

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162 Points

I want to be clear this is an intermittent problem i.e. I can not reliably reproduce the issue. However going from normal to full screen mode a few times, one tine the title bar disappeared. When I clicked just below the menu bar the title bar did reappear.

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2 years ago

What I described only happens in full screen mode when I try to hover over the buttons to leave full screen mode.  Pressing the Escape key does nothing; neither does the Command <forgot the key at the moment>.  I have to close LR and then restart.

I haven't seen what you describe.  Seems there are a few issues here, including what I mentioned about the custom graphic above.

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60 Points

2 years ago

I just updated to Mojave and got the same issues.  I hope Lightroom or Apple can provide a software update.  It is a bit annoying to me.

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212 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adobe PLEASE FIX IT! Lightroom for years has had a problem switching desktops/scr....

What is it going to take for Adobe to actually fix a major problem?! For years Lightroom has randomly changed desktops on a Mac (not sure about Windows). Then you lose the top part of the screen forcing you to quit and reload. Why do we have to spend time dealing with this - JUST FIX IT!  It's the only app I have on the Mac that does this. All you have to do is switch to a different desktop, space, monitor, whatever and it follows you. It's done it with every release of OS. It's time!

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212 Points

a year ago

Apparently Adobe chooses to hide this problem. I wrote a new post that it still happens even with all the new updates and it was "merged" with this post. Some say they never have this problem. I suppose those of us who utilize the capabilities of our Macs with multiple displays, desktops (or spaces whatever they are called), run multiple apps etc. I don't know. But a lot of us have had this problem for years and Adobe chooses to ignore it. It boggles the mind, forty years ago we had to tweak our computers to make them work - we still do!

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I only started to experience fullscreen issues with LR after I upgraded to macOS Mojave (so find it interesting you've been experiencing it for years - I never experienced it before Mojave, and I've been using LR on macOS since Mountain Lion).

If you want a workaround that does NOT involve restarting LR, then read my response on the following link. It sounds as if you are describing the same problem in that thread, and need to learn about macOS's Spaces feature: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/side-panels-erratically-overlay-import-dialog...

Hope this helps...

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212 Points

It's been so long I can't remember if it started before Lightroom 6. I'm pretty sure it did as I was hoping v6 would fix it. So then I decided to pay the monthly fee and that didn't fix it either...

Your workaround doesn't work for me but after watching your video I can't tell if we have the same issue. For me when I try to put it back on the specific desktop or space I can't use it because the entire top of the screen is too far into the top and I can't reach the menu, etc. Full screen won't do anything at that point. Maybe I'll take a video and post. 

But that's also the point and frustration, it happens too often. 

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Merging threads is for your benefit Steve. The number of votes affects prioritization in the internal bugbase, so merging the threads here merges the votes too.

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Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be helping, they just look like old complaints after a while...

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Thanks for the response, SMXSteve. That's odd to me, though. I'm dealing specifically with your original problem, described as: "For years Lightroom has randomly changed desktops on a Mac (not sure about Windows). Then you lose the top part of the screen forcing you to quit and reload."

I'm not sure what could cause LR to randomly change desktops (I haven't observed that, and can't reproduce it on my system). Changing desktops on a Mac, AFAIK, involves using their Spaces feature. You either click on the green button in an app window's title bar, or press Control-Up Arrow or Fn-F3 to get the Mission Control view of all desktops, so you can move an app from its existing desktop (or space).

If your issue is not related to that, then it means for some reason the size of the app window becomes larger than your desktop (and your issue is not the same problem as described on this older thread that yours has been merged with). In that case, maybe someone else can suggest how to resolve that. I've only seen that happen on Windows (where an app stores the last window dimensions & location when it was closed, and the window was extended in error beyond the desktop edge, causing the title bar to disappear). Maybe it might involve clearing the LR preferences file, but check online for how to do it and what you should take note of (in case you need to re-configure your LR Preferences).

Or, it could be something as simple as you've pressed the F key in error which displays the current photo in fullscreen mode without any title bar, in which case you press either the F or Esc keys to return to the normal view. If it's this, that's not a bug: it's a feature.

Hope this helps...

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114.4K Points

3 months ago

Version 9.3, an update to Lightroom Classic, went live on June 15, 2020 and contains a fix for this issue. Please install the update and respond back if it does not cure the issue for you. Thank you for your patience!

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