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1.2K Points

Tue, Nov 22, 2016 11:59 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Stealing focus on launch

When launching Lightroom 6.7 on Windows 7, it can take a little while to initiate and do it's thing (even loading from a fast SSD).

Normally that'd be fine as I just bring other programs to the foreground and continue with other tasks while it loads in the background. However, I count 3 times where Lightroom steals priority from whatever other program I have just to show me the next step in its loading process. Please make it stop or only do it at the very final step?

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71 Messages

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1.4K Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Don't focus the application when starting up.

When Lightroom Classic is starting up, during the process, the application focuses itself at least 3 times. What happens due to this?
- The user clicks the application shortcut
- During the lengthily startup, the user may want to continue using another open application, (for example Bridge, Explorer, etc.)
- Lightroom aggressively focuses and maximizes itself. Even if the user clicks an focuses another application, Lightroom takes the focus back.

Please remove the focusing/maximizing code snippets from Lightroom Classic. Please study another application: when starting up, those doesn't force the focus.

223 Messages

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3.5K Points

2 years ago

Who is going around merging topics into this? Clearly Adobe is aware of the problem. This is telling me they are willingly & knowingly not fixing it.

I guess real bugs don't impair the sales (if you can call it sales these days).

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82 Points

a year ago

This is VERY annoying. A came here to post a similar complain. There is absolutely no need to steal the focus. Please fix it!

57 Messages

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1K Points

a year ago

It seems like the newest Lightroom Classic also steals focus after importing photos. It's getting worse!

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82 Points

a year ago

Still happening. Ridiculous, fix this infuriating bug Adobe. Been going on for years...

223 Messages

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3.5K Points

As far as I can tell, Adobe hasn't fixed any bugs from 8x to 9.x. Not a single one. EVERY bug I have encountered in 8.x exists in 9.x.

They must be so proud of their software.

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60 Points

a year ago

Still happening, a year later. Fix this, Adobe. It can't be that hard, especially now that you've doubled the price of your $10/month Creative Cloud plan. That funding has to be going somewhere, right?

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160 Points

a year ago

Yeah its pretty ridiculous it still does this shit

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112 Points

10 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I stop Lightroom and Photoshop from 'jumping' on top of all my other progr....

How do I stop Lightroom and Photoshop from 'jumping' on top of all my other programs whenever I'm opening them, letting them do something like exporting, or just any damn time that the program is lagging? I 'alt+tab' to something else but I'm constantly fighting the programs to get back to anything else as they move to the front.

I'm using a Dell XPS 15 with everything as good as it can be, all top of the line components and yet the program is still always slow, LR and PS constantly stop me from doing any work anywhere else, even if it's just one of them open and I only have something like an internet browser open. I always maintain having at least 50gb free on my SSD, 16GB RAM, Skylark i7, all of this dedicated to running these programs 

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82 Points

10 months ago

Registered just to say this drives me absolutely insane.

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28.6K Points

10 months ago

On my Win10 system, LR Classic steals focus 3x when starting up and if it's in the foreground and not fullscreen, it will actually lock me out from clicking on the desktop when starting up.

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102 Points

10 months ago

Here's one more frustrated user: I start Lightroom and then lose focus. I tab back to my previous window. Lose focus again. Tab back, because I was doing something there. Lose focus again.. I am now slightly annoyed and I haven't even started work. On the other hand: I start Photoshop, do some work, get a new window in the taskbar when it's ready. Perfect. I look at the Lightroom icon and I'm wondering why one is "different", yet both are made by the same company, hopefully with unified UX standards. I search for possible solutions and find this thread, started 3 years ago.. and now I'm disappointed.

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3.5K Points

I know how you feel, mate. I'm a multitasker as well. Especially when a program starts slowly, I wanna switch back to that other thing I was doing.

But it gets worse. Yesterday I found a rare occasion where Lightroom would steal back focus all the time, well after it's finished starting up. I just focus my browser, and promptly LR steals back focus. Now *that* is annoying. This appears to happen if you frantically try to "steal back" the focus while starting LR.

It just goes to show how immature LR is, even though it has managed to live through literally dozens of updates over a good number of years.

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68 Points

9 months ago

This is insane. Hate Adobe.

57 Messages

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1K Points

9 months ago

Here is a digression fwiw. One evening, having left my computer on since morning, I noticed in Windows task manager that Chrome had written many gigabytes to my SSD. I do not know if this is still bad for SSDs, but it irked me. After some assiduous web browsing (look for "Issue 40407: Windows 7 Jumplisticon massive performance bug") I learned that Chrome writes the contents of every tab to a local cache for quick recovery in case of a crash. It does this almost continuously, whether the tab has changed or not. The bug was not fixed for seven years. I think part of it is still not fixed. I moved my Chrome cache to a magnetic drive. I occasionally hear it churning away.

The point is that even software companies of high repute have disgusting bugs that they ignore forever. Because you aren't going anywhere. Sure you can switch to Firefox or a LR alternative, but they have their own problems (Firefox has a similar cache, but at least lets you set the poll rate down).

Back when everyone had a big hate on for Microsoft (you may be too young to remember), a lot of us bought their stock as an "emotional hedge". You hate them, but feel better because they make money for you. You could buy Adobe stock! (This is not financial advice.)

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70 Points

9 months ago

Upvote on this. Incredibly frustrating that 1 program in the same suite of Adobe products doesn't have the same start-up / boot behavior as the rest.

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142 Points

9 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Please allow Lightroom to start up in the background so that I....

Lightroom takes about 15 seconds to load up on my computer. Because I fully expect Lightroom to take its time to load up, I like to browse the internet or do other things while it loads. However, Lightroom will constantly steal the focus away from my active programs every time I switch back to the other program. Please allow Lightroom to open up silently in the background.