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610 Points

Wed, May 11, 2011 2:05 PM

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Lightroom: Floating panels/toolbars...like other Adobe products

I love Lightroom. I use it every single day as I am a professional photographer. However, I can't understand for the life of me why Adobe has chosen to have no ability to float Lightrooms toolbars as is possible with the other Adobe products. I have two monitors and would love to actually make the best possible use of them. Adobe, please add this feature as I'm sure it will be welcomed by all users.

Thanks, Freddy

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2 Messages

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64 Points

9 years ago

LR4 second display doesn't play nice with the Mac Lion multiple desktops. Wouldn't it be nice if we could utilize the second monitor feature of LR4 and position a different LR4 Module in separate desktops and just swipe between them.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: LR4 second display doesn't play nice with the Mac Lion multiple desktops.

77 Messages

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1.3K Points

8 years ago

I work on multiple vertical monitors.
The main viewport is on one of the middle screens,
the right sidebar on the adjacent screen.

If Lightroom allowed me to position two sidebars next to each other
on the separate display, screen real estate would be used optimally.

Even WITHOUT floating panels, just next to each other
- that would be fine!

27 Messages

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608 Points

8 years ago

All palettes (keywords, quick develop, etc) should be detachable and the positions savable in sets the same way that they are in Photoshop.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: detachable palettes a la Photoshop.

1 Message

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62 Points

8 years ago

Just make tools a second display option, the current 2nd display options have very little use and moving the presets and sliders over to the second display would mean not having to dart left and right across the screen

1 Message

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66 Points

7 years ago

Actually, I just want the choice to have the left-side panels disappear altogether and have all of the panels tabbed on the right-side because moving the mouse to the far left side of the monitor to scroll or choose the various options & panels, to navigate or do anything else decreases my efficiency by forcing me to move the cursor to the far left. Personally is very annoying to me and I'm not sure that I want to give up my old Bridge CS3 program due to this. There are very few programs that causes the user to scroll on the left-side and I'm not sure why Adobe has chosen to go against the norm. The tabs that are in Bridge which allow for quick changes to various panels and choice to have all scrolling be done on the right side is great. If I were a left-handed person, perhaps I would want everything on the left-side so, maybe there is reason to choose between the three types of formats - not infinite, not floating - just 3 different workspace options for the panels original, left-side, & right-side. I suspect these three options will cover just about everyone.

6 Messages

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250 Points

7 years ago

Why is everyone going for the polarised extremes here - just because the programme has floating panels you don't have to use them - its a choice thing. I don't really use them in PS CS6, but I don't think they should be taken away. I would like them in LR simply because the left hand panel is quite congested at times. I have asked for nested levels of presets - this would support that model in that you could see ALL your presets not keep scrolling through endless meaningless descriptions

21 Messages

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466 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Tools in Photoshop CC should be detachable like in Illustrator CC..


Like so....



Can this happen in upgrade? If not, why?

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

I managed to hit the wrong topic while merging -- very sorry about that. Please reference the new topic here: Tools in Photoshop CC should be detachable like in Illustrator CC...

30 Messages

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894 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Two monitor Develop display configuration:.

I'd love to see an option to have the primary display show either an image in full screen, or a set of thumbnails in Grid view, while the secondary display has all of the develop palettes.

1 Message

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60 Points

5 years ago

i''m with the cause.. i would like to have the floating panels to use on my second monitor

7 Messages

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216 Points

5 years ago

I would also love the ability to have floating panels. I've never felt that Lightroom takes very good advantage of the two-monitor workflow. My other wish is to be able to have two Grid panels open so that manual sorting is wasier.

170 Messages

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3.9K Points

5 years ago

With more and more tools and sliders in LR, the need for floating panels gets bigger and bigger. LR`s UI was okay for version 1 or 2.

2 Messages

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96 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Detachable panels for Lightroom Develop module to help address perform....

I apologize if this has been suggested already. I did a quick search and didn't find any similar suggestions...

I have two 24" monitors attached to a computer with an intel i7 quad core processor (albeit an older 950 model quad core) and I still find performance sluggish in the develop module. I have read that using a second monitor, and especially a LARGE second monitor can exacerbate performance issues.

My eyesight isn't what it used to be and I prefer to do my editing with my image 1:1 in loupe mode in the second monitor. Since this seems to be detrimental to performance, I was wondering if Adobe had ever considered creating detachable panels so that I could still have my image full screen in one monitor and use the other monitor just for my edit panels? (I believe you can already do this in photoshop?) Would this approach help address performance issues for those who prefer to edit with a full screen image window?

5 Messages

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166 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled unlock/undock panels in lightroom for custom layout.

It would be great if it were possible to undock the develop panels, just like in photoshop, so we can make better use of our screen area. right now when using many of the develop options you have to keep scrolling endlesly up and down to find the correct sliders. especially on using ultrawidescreen monitors, i have a very big unused area...

6 Messages

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164 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Please end the endless scrolling.

In most Adobe applications, you have the possibility to undock specific windows. See for example this in Premiere Pro:




This window can then be positioned anywhere one wants, including an another screen.


I often use more than one screen, but unfortunately Lightroom doesn't really support any useful multiscreen features.

Instead of being able to undock all the different editing tools in develop mode, I spend most of my editing time in Lightroom endlessly scrolling. (I checked and its about 50% of my editing time!!)

Please Adobe, enable this feature! It would be great to have one screen for the full screen image and clutter all the other screens with the editing tools.

Isn't it ironic that using Lightroom, as a photographer, one hardly looks at one's photos in full screen?...

Thank you for any consideration!

6 Messages

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164 Points

3 years ago

That is reassuring that this feature was already requested 6 years ago... and still no progress? Any chance that it might be considered soon?