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Mon, Dec 12, 2016 7:09 PM

Lightroom: Only center pane visible

Occasionally, for some reason I haven't been able to figure out and
therefore can't reliably replicate, all of Lightroom's user interface panes except the center one disappear.  Some input of mine obviously is causing this; it doesn't happen spontaneously.  I haven't inadvertently set the application into Lights Out mode or hidden one or more of the control panels: it's just that everything is blacked-out except the center of the display.  I am unable to escape from this funny state using any of the interface-recovery methods I'm familiar with.  The only way I've found to restore the display to its normal state is to kill and relaunch the Lightroom process.  Bug?  Cockpit error on my part?

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Lightroom 2015.7+: Panels and filmstrip black when switching to Develop

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4 y ago

Tab or Shift Tab will hide the side and top panels.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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yes i know this, but all surround interface panes are blacking out of their own accord at almost every click of the mouse...

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The panels aren't hidden: they all are reported as displayed in the Window>Panels drop-down menu.  They are presumably still present, but the the panes which should be displaying them are all black.

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4 y ago

hi chris -
this is exactly the same problem i've been having since upgrading to 2015.8 -
i've never had this problem before and haven't changed any of my workflow practices , which is why i'm convinced it must be a bug of some sort...
have you informed the lightroom queen or the forum about this ?

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Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Both sound very similar, if not identical, Victoria.  Unfortunately, I haven't discovered a way to deliberately make this happen, so I can't even guess whether it is the result of some keyboard or mouse input, or something happening asynchronously in the Lightroom process.  I've attached a screen shot, in case that's useful.