Lightroom: "Lights Out" Mode stays on the screen when you swap from Lightroom to another program / browser

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When a tab between Lightroom and other applications when Lightroom is in "Lights Out" Mode, the shaded box that appears around the Lightroom image stays on screen (see screen shot)

As a secondary issue, I have two monitors running and the second screen also goes goes into "Lights Out" Mode, but it would be helpful to control the mode so it applied just to one of the monitors, so the other could still be visible for other information, programs etc.

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Edward

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Have you looked to see if you have the latest graphics driver installed directly from either the nVidia or ATI/AMD website?
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I've seen a couple of related bugs. Can you confirm 10.6.8 or 10.7 please? And also how are you tabbing between programs? Cmd-tab? Are you using Spaces/Mission Control?
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Hi Victoria, its on a PC running Windows 7 64bit. Version 3.5of Lightroom.

I have program icons along the bottom of my main screen on the task bar, so I just click on say my already open browser mainly, although when it happens it seems to happen as a "blanket" effect independent of the program I go to.

Not sure what "Can you confirm 10.6.8 or 10.7" refers too?

Thanks
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Apologies, I didn't look carefully enough at your screenshot - 10.6.8 and 10.7 are Mac OS versions
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Edward, did you try updating your video drivers as I suggested?
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Hi Jeffrey
Yes thanks. Just haven't had time to test if that has solved it yet. Will let you know.
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Understood. Great. Thanks!