Deveop module panels opening position (Solo mode)

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For some time now, I have selected Solo mode for the side panels in the Develop module. However, and importantly for ease of workflow when using the right side panels, when I select a panel, say Transform, the panel opens up in a mid position, so I then have to scroll up to access the transform buttons. This becomes very frustrating when opening various panels, and each time having to slightly scroll up to get to the top of the panel. I'm sure it would be an easy fix to make each panel's default opening position at the top of that panel, and if possible, show all the panel. Ideally, I would prefer each panel opened to sit underneath the histogram/toolbar, but that may be too much to ask! I really just want to get rid of this repetitive mini scroll up required every time I open a panel. Many thanks!
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Howard Dickson

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Jim Robertson

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I don't have this issue (I am still using ver 8.0) All panels of the Develop Module open so I can see the entire panel. I do have an issue with the Adjustment Brush, in that it's panel is so long I have to scroll down to see the "reset/close" buttons so I just click on the brush again to close it.
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I don't see this on my Macs with Lightroom 8.1 one running on MacOS X High Sierra and the other on MacOS X Mojave, so as usual we need more information. What version of Lightroom Classic? Which OS, Which version of the OS? What screen size?
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Howard Dickson

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Sorry, I should have said... this is on Windows 10...

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134

This problem has been apparent for some time, through various versions. I am currently running LR Classic 8.1, and was hoping with the new custom order of the panels, something would have been done, but still the same. Maybe the designers are only using Macs?

Rgds,
Howard


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Jim Robertson

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What screen size/res?  (Did you get a new screen or change the res in the past?)
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Howard Dickson

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Nope, always used the native screen size for my monitor 1366 x 768 with default driver (regularly updated).
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You are using the bare minimum screen resolution height (https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/system-requirements/earlier-versions.html) so I would not be surprised if that is the explanation.
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I use solo mode, too, and all my panels show fully.  I'm using Windows 10 with my screen resolution set to 3840 x 2160, which is the recommended resolution, and text and apps size set to 150% (also the recommended setting).  You may want to try the next higher resolution for your monitor.

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Howard Dickson

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Thanks Beverly, will try a higher resolution, but I don't have anything near to your resolution available on my graphics card.