Lightroom: Improved multi-display handling

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I recently added a new display to my system (it now has 4) - but when I tell Lightroom to extend to a second display, it insists on using the newly-added display instead of the one I want it to use - I can't find any options for this, so I'm requesting that options be added to future Lightroom versions.

the 'second display' menu should include a 'configure' or 'select' to allow users to select which available display should be used.

The slideshow 'play' action should allow selection of a device (for example... on a system with two monitors and a projector - the second monitor is the appropriate choice for loupe and grid, but the projector is the appropriate choice for playing the slideshow)
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What OS/version are you running Lightroom on?
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If you take the secondary window out of full screen mode and drag it onto whichever monitor you prefer in the meantime.

Slideshow should already be allowing you to select the playback monitor in the Playback panel.
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This is a Windows 7 setup with 4 displays (two 19x12 monitors on my desk, one tablet, and the fourth port hooked up to a TV in the next room. When I tell Lightroom to put the loupe on the second display, it goes to the TV instead of the second monitor on my desk. I'm sure there's a hardware solution here - I could solve this by grubbing around behind the computer and hooking things up to different ports, but this would clearly be a problem better solved in software.
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for some reason... I didn't see Victoria's good answer - but... I tried the 'drag it around' idea - it's better than nothing, but still broken. Switching to full-screen mode goes to the TV, no matter what I do - with full-screen mode off, I can position the second window where I want it, but it won't maximize (the usual 'double-click on the title bar' doesn't work) - and if I hide the second display... it doesn't remember where it was, so I have to reposition and resize again. so... workable, but frustrating.

and as far as the slideshow setting... we all miss obvious things sometimes - I had missed the screen selection for the slideshow... which means that my other complaint should be much easier to fix, since somebody has already figured this out