Lightroom: How to search for specific program issues?

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So, with the inane (sorry, my opinion) new naming conventions Adobe has adopted for Lr...how can I successfully search for threads in this forum about Lr Classic CC specifically? I keep getting threads on CC or on Classic or on  the older pre-renaming CC or on either/any one but not on the topic! Driving me crazy!

I'm actually looking for info about the panels and filmstrip going black when I change to the Develop Module. 

Mac El Capitan 10.11.6
Lr Classic CC 7.0.1, no updates showing in the Creative Cloud App


Rant on the naming: Why did Adobe use CC to begin with. None of their apps were in the cloud. Is Illustrator CC now Illustration Classic CC? Why not? What about InDesign and Premiere etc.?

If you had to rename Mobile, why not Lr Anywhere or Lr Everywhere?
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Hi Steve,

I think this might be the post you're looking for:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/i-have-update-lightroom-cc-to-lightroom-class...

To search the forums for specific programs click the Categories link in the black header at the top of this page then choose the appropriate program.

When your results appear you can click "Advanced Search" to see more options to filter your search.

I hope that helps.

Cheers!
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Your link is all about the issue on Windows not Mac. So, not helpful.
Also, the Advanced search features let me choose Classic CC but return hits from anything and everything.  So, not helpful.
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Steve, your post about the "going black" issue is now in the correct topic: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-2015-7-in-macos-sierra-bugs
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"Also, the Advanced search features let me choose Classic CC but return hits from anything and everything."

The advanced search does correctly return only topics categorized as Classic. But there are two separable issues:

1) The confusing naming leads many people to add the wrong categories to their posts.  Moderators try to correct those when we see them.  

2) The forum (from vendor GetSatisfaction) doesn't have very good search relevance.
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And how can we search for "Lightroom Classic" (ugh) tutorials on the web and include older "Lightroom" (as it was properly called) items but not include the new cloudy "Lightroom" at all to avoid confusion? How do we search for Lightroom but not Lightroom?

This is probably the stupidest name change I have ever seen a major company make. I am not looking forward to Photoshop Classic and Illustrator Classic, but that seems the logical progression now. This is a classic problem.

Please repeal this naive mistake and go for Steve's fantastic suggestion of calling the cloudy version Lightroom Everywhere.
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"And how can we search for 'Lightroom Classic' (ugh) tutorials on the web and include older 'Lightroom' (as it was properly called) items but not include the new cloudy "Lightroom"

Type the search terms into the search box at: https://helpx.adobe.com/support/lightroom.html . Then when the results pop up, check the Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC box.  If you don't see the product listed, type "lightroom" in the Product Lookup box.  Not very convenient, and the search results aren't very good.

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No, it's not very convenient and it doesn't help with Google and Bing (etc) web searches.

Last year I paid good money for a thick book on Lightroom. Most of the text still applies to the new "Classic" version but this book is now worthless for resale. Stores, warehouses, authors and publishers will be stuck with unsold copies. Adobe cost a lot of people real money.

I can't imagine any good reason to steal the name "Lightroom" except to trick people into thinking that all the commendations Lightroom has received over the years somehow apply to this new image-gathering database.

Again I request that Adobe revert the situation. Name the new product something unique to indicate its area of expertise and give us back our famous Lightroom. Please.
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Merging into a more relevant topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom naming
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I don't appreciate your deciding what thread I am posting into. My comments were specifically directed at the thread on searching for information relevant to Lightroom. My comments included an opinion on the repurposing of the origiinal Lightroom name that has confused and harmed web and printed materials and my comment was completely relevant to searching for information. There was no need to move it to a thread dedicated to the rename problem.

Far too many posts are renamed and taken out of the context in which they were made. If you want to maintain a database of posts and stamp various hashtags on my post to indicate the various items it addresses, go ahead, but please stop moving my posts into threads I did not post into.
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A copy of your posts remain in the original topic for people to read.

But others concerned about the general issue of the name change could see your opinions on the general naming topic (*) and be led to continue the discussion here.  To have the most influence on Adobe, it's best if general discussion about the name change is all focused in one topic rather than spread out. 

(*) "I can't imagine any good reason to steal the name "Lightroom" except to trick people into thinking that all the commendations Lightroom has received over the years somehow apply to this new image-gathering database.

"Again I request that Adobe revert the situation. Name the new product something unique to indicate its area of expertise and give us back our famous Lightroom. Please."
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