Lightroom backup locks application open - can this be changed?

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Whenever Lightroom prompts me to 'backup my catalogue', and I say 'yes', the application window locks open and I cannot even get to my desktop until the backup is complete. Could I make a suggestion? Stop it for doing that. Even just minimise it because I tend not to back up because I have to wait until it finishes before I can do other things on my computer. There's no need to have it lock the window open like that!

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Duncan Wallace

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That is not the case on my system, Win 7 LR 7.4.
Either clicking on a link to other running programs in the Task Bar or keyboard shortcut Alt + Tab takes me to other running programs. Also I can access the start menu to start other programs.
I suspect you are using a Mac. Is that correct?
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It’s not the case on my Mac either, but the window can indeed be a bit persistent. If you are indeed on a Mac, then try this. Click on another app (including the Finder) while holding the Option key. That should hide Lightroom.