Lightroom classic desktop switches display

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I have Lightroom 6 but it has a problem of switching displays on my iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017. Other times it will go into restore mode (non full screen) but I can't access the menu. 

I downloaded the trial version of Lightroom Classic Desktop, 8.2.1, but it appears to have the same problem. 

Has anyone found a fix? Is Adobe going to fix it? 

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Carlos Cardona

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What do you exactly mean by “switching displays”? I know that using a secondary display with my iMac 27” is very buggy! Sometimes you get 2 secondary displays (closing one kills the 2nd one), sometimes it changes from Loupe to Library by itself.
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I have 2 monitors plus the iMac. I will start it on a desktop on the iMac. I may do something on monitor 2 or 3 and Lightroom will show up on the monitor. When try to put it back on the original display/desktop I don't have access to the menu. Basically from there it becomes a mess and I have to restart it. It's the only app on my iMac that does it. Also did it on my MacBook. I have a feeling Adobe is ignoring it saying its not their app.

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You know that you can take it out of full screen mode by just hitting the F right? Also check Mission Control, maybe you have multiple Spaces created (also other monitors create their own Space, and this is confusing LR?) Maybe that’s what’s happening to me also, the 2nd Space confuses the windows.
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It's not stuck in full screen mode - I can't get it back into full screen mode. It's the only app I have a problem with. When it starts up the startup screen appears on a different monitor. It just doesn't play well with a Mac. 
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Try USING Spaces (Mission Control) and assigning a specific window to a specific Space (R-click the dock icon, go to Options and set it to “Desktop 2”, or whatever). Maybe that’ll make it

stick to that monitor?
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Carlos, thanks for the reminder. Yes I am familiar with assigning apps to a specific desktop. I did that with LR 6 and it didn't help. I just started Classic yesterday as a trial hoping they had fixed the issue. I am trying it now and we'll see what happens.

Ironically, the Adobe support guy I had last night was more interested in using screen share and looking around my computer instead of offering any help.

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Carlos, 
Thanks for your input. I tried assigning Lightroom to a specific desktop. It worked until today, which apparently looking from our conversation, it worked for one week. Then it started following me around to my other two monitors. When I tried to put it back on the original space I couldn't get it into full screen mode. In fact, I lost the menu. I can of course restart it but that's not productive.

This started with Lightroom 6 a year or two ago, for me anyway. Either Adobe and Apple aren't working together or Adobe doesn't want to. 

But I'm stuck now for another year of it...