Lightroom Goes to empty desktop

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When I am in full screen in Lightroom, it automatically goes to an empty desktop without me doing anything. Anybody have any idea what's the problem
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Phinehas

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fred carter

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Assuming you're on a Mac, I think that's the way any full screen app does things.  That is, if you, for example, go to YouTube and ask for full screen, I think it does the same thing.  Indeed, I think it creates a temporary desktop (if you will) and uses that.  At least, that's what happens when running inside Safari.

So this is probably working as intended.

(Same is true of, for example, various programming editors I use at my real job.)
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thanks for the response, but I am talking about when I am in the full screen app working, it will jump to an empty desktop After I am in the app. i am on a mac

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Go to the Mission Control app on your Mac and check that you have not created separate spaces, and that LR is opening in "Desktop", not "Desktop 1" or 2 (the empty desktop?) Hover over the extra Desktop icon to see the "X" to delete it.

You may be hitting a key (or mouse-click) to go to the other space.
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By default (I think), cntl- left/right arrow moves between desktops.  These show up in
Settings->keyboard->shortcuts
under Mission Control.  They can be disabled or changed there.  There are also ^1-^0 to switch to desktop 1-10.  I have all those turned off, but if, perhaps, you don't & you're expecting those to match some Lightroom command, maybe something's being interpreted at the wrong level.