Lightroom Secondary Display won't open in second monitor When Forced (Drag& Drop) it reopens full screen over the primary display

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Secondary display always opens over first display. Will not recognize second monitor until dragged to the second monitor When Openedfull screen It continues to have until LR loses focus, When Focus is returned to LR the Secondary display is Full screen over the primary display I am unable to access the Primary dispel (the one with all of the LR controls until I turn off the Full screen mode for the Secondary display
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Remind us of your current OS Clee?
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It is tagged in the tag list OS X 10.11
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Thanks Clee, I'll hook up my second monitor tomorrow to try to repro.
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Let me know if you need input, I have just disabled the OS X Preference to Automatically hide the menubar. I'll see if that makes a difference.
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Great detective work on your other thread Clee! http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

I'm not having any joy replicating it yet, but I'm running 10.11.1 beta (so it's possible that Apple have fixed something) and I only have 2 monitors hooked up.
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This issue only appeared while I had the OS X preference "Automatically hide the menubar." checked. I also has 4 desktops created.
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4 desktops = 4 spaces?
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Yes, Desktop 1 & 2 on the primary (iMac) Monitor 0n the right and Desktops 3&4 on the secondary monitor on the left LR is open in Desktop 1 & 3 Desktop 2&4 are idle. The Dock options for LR is to open LR on Desktop 1.
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I've upgraded to OS X 10.11.1 and things got a little better. The Secondary Display ALWAYS opens on Display 1. And sometimes reopens on Display 1 after having been moved. I can replicate this error and script a scenario that shows the error.
With OS X 10.11.1, when you open the Primary display full screen (OS X full screen and LR Fullscreen), OS X creates a new display named "Lightroom" If the LR instance is started on Display 1, both the LR Primary display and the LR Secondary display use the same monitor. If the LR Secondary Display is open full screen, the LR fullscreen primary display is unreachable except through short cut keys.

Also sometimes the top, bottom and side panels are rendered without any panels, just blank. A third item that is probably related: occasionally in the center panel the thumbnails are unclickable
I will script out a way to reproduce this bug. I am currently running OS X 10.11.1 and LRCC2015.2.1 and report that script back in this thread.
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Here are the steps necessary to repeat this issue:

OS X 10.11.1 and LRCC2015.2.1 dual monitor

1. OS X Creates Desktop1 and Desktop2 with each monitor labeled as such.
2. Open the Primary LR window on Desktop1
3. In LR, Enter Fullscreen Mode (This is also Apple’s fullscreen mode).
4. Apple has now created a new desktop and Labeled it Lightroom. It occupies the same monitor as Desktop1.
5. In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens as a window in the Display that Apple named “Lightroom”
6. Close the Secondary display window. Change the Secondary Display to Full Screen Mode {Shft}{Ctl}{F11}
7. In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens in the Desktop1 Note, this is the same monitor screen for the Desktop labeled “Lightroom”
8. Swiping to reveal Desktop 1 in this Display briefly shows the LR Secondary display but reverts to another app if present. (Probably as soon as LR loses focus)

9 In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens as a window in the Display that Apple named “Lightroom” (This is the same operation as Step 5).
10. Drag the Secondary Display window to the monitor containing Desktop2.
11. Change the Secondary Display to Full Screen Mode {Shft}{Ctl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens in the Desktop1 NOT Desktop2.. Note, this is the same monitor screen for the Desktop labeled “Lightroom”
12. In LR Exit Fullscreen mode {Ctl}{F}

13. Open the Primary LR window on Desktop2
14. In LR, Enter Fullscreen Mode (This is also Apple’s fullscreen mode).
15. Apple has now created a new desktop and labeled it Lightroom. It occupies the same monitor as Desktop2.
16. In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens as a window in the Display that Apple named “Lightroom” but this time appears on the same monitor screen as Desktop2 OR It may appear on Desktop1.
17. If the Secondary Display opens as a window in the Display with the LR main window, drag it to Desktop1
18. Change the Secondary Display to Full Screen Mode {Shft}{Ctl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens in the Desktop1.

As long as the windows remain on these monitors, LR behaves as you would expect. However Closing and later reopening the Secondary Display will some time cause the Secondary Display to open as a window in the Display that Apple named “Lightroom”
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OS X 10.11.1 and LRCC2015.2.1 dual monitor

Cletus, here is what I have so far, note your items are numbered, my testing are letters. There are so many odd things happening and I am really at my wits end. This exercise has helped and I can use LR as long as I keep both windows out of full screen mode. Windows sometimes lock and the Apple double arrow cannot be clicked. The extra LR desktop may be the culprit, but I'm only a user and not a programmer.

1. OS X Creates Desktop1 and Desktop2 with each monitor labeled as such.
2. Open the Primary LR window on Desktop1
3. In LR, Enter Fullscreen Mode (This is also Apple’s fullscreen mode).
a. Entering full screen mode using the Apple OS double arrow will produce the additional lightroom desktop and auto hides the top menu bar which can be accessed by touching it with the mouse.
4. Apple has now created a new desktop and Labeled it Lightroom. It occupies the same monitor as Desktop1.
a. Entering full screen mode using the Adobe dropdown menu {Full screen} near the bottom left does not produce the extra Apple LR desktop and does autohide the top LR menu bar and is accessible by touching it with the mouse pointer.
b. Entering full screen mode using the Adobe dropdown menu {Full screen with menu bar} near the bottom left does not produce the extra Apple LR desktop and does not autohide the top LR menu bar.
c. Note that in either case there is no keyboard short cut for full screen mode and that it can only be accessed using either Adobe dropdown or the Apple double arrow and while they both create full screen windows, the behavior of the windows is different as described in 3a. above.
5. In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens as a window in the Display that Apple named “Lightroom”
a. {Cmd}{F11} or Adobe dropdown menu icon near the bottom opens the secondary window over the primary window: note that no additional desktop is created when using either command.
b. With the primary LR window in {Normal Screen Mode} pressing {cmd}{f} puts the primary display in full screen, creates a Lightroom Desktop , autohides the menu bar and makes it accessible with the mouse pointer.

6. Close the Secondary display window. Change the Secondary Display to Full Screen Mode {Shft}{Ctl}{F11}
7. In Lightroom open the secondary display. {Cntl}{F11}. The Secondary Display opens in the Desktop1 Note, this is the same monitor screen for the Desktop labeled “Lightroom”
a. When item 6 full screen mode {Shift}{Cmd}{F11} is toggled on {Cmd}{F11} opens a secondary window on the second monitor in full screen with no Lightroom desktop.
b. When item 6 full screen mode {Shift}{Cmd}{F11} is toggled off{Cmd}{F11} opens a secondary window over the LR window on monitor with no Lightroom desktop.
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Thanks for validating the repeatability of this bug. It helps greatly when more than one person complains of an issue. Adobe tends to ignore problems with only a few people reporting the problem.
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So this was reported and replicated over a year ago, why is it still happening? Adobe, you are failing at your basic responsibilities.
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I have had second monitor issues with Lightroom all the way back to v1. I'm not optimistic about them ever taking it seriously.