Lightroom Classic: Ability to lock menus

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I'd like a means to lock position of LR menus. I don't want menus resizing or retracting. I have to be too careful when using menus. It's too easy to select the retract menu option. I have a big enough screen to work with menus on all sides of picture, so I'd like to lock in my chosen configuration. Place toggle button somewhere easily accessable, like adjacent to main menu.Also since I use 3 monitors, placing menu on another screen would be nice. Selecting which screen for 2nd monitor already needs work. Maybe do update that includes both ideas: make LR able to select which monitor is considered 2nd (when there are 3 or more monitors) and the ability to move and lock menu config. Considering making config skicky for menu size, retraction choice and which screen menu is placed.
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Alvin Robinson

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Dan Hartford Photo

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Are you referring to the menu across the top(File, Edit, Library, Photo, Metadta, etc). or the 4 panels that surround the worskspace (E.g. in Library module on the left the panel that has Navigator, Catalog, Folders, Etc.)?
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I'm guessing Alvin meant the panels and filmstrip. Though, to be honest, if that's what he meant, I can't figure out why it's 'too easy to select the retract menu option' - that's only done by clicking the extremely thin slivers alongside the panels on the very edge of the screen. I could've sworn someone else said in another post in the last year that those slivers are too thin and wanted them either widened or made configurable (especially if viewed on very high resolution screens).

Maybe the issue is that - at least for the right side panel and bottom filmstrip - the scrollbar is right next to the 'panel retract' sliver, and both are extremely thin, so users could find themselves unintentionally restracting the right side panel or filmstrip when they just wanted to grab one of LR's scrollbars to move through their photos (this might've been the other user's complaint). Alvin can confirm...
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Many others have complained that the scroll bars are too thin, making it easy to click the panel close button by accident:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/panel-scroll-bar-close-annoyance

If that's tripping you up, please click Vote and Follow in the upper-right corner of that feature request.