LIGHTROOM - Make the photo & HDR merge windows non-modal

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I love the photo & HDR merge feature of Lightroom and use it quite often to speed up the workflow and only use specialized apps in certain cases.

It would be awesome if the preview calculation could be done in the background same as the render is done. The modal windows slow down my workflow by a lot because they block any other working with LR and even the preview can take quite some time to render.
Let me throw the preview window to the background and let me select this to be the default so I can keep on working on other images while the preview is rendering.
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Dennis G

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You can avoid the dialog entirely by invoking Shift+Ctrl+M and Shift+Ctrl+H -- they'll use the previous settings.

Further, if you put all the pics to be merged into a stack, you can select the collapsed stack, and the merge will use all of the pics in the stack.

Finally, you can have more than one merge executing at a time.
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Dennis G

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One of those lifesaver shortcuts. Awesome!

I couldn't do one than one merge at the same time because of the modal window. But CTRL+SHIFT really is awesome, already tried it.
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An undocumented shortcut (undocumented by Adobe)...