multiple screen support

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when Lightroom will be capable of supporting more then one external screen?
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Ivo Kiapes

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multiple screen = more then one external screen /i dont count macbook’s internal screen.
* i have two bigger displays connected to macbook pro /all together 3 displays ready to work with/ unfortunately lightroom is still able to work with only 1 external screen which means one of my screen is just empy. i would like to use it for palletes from main lightroom window, so i d like to know when it will be possible to use it properly - like photoshop for instance
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I believe LR is limited to two (2) screens, regardless of whether or not one is external or both are external.  I use to use three (2) LG 34" flat 4K monitors with my MacBook Pro, and both LR windows were on the external monitors.  (The MacBook had PathFinder or Apple Mail open.)

Now I run three (3) 34" LG curved 4k monitors with a MacPro, which has no built-in display—it's a trashcan!  I easily run LR on two of the monitors.

In both cases, I also have a Cintiq 27" Graphics Display Tablet (Tablet!  The damned thing weighs a tonne!) which is HDMI (the LGs are Thunderbolt).  When I use the Cintiq, it acts as a mirror to the second LR window in Develop mode for editing (or it mimics the monitor with Photoshop open).

Would I like to have LR on three monitors?  No, probably not, as I usually have a different external editor running on the third display (e.g., DxO, Photoshop, Sharpen Projects Pro, etc.) or other programs like FireFox.  Not sure I would ever need to have LR on all of the displays.
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i think so as well - 2 screens only wich is probably fine if you have two big screens..

i have 27" 2K Eizo asi main screen for photoediting, retouching, designing.... then i have 24" 2K screen as a vertical screen for designing and vertical previews. and then macbook pro screen.
this setup works fine in Photoshop, indesign, illustaotr, etc. but not in Lightroom.

i am used to use macbook’s screen as place for palettes /PS, INDD.../ to keep Eizo as clean as possbile /canvas only/.
i would more than appreciate if this, with this setup was possible in Lightroom and i could all the panels/palettes - navigator, histogram, tone curves etc. move to the macbook pro screen!
then my lightroom would looks like - 1. vertical screen for previews/grid, 2. main screen for editing and then 3. macbook screen for pallettes..