Lightroom 5: No Before and After views in Full Screen Mode.

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I am using Lightroom 5 build 907681 that was updated from Lightroom 4, on a MacBook with OS X 10.8.4 and 8 GB of RAM.

When I am editing a photo in Loupe view in the Develop module and I am able to switch between before and after views. However, when I press F to go to full screen mode the backslash short cut doesn't work. It doesn't switch between before and after views. It would be great to compare my before and after views in full screen mode.

I'm don't remember if I could do this in Lightroom 4 so I'm not sure if this is problem or an enhancement request.

Thanks
Mike
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Mike Mager

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Lee Jay

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F is a new full screen preview. Use shift F to access the old functionality.
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Rob Cole

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It's not a problem/bug per-se, but +1 vote for feature request.
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Michael Sonnef

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I'm having the same problem. Looks like a bug to me because there's this small sign saying "before" and "after", but nothing happens to the picture itself. Would be great to see this fixed.
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Rob Cole

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Work-around if you have a second monitor: drag the left-panel onto the second monitor. You can then do "before/after" comparison using the history list. Not as good, but maybe better than nothing. That's what I do anyway - has the advantage of maximizing real-estate for image under edit (whilst still having panels open and available I mean).