Photoshop: Screen Mode Change slow in Sierra

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Just moved to Sierra from El Capitan yesterday.
I was waiting so long because of Wacom driver issues.

Current Sierra version is 10.12.6
Current Photoshop version is: CC2017.1.1
Working on Mac Pro (Black Cylinder), 64GB, Dual FirePro 500, Dual 27" Displays

Overall i'm pleased with the performance.

Only one thing is very obvious and was not there under El Capitan.

When i change the Screen Modes (F key), the change is not instant, needs about 1/2 of a second. And especially when changing from Full Screen to Standard it needs more than a Second. It is very annoying.

Can someone reproduce this problem?

Is there any fix for this?

What can i try?

Many thanks!
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laden m

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This is getting very annoying! The screen mode change issue is driving me crazy! 

Please, can someone try it out on a similar system with Sierra and give me some feedback?
Just worked on my Macbook Pro wich still runs on El Capitan and the screen mode change there is instant and smooth.

Please!
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i could pin point the issue.
the problem is related with issue with Multiple Monitor Setup under mac os Sierra (10.12.6) 
The slow screen mode switch occurs only when there are many panels on the second monitor. As long as the panels are on the main monitor there is no lag in the screen mode change and the switch is instant.

with only few panels on the second monitor the mode change is also very fast but there is a slight lag.
with my workspace setup, wich fills up the whole second monitor the change is as described in my previous post, very slow.

i think there is a major BUG in Sierra with Multiple Monitors. I experience also other Dual screen bugs under Sierra.

I don't think this has anything to do with Photoshop, but i'm afraid that Apple wouldnd do anything about it:(

going back to El Capitan:(
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Sadly still a huge lag with screen mode change with the new PS cc2018 with dual monitors. It is clearly Mac OS (Sierra) issue, but can someone also try it and confirm it? Please! 
Just load as many panels as possible on the second monitor and press F few times to change the screen mode. There should be a huge lag when going from full screen to standard mode. And with the panels turned OFF (TAB key) or placed only on the main monitor no lag at all.

Also the Dialogue Boxes don't remember their position on the second screen, all appear on the main screen:(

These two dual monitor issues are destroying my workflow:( it is awful!