Lightroom Classic: Remove the max width constraint on the Navigator Window when increasing the width. Also allow the window to pop-out or allow full screen.

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This is a Lightroom Classic Issue


My Folder and File names are large, and I tend to have many levels of folders, so if you drill too deep and you literally cannot read where you're placing or moving files around. It is necessary to move files around.


The solution is to have the option to expand the width of the navigator panel, and pop it out so I can drag it to another monitor or just see more of it. I don't understand why the interface has to be so rigid. 
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Adam Kolbo

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I agree, but I think you mean the entire left panel group (not just the navigator panel).  I would also add that the same problem exists in the right panel group where hierarchical keyword list trees can become unreadable when they are quite deep.   

Both the left and right panel group width should be expandable up to the point where there is only two columns of images in the grid (with space for 2 columns in the grid, the compare view could still show two side by side images at the same size)  

Personally I don't need the "popout" capability as I only use 1 monitor but can see how that would be a good thing for those who do.
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Roelof Moorlag

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“ it is necessary to move files around.”
No, it’s not but a choice.
From perspective of file management it’s better to do organisation with other instruments like collections, (hierchical)keywords and/or smart collections
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From perspective of file management it’s better to do organisation with other instruments like collections
True, but the width of the left panel group also applies to the Collections panel where hierarchical collection structures do make sense.  In addition it also applies to the Publish Services panel which also entails a hierarchy that mimics hierarchical structures on the various web sites managed by those Publish Services.

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If you are using a Mac dragging while holding the option key should do the trick.
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Naveen Cavale

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Thank you for this! You have made my week!!