Second monitor drops image when you change focus away from Lightroom

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I'm either dumb (not ruling it out), or dumbfounded ... I use two monitors (well actually three.) The issue doesn't have anything to do with three monitors though as far as I can tell, but just giving full disclosure ...

I use Lightroom on my main screen, and then my secondary monitor (actually my third monitor in my case) to display the preview image (Loupe).  However, sometimes I want to (or need to) display that image on my secondary monitor, but switch to another app.  However, if you switch to another app (or minimize of course), Lightroom removes the image. 

Is there any way to lock that image to that secondary screen?  Obviously a workaround would be to move LR to my third monitor, then just use the Loupe view in the main LR window.  Far from ideal.  Another option would be to just use another program, like XNVIEW, which doesn't have this (seemingly) ridiculous lack of functionality.  But, again, not ideal ... I'd like to just stay in LightRoom. 

 Am I missing a setting/feature, or is it really that way?

 

Thanks!

-Tim

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It really is designed to work like that.  What are you trying to accomplish?
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Hi Victoria.  It appears to be ... but I'm not sure WHY it is designed like this ... no other app acts this way.  To me it is really a bug.  Even other Adobe products don't act like this, which ironically is often the opposite of what I want ... say in After Effects.

Why do I want this?  Sometimes I need/want to leave an image up on my third monitor (which is a very large monitor) while referencing and/or using another app.  

Again, there are workarounds (like simply using another app, like aforementioned XnView), but it isn't ideal of course.  How would I submit this as a feature request or bug report?  I tried doing that, but it just led me here to the forums.

Thanks for your help,
Tim
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Let me switch it to a feature request for you.  (Explaining why is very beneficial in your request gaining traction, which is why I asked)
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Vunderbar!  Thanks, Victoria, that would be great.  I know it is no guarantee it will be implemented, but it certainly doesn't hurt to ask.  

Also, I would just add that ...  the way it behaves now is like a "forced minimize" which is neither helpful or desirable. If I wanted it out of the way it's easy enough to minimize.

Thanks again,
Tim

PS> I don;t know why but I could not sign in with the account I created for Photoshop.com (separate from my Adobe ID signin).  So it did let me sign in with my Adobe ID, but this is not the same account obviously.  It won't let me recover the password (there isn't an option!) for the photoshop.com account.  Any ideas?
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AFAIK, it should all be using single sign-on (Adobe ID) these days.
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It let me create separate account (totally different email address), but now I can't seem to log in, and there is no where to recover the password.  Although, unless I mistyped it, I KNOW what the password its.  REally weird.

EDIT:  Wow, looks like I am still logged in the original (new) account on this computer.  Maybe I can recover the password while still logged in.
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Yay, hijacking my own thread ... but weird.  I went to the password change option under my account, literally put in the password I have been trying to log-in with as the "old password", and also as the "new password" and it worked fine.

Although I am skeptical if I log out, it will let me log back in.  So I'm leaving this tab open and refreshing for some time to come. ;)