Lightroom Classic: Ability to hide Panels you are not using in Develop

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Am a working photographer, using a 13 inch MBP.  When editing, I find I have to scroll up and down to see the panels I want to use, because they can't all be seen on the screen at once.  The panel headers are taking too much space.

I suggest - totally flexibility in chosing position of the panels on the side, i.e. you can have basic , followed by transform, followed by details  - great for architects,   or basic, followed by color, followed by details - great for event photographers.

I suggest  - the ability to hide those headers you are not using, rather than currently just collapsing the details, but leaving the header in view.

This came around as the latest update has moved profile to the top. I rarely use this , so it means I now have to scroll down more to see the stuff I actually use.

I don't think it is difficult to make the panels completely modular, i.e. switch on what you use and can move the sequence.

Hands up for this!

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Kitmin Lee

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Georgette Grossman

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My travel laptop is also small. I had enough problems editing on it before this update. While Adobe is "fixing" things, making the panels modular is probably a good idea.
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"I suggest  - the ability to hide those headers you are not using"

This is already implemented, though it's far from obvious.  Right-click one of the panel headers and you can select which panels appear:

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Kitmin Lee

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Hi John,  that's fantastic.  Never knew there was this option.  I only looked in the Windows tool bar.  Many thanks!   
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Yeah, it's like too many Apple user interfaces, which remind me of old PC games from the 1990s -- you have to click around looking for the "hidden pixels" that do magic things.
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Yves Crausaz

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Utilisez le mode Solo....
Use Solo mode ....
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john beardsworth

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Utilisez le mode Solo....
Use Solo mode ....
Exactly!
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Solo mode doesn’t provide what Kitmin was asking for, “the ability to hide those headers you are not using, rather than currently just collapsing the details, but leaving the header in view.”