Having a lot of problems with Lightroom on a Surface Pro 3

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Touch mode activated the develop module even for quick culling. This touch mode locks Lightroom completely. Traps flag indications onscreen and performs as poorly as if I was using a machine from 1998. Arguably the most useful part of the mobile apps is being able to flag by swiping up and down allowing a quick culling process. For some reason Adobe has chosen to implement the full develop module and it doesn't work at all like the regular Lightroom develop. Additionally it is ten times slower or more more to the point Lightroom locks up. Right now the touch screen mode on Windows that mimics iOS Lightroom mobile is absolutely unusable on an i7 surface pro 3

There's No reason performance should be this poor. And working with adobes outsourced support has been anything but helpful. I just want to file a bug report and know someone who can replicate and shoot it in the actual food chain got it. -

There's no reason a five year old iPad with Lightroom mobile should out perform last years surface pro 3 working in the same layout.

Where are change requests. Bug reports and real support available from ? I'm done paying for stuff I can't use due to poor coding
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h00ligan

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  • frustrated and like Adobe couldn't care less about Windows customers.

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the surface pro 3 isnt too efficient with resources, it will over provide processor clock speed to get a job done then it will eventually overheat and throttle down. you can prevent this by telling the sp3 to use 74% max processor, and keeping it cool at all times

http://forums.windowscentral.com/microsoft-surface-pro-4/403403-no-more-throttle-fans-surface-pro-3-...
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I've been closely monitoring and my issues with the surface aren't from throttling. It can get warm but it's not racking down the power at all. I believe this was a previous issue before subsequent firmware upgrades. Also I'm on my fifth well one was the wrong one, I believe they adjusted assembly of the i7 later into production. Either way no throttling is occurring when using Lightroom. I've Ben closely monitoring it across a great many things beyond.

Additionally I have already customized power profiles to ensure the coolest running and fastest speeds

Regard,was of prifile Lightroom seems to be the issue. In the last few updates performance has absolute,y sunk on it.

I think my next step is to split my already small catalog I to a couple of new smaller catalogues.

Ironically if I use smart previews and separate the NAS drive e performance is even worse. Despite the much smaller file its dealing with, which doesn't seem it should be the case.

Given the smart preview is a high res jpg rendering (right?) when forcing Lightroom to use that I'd expect it to be snappier since it's not dealing with a big raw file. The behavior doesn't match that.

Thanks for your reply. Excuse any typos - mobile device.