November 8, 2011
There are several shortcuts that can make your life easier when using a secondary window (on either your primary or secondary monitor).
F11 will open the secondary window. Add the Shift key on Windows to put the secondary window into Full screen, on Mac you need to add both the Command + Shift key. Note: the secondary window will only go to full screen if it is on a secondary monitor.
To move between views on a secondary monitor (Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey), simply add the Shift key to the shortcuts keys that you already know! (G, E, C and N). Shift + \ will display the filter bar.
Likewise add the shift key to the normal shortcuts to zoom in/out (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + (+) / (-) plus/minus) and increase/decrease thumbnail size (Shift + (+) / (-)
For more information, this video will walk you through the advantages of using a secondary window.
May 31, 2011
Even if you don’t have two monitors, the Secondary Display option in Lightroom can be really helpful. For example, I often run a secondary “display” (I think of it as a second Lightroom “window” in this case) so that I can view a series of images in Survey mode in the “primary” display window and see how the changes that I’m making in the Develop module (on the secondary screen or window) impact the way that the images work together. I find it’s an excellent way to get the same look and style across various images.
In Addition, the Normal, Live and Locked modes on the secondary display give many different display options for showing clients images on a secondary computer. And, to move between views on a secondary monitor (Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey), simply add the Shift key to the shortcuts keys that you already know! (G, E, C and N).
For as video that walks you through Lightroom’s Secondary Display option, click here.