I used to be able to minimize the Lightroom 4 window to the dock on my Mac, but now the minimize button's greyed out. I hit F a couple times and cycled through the different views but this hasn't restored the minimize function, neither has restarting Lightroom. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
I have the same issue with Win7 x64 I don't even see the Minimize, Maximize or X as well as I can't even grab the top bar and move it to the other monitor. It's like it's opened in some sort of Modal window. Of course this is the trial.
There appear to be 2 or 3 different problems in this thread - buttons missing altogether (press F once or twice), or buttons visible but not working. So which problem are you having sdeleng, and which LR version and OS?
Does the OS keyboard shortcut to minimize work (Command+M)? Does it work when you attempt to minimize all windows (Command+Option+M)?
And WKS, are you really using LR2.1? Have you though about updating to the latest version (2.7)?
I didn't get the opportunity to try this before the problem corrected itself, at least temporarily. I restarted the program a second time after posting this problem and strangely enough the yellow dot appeared again and it is still there.
Still having the problem of not being able to minimize Lightroom intermittently, but most of the time. Minimize is greyed out and command M does not work. Have to quit Lightroom to close the window.
Lightroom 4.3 on Mac Pro running 10.8.2. Restarting Mac does not solve the issue, nor does restarting Lightroom. Also tried relaunching the finder. Any other ideas? Thanks!
Could there be a dialog open somewhere? I've seen cases in the past where a second monitor was previously attached, a dialog was shown on that other monitor, and although the other monitor's detached, LR keeps trying to show it on the other screen.
I am also having this problem with the minimize (yellow) dot grayed out:
I cannot minimize the LR window at all, even from the Window menu:
The minimize choice is grayed out, but cmdM doesn't work either - like the entire function is disabled. I'm on Mac OS X 10.8.3 and LR 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4.
Any ideas? This is really annoying.
I tried to include screen shots, but they don't show up here. Any help with that first? DOH!
I am running LR on 2 machines, both with the same version of Mac OS X 10.8.3 and LR 4.4. Minimize is disabled on one and not the other.
Are there library files I could delete and have recreated upon startup? If so, what are their names?
Should I reinstall LR completely?
FYI, I was having a lot of trouble with this machine. After many many many rounds with Apple support/geniuses, etc, we reinstalled the OS. This was not a reformat and clean install, but just a reinstall over top of the current configuration. The reinstall fixed the other problems I was having (iMovie). I can't quite remember, but I think I had this problem before the reinstall. Perhaps it was introduced by the OS reinstall.
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