Please post a screenshot of Lightroom illustrating the issue here.
Also which version of Lightroom are you using?
That is what it is set on and toggling through other options does nothing to help.
Thank you, Akash! That solved the issue.
Akash, it worked fine, but today, when I went to use Lightroom again, the same problem happened when it opened. What is going on with it? Am I going to have to reset the preferences every time that I want to open Lightroom? That seems a little annoying.
Could you post Lightroom Help>>System info report here?
I have restarted and reset and everything is back to normal. I would send the System Info, but attaching a text file is not an option available in the choices of this post. Do I have to do screen shots to send pictures of the system info? That seems weird.
Thanks, that was easier.
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Real memory used by Lightroom: 898.6 MB (10.9%)
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Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
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Library Path: /Users/larryim/Pictures/Lightroom 6/Lightroom 6a.lrcat
Settings Folder: /Users/larryim/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom
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4) ON1 Effects 10
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What happens when you temporaril disable On1 Photo Plugin and restart Lightroom?
I disabled other plugins and have successfully restarted a few times since, so perhaps one of those was the culprit. Only time will tell now. Thanks for your help!
Akash, I am still having the issue of occasionally when starting Lightroom the filmstrip at the bottom is too big to allow me to resize it. There is no top available. Your suggestion of restarting using Shift and Option works to reset the preferences and then opens as it should. I just realized that when the filmstrip is too big the menu bar is missing at the top as well. I don't know if the two are related, but thought that I would mention it. This is getting frustrating, so do you have any further suggestions. I don't want to have to start and then restart this often.
Thanks for the update.
I just realized that when the filmstrip is too big the menu bar is missing at the top as well. I don't know if the two are related
When that happens check if Lightroom is in Full or standard screen mode.
Hi Larry, did you ever find a work around to this issue? It's happening to me and it appears it is with the Lightroom CC version. I still have Lightroom 5.7.1 installed and launched it with no issues. I though it may have been the Apple system update that just came out today (Sierra 10.12.1) but it's not. I updated the iMac but not my MacBook Pro and the issue is happening on the MacBook pro as well where i'm also running Lightroom CC.
I'm certain it's CC. When I opened lightroom CC on my MacBook pro it opened up fine with the filmstrip intact. The the creative cloud window popped up and said I needed to sign. I closed it and kept checking the software and it worked fine. I signed in and restarted lightroom CC and the same issue is now happening on my MacBook pro which does not have the Sierra 10.12.1 update.
I'm in the final stages of editing a 1000 image wedding and this is causing significant grief and stress.
Ok Larry, I just got off an extended chat and trouble shooting session with Adobe and what seems to have fix the issue is the removal of the (com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist) preference file in your Library / preferences folder. You will lose all of your settings and will have to go and set it up the way you like it again. It seems to have fixed the issue. Time will tell.
Hope this helps.
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I had the same issue today, but now it works. What helped me was: uncheck Window -> Show Tab Bar and restart Lightroom. After this the missing part of the panel magically appears. Leave it on and restart again - and the thing is missing again.
Its a bug that Adobe needs to fix though I do not know how to report this
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See this article for the proper way to reset preferences in LR CC 2015 / 6: http://www.lightroomforums.net/showthread.php?25197-Resetting-the-lightroom-preferences-fi le-updated . The method given to you by Adobe support is harder to do and won't work unless you reboot after manually removing the .plist file.
Its a bug that Adobe needs to fix though I do not know how to report this
Adobe wants bugs reported in the official feedback forum: Photoshop Lightroom | Photoshop Family Customer Community . Adobe product developers actively participate in that forum (as opposed to this forum, which is mainly a user-to-user forum with some participation by low-level Adobe support).
I restarted my computer then reset the preferences. So far so good!
I was having the same problem. Super annoying. Nikitatr's solution seems to solve the issue. Maybe I accidentally hit a keyboard shortcut.
I've had the same problem today too. I toggled show tab bar on and off between restarting and it seems to have fixed the issue to. Strange.
Very annoying bug, surprised a fix didn't come out with the update on the 8th
I just started having the same problem. Any updates with anyone else?
This bug has been acknowledged by Adobe: Filmstrip is covering / overlapping filter- and breadcrumb bar | Photoshop Family Customer Community . Please add your me-too vote and details of your issue to make it more likely Adobe will prioritize a fix.
There are two known workarounds. See this post for the first workaround: Filmstrip is covering / overlapping filter- and breadcrumb bar | Photoshop Family Customer Community . Others have reported that resetting LR's preferences also fixes the problem: http://www.lightroomforums.net/showthread.php?25197-Resetting-the-lightroom-preferences-fi le-updated
I have been having the same problem too. Resetting the preferences does in fact fix the problem for a while but it keeps coming back. I just tried nikitar's solution and that seemed to work too. I am not optimistic that the problem won't return but turning on/off the tab bar and restarting the program is (modestly) less annoying that continually resetting the preferences. So, thanks nikitar and here's hoping Adobe finds a more permanent solution to this problem.
I am having the same problem. None of these solutions works for me.
I am having the very same problem. Will try above solutions. Please fix Adobe!
I have the problem too. Annoying. I used the nikiatr method of "uncheck Window -> Show Tab Bar and restart" which worked, thanks (not sure for how long it remain working), but less obtrusive than resetting the preferences given that I dohave no idea what I may lose by doing a reset, since I have had everything set up for years.
Please add your me-too vote and details of your issue to the bug report in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Filmstrip is covering / overlapping filter- and breadcrumb bar | Photoshop Family Customer Community . That will make it a little more likely Adobe will prioritize a fix, and you'll be notified when the bug's status changes.
You are lucky that the uncheck window-show tab bar and restart worked for you. This fix doesn't work for me, and neither does resetting preferences or uninstalling and reinstalling LR. Very annoying.
This worked for me as well!!! Thank you SO much for posting!
Exactly what happened to me, that tab bar appeared (I must have done something with the wacom tablet without realizing) and the same issue happened. I unchecked it and the images are back to normal size after restarting.