Latest retina iMac with 27" thunderbolt second screen. Both are set to same resolution. Right hand screen is main screen with main LRoom main screen on it, 2nd screen is showing LRoom grid view or loupe view. Running Pshop at same time to do major image edits and bouncing between two programs. When in PShop the second left hand screen does not show the background program window, the left hand LRoom window - Just the system desktop shows. On the right screen, under PShop, the LRoom main screen is visible - it is only the second screen that has disappeared!
I want, and used to be able to see, the second right hand screen of LRoom and use it as a benchmark for what I was doing in PhotoShop - I am only using Shop on the left hand screen.
This is with the latest versions of the Mac OS system and the latest CC versions of both LRoom and PShop.
In summary, if LRoom is not the foreground program, the second screen of the program disappears.
Is this an undocumented and unwanted feature? Is there a solution?
Interesting observation - not sure if it's a feature or an oversight :-)
The the first workaround that comes to mind is placing the LR and PS windows on separate displays. You wouldn't get the secondary LR window, but you would at least have the main window available.
Yes that would work except the retina display is a much better work monitor - the colour depth and accuracy is better - both are calibrated with Colour Munki and the Retina iMac has a much greater colour gamut. The 2nd display is used for menus, palettes etc. Obviously Apple need to bring out a Retina Thunderbolt screen but that may be awhile - they use the fact that the 5K is built in to get over bandwidth issues of the thunderbolt connector.