Have a strange issue with Lightroom 5 on my Mac. There seems to be an area that is to the upper right of the screen that is not clickable and doesn't recognize the mouse. For example, in Libray view if you hover over images, they highlight without clicking. In this area, which in my current zoom is about three thumbnails high by three thumbnails wide (appx 3in x 3in with my current screen) that doesn't seem to recognize that the mouse exists. This same area translates to other sections of Lightroom. In Develop, I cannot grab the image or make adjustments directly to this area. Other areas of the image / screen work just fine. Now for the really strange part, if I grab the entire application and move it one direction or the other, this area seems to stay constant, as in it doesn't move with the application. If I move it down... I can no longer click on areas higher than before but I can then click on the images that were unclickable before. It's like there is a dead spot in a specific area of the screen where Lightroom doesn't recognize the mouse but it is static on the screen and not in the application! If I minimize the application or swap to a different display panel within my computer there are no issues in this area. It's only when LR is up that this area is 'dead'.
Any thoughts on this? I am going to give my computer a reboot and check for updates.
I have seen this a couple of times and has been reported on the forum for a couple of versions. It seems to be some "phantom" dialog box or something that Lightroom has popped up but is invisible. For me a restart of Lightroom has always solved the problem.
Well, I've answered my own question! I guess I'm so used to not restarting my Mac that I didn't even consider it.
After a reboot, the un-clickable area seemed to fix itself. Very odd. Hopefully if someone else finds this issue they will see this... or just do a reboot!
Thanks for the input on that. It might have done the same as my reboot since I didn't try to restart LR before I rebooted. I'm still on the trial so maybe something was floating around there but became transparent at some point. Thanks for the input!