Thank you for the quick answer. I have reset preferences but nothing has changed visually. The font size just rests to automatic (default) and the colour of the editing space. I prefer dark grey but default is now set. The display is still super large. Is there anything else I can do to fix this?
It seems that your screen resolution is 1366 x 768 - is that correct?
With such a low resolution, the panels will take up a lot of space.
You can hide the panels by pressing Tab, or hide the left panel with F7 and the right with F8.
Hide the module picker with F5 and the filmstrip with F6.
Right click the little gray arrows for each panel for more options on showing/hiding the panels
The side panels and the film strip can also be resized by dragging the inside edge, but they do have a minimum size.
Hi Per Bernsten,
Thank you for the reply but I was hoping to minimize the actual size of the panels. Yes my display is 1366x768. I have one of the first i7 HP Pavilion laptops that came out so unfortunately that is the res I am stuck with. However saying that, why does Photoshop CC display correctly and not Lightroom? Is this to do with how the programme is built?
I am getting the impression that the only solution will be to just get a big screen to edit? Am I correct? Or would the display simply emulate that of the laptop? There does not seem to be any other solution. Will just have to deal with it as it is.
why does Photoshop CC display correctly and not Lightroom? Is this to do with how the programme is built?
There's a limit to how small you can drag the side panels, so I believe Lightroom is displaying correctly.
If you buy a second monitor (like 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080), it will display with its native resolution, but make sure that your laptop's graphic card is able to run it at that resolution.