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    A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    I'm very puzzled -- somehow I have lost the buttons on my Lightroom 3 that allow me to minimize or close the program -- you know, the buttons (in Windows) way up on the right side of the screen?? I can't figure out what happened to them, or how to get them back. Right clicking on the top bar gives me nothing. Also, if I left click on the top of the screen and try to move the program (the other way of minimizing it), nothing happens.

    You computer geniuses -- any ideas?? I can close it by right-clicking on the bottom icon on the task bar, but it just bugs me that I don't know what happened.

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    I've got the OSX version, but Window->Screen Mode might be what you're looking for. On the Mac, you can toggle through the different modes with F.

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    As Kathy has mentioned, try pressing the 'F' key to cycle through the different display modes.

    There are loads of keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom, as with most software - the following link from Adobe lists them all. Learning just a few will really speed up your workflow.

    Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    Awesome link charlie, thanks....

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    And old trick I know to close the "active" program in Windows is to press ALT+F4. Works most of the time.

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    Ah, thank you -- Window/Screen Mode/Normal was exactly what I needed, but I just couldn't see it. That's the kind of thing that just drives me nuts -- now I'm happy!

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    Quote Originally Posted by mythlady
    You computer geniuses -- any ideas?? I can close it by right-clicking on the bottom icon on the task bar, but it just bugs me that I don't know what happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by jiro
    An old trick I know to close the "active" program in Windows is to press ALT+F4. Works most of the time
    Also left clicking on the Task Bar icon for the program toggles it visible or minimised.

    Plus: Double clicking the title bar in program's open window toggles it between maximised and restore (intermediate) size.

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    Re: A really dumb question, I'm sure --

    Another shortcut in most programs I have used is F11 (check Dave's Signature), used to put the window full screen. This I find useful for computers with less than 1440X900 screens especially, as it removes the title bar and task bar, giving you a boost in vertical realestate.

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