A couple of weeks ago I shared a new article from new user tips series by Scott Kelby and his team that can be found on the Lightroom Killer Tips website. The series is now complete so if you want to skip ahead see the rest of the articles, just click on the link to get started. Also keep in mind, this series is for beginners. If you are new to Lightroom, it is a must read. The articles are a short read, but informative.
How to Turn Off Auto Show/Hide for Your Left/Right Side Panels in Adobe Lightroom
One of the more annoying things about Lightroom that drove me crazy was the auto show/hide side panels. I quickly learned to shut off this feature. I found that the editing process went just a little bit smoother.
There are two ways to turn off the Auto Show/Hide for the left/right side panels in Lightroom. One way is to right click on the edge of the each panel and turn it off. I figured out this setting within a few hours of using Lightroom and always keep the auto hide disabled.
As for the other way to turn auto hide off, its to use keyboard shortcut keys. I only recently learn about this tip and it’s a lot faster to use the keyboard shortcuts to auto the side panels than to right click them.
In Scott Kelby’s article 10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User #8How Turn Off Auto Show/Hide for Your Left/Right Side Panels, he goes into detail on how to do the keyboard shortcuts and where to right click to turn off auto hide.