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I can't get into to my Lightroom to tell you this
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...who is the mental midget that decided that I needed to log into my own copy of Lightroom, a product I have used and owned for over 10 years and now I have to log into it to use it. Having not had to do this forever, I have to have a password which I don't remember - who does? - so now I am caught between this idiotic stuff (I have a better word for it, but this is supposed to be a "nice" forum) and I cannot get access to my legal and paid for version of Lightroom.

Of course they send me a "code" I have to type in, but LR is full screen, so I have to shut it down to find the code in my mail and then by the time I get back to LR, the code is no longer good and I have to start over again. I would really like to know who decided this was a good thing to life long subscribers. This sort of thing is enough to make me move to Luminar or On1 because I don't really need this level of frustration for a product I already own. AAARRRGGGHHH!

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Shift F takes you out of full screen mode. No one changed it so you have to login every time, something is amiss for you.

Version - do you pay a subscription every month? Then it's going to be Lightroom Classic, check in the CC App that you're correctly logged into your account. It sounds like you've ended up logged out for some reason.
 
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Paul thanks for the reply. I pay a subscription every month, automatically through PayPal and have ever since Adobe instituted this subscription thing. In fact, I just noticed, in an email I received from PayPal, that the "next" payment was made this morning. I am afraid that I do not know how to check in the CC App that I am logged in correctly. I have definitely ended up logged out for some reason. The key is to discover the reason. I have some ideas which I will test shortly and return with the answer if I am right.

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I am afraid that I do not know how to check in the CC App that I am logged in correctly.
Open the CC app, if you're not signed in you'll know immediately as you'll be faced with a sign-in prompt.
 
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Paul, I fixed it for Lightroom. I opened my laptop to my email and then Lightroom on my desktop. When it asked for a "code", I was able to quickly get it from my email on my laptop. I will now go and see if the CC app will let me login as I just received a message box from it indicating that Photoshop had been updated successfully. Don't know what that means for the ability to "login", but I will find out.

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I was able to start Photoshop and utilize it without signing in, so I still do not understand what the "fuss" was with Lightroom.

I was able to restart Lightroom without any problem. It tells me that I am now running version 10, whatever that means - I guess it has something to do with the new colour grading.

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