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Using Survey mode on a 2nd monitor

Sep 28, 2008
Tacoma, WA
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
LR Classic 8.3.1
Operating System
macOS 10.14 Mojave
If I use Survey mode on my primary monitor, I can flag or unflag one of images displayed.

But, if I have Grid View on my primary monitor and select multiple images, I can have the images display in Survey mode on my secondary monitor, which is exactly what I want to do. BUT, I can't seem to find a way to flag/unflag an image by clicking on the image on the 2nd monitor and using the P, X, or U keys. If I use any of those keys, LR takes the keystroke as applying to the primary monitor and applies the flag to all of the selected images, which is NOT what I want. All I seem to be able to accomplish on the 2nd monitor is to click on one of the displayed images to change the "most selected" image.

Am I missing something here? Is there a way to change the flag of the "most selected" image while in Grid view on the primary monitor and Survey mode on the 2nd monitor? If not, is there another way to accomplish what I'm trying to do (other than put the primary monitor into survey mode...)?
Sep 29, 2007
Southampton, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
As long as Auto Sync is off, you have a couple of options:
  • right-click on the secondary window will work
  • put the primary in loupe instead of grid, then the keystroke would work.
  • switch the windows round so the secondary window is on the primary monitor and the survey is in the primary window on the secondary monitor