Lightroom Classic 7.3.1: Double-cliking Blacks/Whites in the Basic panel no longer adjusts black/white level

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Hi,

Another nice addition to version 7.3. In earlier versions, double-clicking Blacks or Whites in the Basic panel of the Development module triggered an auto-adjustment of the black/white level. Now this resets the cursor to 0, which can already be done by double-clicking the cursor itself.

Another (undocumented) nice idea of version 7.3. Sigh ! Or is this a new "feature" ?

I'm wondering to which company of beginner programmers the coding of this version has been subcontracted.
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Click is reset. Shift click should work.
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john beardsworth

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"In earlier versions, double-clicking Blacks or Whites in the Basic panel of the Development module triggered an auto-adjustment of the black/white level. "

Really? So did a single click....
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Somewhere along the way (LR 5, 6) the actual behavior of Shift Click on Whites and Blacks changed. It used to set the same values as 'Auto' Tone, but no longer. With images that have a lot of highlight clipping Whites will get set to -100 using Shift Click. Blacks setting will be different as well. These settings are also different than holding the Alt key and "manually" adjusting Whites and Blacks just to the clipping threshold. This appears to be the most accurate setting for most images, but Auto Tone by itself is much better than it used to be.
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Please read again what the OP claimed, which I quoted.
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Todd, you are right about zero and auto. Switching to B&W used to set all the sliders to zero, which was ugly, and during Lightroom 6 it was changed so it set the auto values, which are marginally less ugly.

It's not about shift clicking or double clicking anything .
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John, I think the OP is talking about the Blacks and Whites Tone controls not the B&W 'Treatment,' which has its own  issues in LR 7.3.x. We'll have to wait for the OP Patrick Philippot to reply.
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I don't think so, Todd. He explicitly says "double-clicking Blacks or Whites in the Basic panel of the Development module"
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Hi,

It seems that I made some confusion about how this feature worked before. However, I'm sure that something has changed. In order to check this, I'll need to have access to a previous version,  which will be possible tomorrow.
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What has changed is that switching to B&W (by whatever method) used to set all the sliders to zero, which was very bland, and during Lightroom 6 it was changed so it set the auto values, which are marginally less bland. It's now setting them at zero again, but this is because of bugs related to the introduction of profiles.
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