Lightroom Classic: Alternate - "Previous" button

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The Previous button in the Develop panel is probably my most used. However, I would like the Previous button to be able to copy and paste settings from an image anywhere on the timeline without having to select that photo first.

For example, I edit wedding photos from multiple cameras and photographers and if the filmstrip shows them chronologically, the previous photo is often not from the same camera. I would like to be able to select a tool (like an eyedropper) and sample another photo on the filmstrip to copy the settings from. This will eliminate all the clicking back and forth just to use the Previous button.

Another option would be a shortcut to paste the settings from 1 or 2 images previous. I hope you can make this happen (or let me know if it's already a feature that I somehow missed). Thanks!
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Another situation where this would help is trying to copy settings from a photo much earlier in the filmstrip, it is sometimes difficult to return to the photo I was working on, and if I mistakenly return to the wrong one, then the Previous button would not be from the photo I wanted to copy from - and I would have to go back and try again. Sometimes the Copy settings dialog is too cumbersome for something I want to do quickly.
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As some others have mentioned, being able to customize what is pasted using the Previous button could be addressed with a customizable eyedropper tool as I suggested in my original post.
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You can accomplish this without having to search for the photo you WERE working on by the following method.

Photo 1 is the photo you are working on

Click to select the photo you what to use previous FROM

IMMEDIATELY use Command-Z (Mac) to reselect Photo 1 you were working on

Use Previous button.
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ah, that's a great tip! I'll be using that until they incorporate my other idea :)
I still think having an eyedropper or "setting selector" tool would be more intuitive.
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Probably but the wait for  Adobe to implement that might be FOREVER : )