Adjustment brush mask peeking in ACR 10.0 ?

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I recently upgraded from Photoshop / Bridge CS5 to CC 2018 (a big leap I know).  I view my images in Bridge (I know I'm a dinosaur) and RAW process in ACR 10.0.  Previously (in CS5) when I worked with an adjustment bush I could mouse away from it for a moment, then hover back over the active pin head to show the mask.  It was a quick peek to check the mask coverage and is very useful if you're doing something subtle like like sharpening or adding some contrast.  Now the hover only shows the masks of NON-active pins.  My work-around is to either select a different pin and then hover over the one I want to look at or click and unclick "mask" in the toolbar.  These are both quite unwieldy.

I contacted (chat) support about this and they said it worked the same way for them and they did not recall how it was in CS5.  Is this an issue for anyone else?
 
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Jeremy Rusnock

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Cristen Gillespie

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I don't remember as far back as CS5, I'm afraid. If the pin is active, I enable the Mask preview. It's easy to toggle without taking my eyes off the section I'm working on.

It would be worse if I had to first make the pin active in order to view the mask that goes with it. I might want to see what it covers without changing what I'm working on.

It may be a matter of what I'm used to, but it's also sensible when I think about it. So no, I don't find it an issue. I wouldn't object to a keyboard modifier that activated the active mask on hover, but I'm okay with it as is.
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Oddly enough, I just checked Lightroom CC and it acts similarly to ACR in CS5.  If you over over ANY pin (active on inactive) it highlights the mask (but you do have to wait for a second).