Lightroom Classic: Apply settings from a previous photo after you have deleted a photo

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You can apply settings from the previous photo ... but if you delete one photo you have to revert back in order for Lightroom to read the settings and then apply to the new photo. 
I think you should have the option to apply the settings from the "actual previous photo".
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What would your definition of the "actual previous photo" be?

I think the only true "previous" is whatever image you last had selected.  Everything else is relative, depending on whether you're looking at folders, collections, your sort order, filters, etc. 

If you delete an image, it seems logical that Lr would make you select another one in order to know which one you want to copy the settings from.
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Previous one in the editing line ... the one that is after the "deleting"

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The "actual previous photo" is the last selected photo.  You deleted it.  Lightroom no longer has a reference to apply previous.  
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then ... "second to last" clicked image :)
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By "editing line", I assume you mean the filmstrip that's along the bottom of the screen, so...
What would the behavior be if a user doesn't have the filmstrip turned on?
What would the behavior be if there is no "previous" image in the filmstrip?

Don't forget that people aren't necessarily working in a linear fashion across the filmstrip either.  Someone could be selecting the 10th image in the filmstrip, using the Previous button to copy those settings to the 3rd image in the filmstrip and then deleting the 6th & 1st images.  Which one(s) would you consider to be the "previous" image(s) as you worked through workflows like that?

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not trying to be difficult.  Just pointing out that having to select an image to copy from is the most logical & consistent behavior to me.  Having Lr make an assumption on what the "previous" image is seems like a more dangerous guessing game.
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OK ... English not my first language ... so to be clearer ... "second to last" clicked image ... remember I am talking about the case where you dont have a "previous" image because it was deleted! :)