Lightroom CC: Arrow Keys don't work in flimstrip after merging photos with HDR or Panorama

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After merging photos in HDR or panoramas, the arrow keys don't work to move between photos in the filmstrip in detail view. Switching to grid or flow view and back to detail allows the arrow keys to scroll between photos again. I'm using the 20190204-1600-e7ae188 build of Lightroom CC on osX
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If I read what you are doing correctly:

1. Edit view with film strip enabled.
2. Select 2 images in film strip
3. Photo Merge

After the photo merge operation the image which was originally selected (one of the Photo Merge components) now lives inside a stack.  As a result of its being in a collapsed stack, it can no longer have focus. To restore focus, to the application, you can click on the stack in film strip in which case your arrows work. You can also choose to expand the stack by clicking on the stack badge in the image which will open the stack up in film strip - in which case your arrows should work.

I'd like to get information from you on what you expect would happen. Upon finish of the merge, which image, if any should have focus? The merge result, the previous focus image, the next image in grid?
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It's not about which photo is displayed, nor related to being in a group or not. Even if I click on another different photo in the filmstrip (outside of those that were merged or the merge product), the arrow keys don't work to jump between photos.
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I am not able to reproduce what you are seeing. Clicking another photo whether in the Stack view or the film strip, I am able to use the arrow keys to move between photos.  You might want to reset your preferences file. 

A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?