Lightroom: Starring one photo in survey mode stars all photos

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Hi all,

I couldn't find this posted already, but you champions of these forums seem to have a superior way of searching, so please fold this into another post if it's redundant.

Suddenly, when I have more than one image selected in Survey mode, make a selection (one image outlined in white), and star it, all the images shown receive the same star rating. I've used Survey a fair bit in the past, and don't remember this behavior. It also seems counterproductive. Am I misremembering?

LR just started doing this, 2015.7, macOS Sierra.

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Adam Rubinstein

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Posted 2 years ago

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Ganesh, Lightroom Engineer

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Official Response
Thanks Adam, for brining this up.

If you dont want the rating to sync up with other photos in survey view, as John suggested switch off *Auto-Sync* button. This will fix your problem.

Apart from that I notice some bug (I think) that even if the *Auto-Sync* is ON
  1. If I apply the star rating using mouse click, it is not synced to other images.
  2. If I apply the star rating using number key, then it is synced to other images. 
Let me discuss with my team about the correct behavior and fix the problem.