Camera Raw filter v9.6 GUI - slider movement not always predictable

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The Camera Raw filter v9.6 clearly has a new GUI which follows the current look of Photoshop. Regarding the new look, I have one comment which concerns the sliders used in the GUI.

If I place the mouse pointer just one 1px below the indicator of a slider and move it to a side the indicator doesn’t move but the one below does. First, it looks weird. The cursor is like on the slider I want to move but in reality the slider below is active (see the images below). Second, it is easy to make a mistake when working with these sliders. You should keep in mind that people are not machines. They are not perfectly accurate in what they do. The current behavior of the sliders forces me to be more concentrated on the GUI than on the image I am editing, which is wrong.



Solution: Because the indicators used are very small, there should be invisible circle (or square for simplicity) around them that would be sensitive to mouse pointer position. When the mouse pointer is positioned inside the circle the indicator should be active. The circle should have sufficient diameter.
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MilP

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adriana ohlmeyer, Employee

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The way it works, you should actually click above the slider. If you click above the slider and hold you can actually move the cursor below and the target widget will move, however, if you start clicking below the slider, then it will activate the one directly below. Try that and let me know. Thanks!
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MilP

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Hello,

I know that. But, please take a look at the pointer in the first image and tell me whether the first or the second slider is active. I cannot say until I move the indicator. The reason is that part of the cursor is placed over the first indicator and from that I have the feeling that the first indicator is active, which is not the case.