Photoshop CC 2019: Changing layer style stroke opacity renders differently from prior versions

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In CC2019 v 20.0.3 there appears to be an issue with layer styles stroke.

To replicate:
Make an empty layer
Add a solid brush stroke say 200 px wide
Go to layer styles and add a stroke with size of 50px position inside and normal blend mode.

Reduce the opacity. As the opscity is reduced, the stroke cuts into the pixels on the pixel layer - revealling transparency - all the way down to 1%.
However when the stroke is reduced to 0% opacity the pixels reappear.

CC2018 works correctly

I am using Windows 10 v 1809 and NVidia graphics GTX1080 driver 417.71
Use legacy compositing makes no difference to this issue

Dave
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David Richardson

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Yes, the same issue.
Windows 7

Here is the picture to understand the bug. 0% of Opacity and stroke disappears.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks for the great steps and illustrations. I've reproduced the behavior and asked engineering to take a look.
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Thanks Jeffrey

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David Richardson

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Jeffrey - for info - I was wrong, this also happens in CC2018

Dave
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Official Response
This issue should be fixed in the current version, Photoshop 2020 v21.x or later. Let us know if you're still having trouble.
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Thanks Jeffrey - confirmed as fixed here with V21.0.1