Custom order in folders fail

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I'm now having a second drag and drop issue. I don't know if it's related, but here's what happens:

I begin by dragging individual photos, one by one, further up in the order on the grid. I'm doing this because when I scanned the photos, they were scanned in reverse order so I need to reorder them. 

To do this, I select an image upwards on the grid to mark my insertion point. I then drag photos from below in the grid, and drop them in front of the selected photo. This works fine for a while, but after a number of drags and drops, the selected photo "freezes."

What I mean by this is, I am no longer able to drop photos in front of the selected photo--when I let go of the dragged photo, it actually lands behind the selected photo, even though I dropped it in front. At first I didn't realize this was happening and it really messed up the order of my photos!

Now that I see it happening, I can fix it: I drag the selected photo, and drop it behind the photos I recently moved up (that landed in the wrong spot). After I do that, everything is fixed, at least for a while. Then it randomly happens again.

It's clear to me there are some bugs in the drag and drop functionality of the Grid view. Perhaps this is not a typical use case for Lightroom. I'm a photo organizer, not a photographer. I take my clients' photos and organize them and add metadata. The order matters because often clients have a legend, at least for trip photos, that identify each image. I need them in the right order so they can be tagged correctly.

Many of my clients' photos are paper and must be scanned. And since the scanning process often gets them out of order, I have to reorder them manually--hence all the dragging and dropping.

Unfortunately there isn't anything I can screen grab of here, but hopefully I have captured the steps that cause the bug. Please let me know if I should move this to a new thread.

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