Lightroom: Exposure Increments have suddenly shifted in my LR2 while in Development mode

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The increments in the exposure section suddenly changed when I am in "Develop" (LR2) while I was in the middle of a project-- one photo had normal increments and the next did not. I must have bumped something because they went from f-stop increments to the following: 0, .04, .12, .21, .29, etc.

Does anyone know how to change it back? I tried clearing history, restoring preset settings, closing LR, opening a different catalogue... Nothing has worked. Called tech support, which was useless. Thanks for any advice!
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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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I'm not sure what you mean. Can you post a screenshot? Also, have you tried throwing out your preferences?

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/843/cpsid_84...

-Ben
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Wow. So removing the preferences worked. I'll try to be more clear.. My problem is that (before I deleted my prefs file) the exposure slider changed in that dragging it with my mouse now moved it in different increments.. I believe they were .04, then .21 for instance...

Now that I've removed my preferences file, it's back to .08, then .17. Since I edit hundreds of photos per day I've become very used to the exact way it works so a change like this slows me down and I'm not sure how it happened. Is there a way to change this in the app? If not and it's a bug, can you give me a hint as to which plist entry I might need to change? I'd prefer to get my original preferences file back in place with this problem fixed, since it'll be cumbersome to get LR set up the way I want it again.

Keep in mind, I'm using LR2.

Thanks!
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Unfortunately, I don't know which part of the preference file you'd have to edit to change this. It is not deliberately a user-editable setting so far as I am aware, so the issue may have been corrupt preferences anyway, in which case you wouldn't want to continue using that preference file.

-Ben
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"Unfortunately, I don't know which part of the preference file you'd have to edit to change this."

Panel width changes slider horizontal size and thus slider resolution.
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famousactress

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Perfect. That's exactly the issue. I feel silly for not thinking about it now.. Must have bumped the panel width and altered the resolution. Cheers!
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I wouldn't have thought of that either! Nice job Lee Jay!
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Thanks Lee Jay, that's good to know!

-Ben