Lightroom CC 2015: HDR merge, turns filters off

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In Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 while filtering on a color, merging HDR will after it's combined have you go back to view with "Filters Off". Might be by creation, or a bug. Seems to be a strange thing to do.
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I'm having the same issue with photo merge/panorama.. super annoying..
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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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erikhill, If you go to Help>System Info... what is your exact Lightroom version? 

Can you give me step by step instructions and what you are seeing and what you expected to see so that I can attempt to duplicate?
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This is by design, since otherwise (depending on filter settings) you could end up being unable to see the pano or HDR merge that you’d just made.
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If this is by design this is amazingly bad design decision. This is driving me off the wall here. I understand your thoughts of some absolute beginner user would not find the HDR that was created but come on, this is a feature to be used like this.

Can you please please fix this, this is a clear bug not a by design thing.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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If Adobe says it's by design, then it's by design. I agree that it's poor design, however. Especially because merging color labeled images (otherwise you wouldn't see them due to the filter) results in a panorama/HDR with the same color label anyway...
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To stop the filter from getting reset, make sure File > Library Filters > Lock Filters is checked.  (Alternatively, click the lock icon on the right end of the Library Filter bar.)

See here for a description of Lock Filters:

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