Lightroom: Deleting rejected photos while in Develop doesn't work

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Since the last LR update, images have been "stuck" in the Develop module. It happens regularly, but so far I've been unable to identify a triggering event. For example, I was editing an image in Develop this morning. Then went to the Library module and selected a different image. When I clicked back to Develop, the original image I'd been working on was still displayed. Clicking any other module displayed the new image I wanted to work on, but the Develop module continued to display the original image. (Note: I don't necessarily have to select an image in Library to make this happen - sometimes just selecting a new image while still in Develop will yield a stuck image.) If I try to make edits to the image, it is the new image that gets the changes, not the stuck image, so it's only an issue with the previewed image. 

The only current fix for this is to close and reopen LR. When I do, the image that I wanted to work on is now displayed.

I understand from Victoria Brampton that you may already be working on this. And I note there is a thread of others complaining of the same issue: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9201341#9201341 

If I can help you with information about my settings, please let me know what you need. FYI, I'm on Windows 10 (all updates are current) and Adobe CC (all updates are current).
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Me too, I just saw this behavior this morning on Mac 10.11.6. I had to Force Quit Lightroom as just quitting gave me the beachball of death.
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SJ, are you also on Mac?
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No, just windows 10
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When I x photos for deletion and delete them from disk, they are deleted but one of the pictures gets stuck in the Develop mode. If I x them and then go to library mode, they will delete okay and not get stuck. Otherwise I have to restart LR. Will Adobe fix this bug soon?
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This exact same behaviour happens to me too. I am on Windows 10. To clarify, performing the delete from disk operation (Ctrl + backspace) from the Library module works fine. But performing the same operation from within the Develop module causes one of the deleted photos to be stuck in the develop mode and there's no way to get rid of it (except by restarting Lightroom).
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I have the same problem under OS X 10.11.6. I can switch photos in the Library but in Develop it remains stuck. I once waited 10 minutes, but nothing happened. I exit LR and restart it.
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Thus far I have been unable to duplicate this issue on Sierra or Win10. Of those of you who've posted: Can you repeat this issue? Can you write step by step instructions for how to get the Develop image stuck?
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  1. Import a number of photos... 10-20 should be OK
  2. Switching to the Develop module on your main screen
  3. Shift + G to display a grid view of your 20 photos on your secondary screen
  4. Start right arrowing through your photos and press X on a few of them to mark for deletion.
  5. Stay on the last photo you have marked for deletion and press Ctrl + backspace
  6. Choose "delete files from disk" (approx wording)  option in the popup dialog
  7. The last photo will stay on your main screen as the last photo being developed, and the only way to get rid of it is to restart Lightroom.
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Thank you Aundray. With these instructions I was finally able to duplicate the issue. 
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No worries :)
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I have encountered the same problem. It happens after deleting (remove from disk)  some of the recently imported photos. While working in the develop module, I tend to change photos by clicking on the thumbnails at the bottom. At some point the photo to be edited in the main screen can no long be changed in this way. (It still changes in the navigator window). If I then try to change modules, I get a grey screen and have to reload LR. Interestingly, activities like building previews and converting to DNG continue as before even with the grey screen.
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It felt like an intermittent problem but I'll pay attention and see if it happens again.
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Ditto here...I'll try to pay attention to possible triggers.

Someone on the thread I mentioned in the original post said it happens after a Ctr-Backspace delete of X'd images. I do recall that I'd done a Ctr-Backspace before yesterday's image was stuck. However, it got stuck when I moved to a different image in Library, then clicked back to Develop (it ONLY happens in Develop). 
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Okay, interesting, I just made it happen. Not sure yet if it's replicable, but here's what I did and I guess it makes sense.

I rejected several images in Develop mode with an X and ended on an image I was NOT going to delete. Did a Ctrl-Backspace to delete and everything was fine.

THEN, rejected several more images, but this time ended on an image that was part of the rejected group. Did a Ctrl-Backspace to delete and now the previewed image froze - the image frozen is the rejected image that had been showing when I did the Ctrl-Backspace.

If I go into any other module, I can select any image and view it. But going back into Develop ONLY displays that now-rejected frozen image.

Hope this helps.
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I am on a Mac using Sierra 10.12.2 & I get the same issue as SJ states above & unable to move beyond the deleted image in the develop mode.
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Yes. Getting this as well.. basically getting stuck on the last deleted image, only in the Develop module. Lightroom CC 2015.8 on Windows 10 (1607).

Only happens after tagging a bunch of files for deletion (X) and Ctrl-Backspace deleting them.
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Ditto here on Mac OS 10.12.2 using LR CC 2015.8. - Happens after I "DELETE REJECTED PHOTOS" - image in Develop mode refuses to update and changing to the Library Module generates an "Error changing Modes".
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Happened again to me after using Cmd Delete to dump Rejected files. I'm doing some catalog cleaning. Deleted quite a few and found a few to edit in Develop. After a  couple of round trips to Library/Develop it was stuck on an image and wouldn't leave it.  I have a screenshot if interested.
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Happens for me as well. macOS Sierra 10.12.2. Downgrading to LR 6.7 fixes the issue.
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I have the same problem.
Did you guys use smart previews instead of originals for image editing?
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No smart previews - though I had LR regenerate 63,000 standard previews yesterday which it did fine but afterward LR behaved just as it does when I execute a "Delete Rejected Photos" command.  "Error changing modes".  

I am working on a SoftRaid disk-array so was suspicious of that but having some comfort seeing so many others challenged by this, esp on mixed platforms. 
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No
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No, only originals.
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My Lightroom is freezing when I delete rejected files from the disk when in the Develop module.  This has only been happening since I updated the software to 2015.8.  Last week I was getting the 'error changing modes' dialogue box but that seems to have been resolved after using the Abode help chat and the person connected to my computer for a few seconds.
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I have exactly this problem after I delete an image in LR. It stays stuck on the image I just deleted, and I have to exit AND backup the catalog to get free of the mire.
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The easy work around until Adobe fixes this is to mark photos for deletion and go to "Library" to actually delete them. You won't have to restart LR. But please Adobe....FIX THIS!!!!
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I have the same problem with this version of Lightroom. I also can't change modules anymore after an image gets stuck.
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Same issue in Windows 10 with source files stored on a network drive. I can still change modules once the preview gets stuck, but it doesn't solve the problem (thanks for tips mentioned above). 
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I'm the OP of this thread, but certainly there's now enough others with this issue on this and other threads that we can confirm it's a real bug in the current LR update. The precipitating cause is doing a Ctrl/Cmd-Backspace while in Develop mode of images marked with an X AND with the preview image resting on one of the images that's been marked for deletion.


Workarounds include: switching to Library module before deleting OR changing the preview image to an image NOT marked for deletion before hitting the Ctrl/Cmd-Backspace.


Let's hope the Adobe engineers are on this for the next update.
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With Aundray's instuctions, I was finally able to duplicate the bug. It has been filed.