Infinite looping invalid numeric entry in Develop module

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LR 2015.12 / CR 9.12 / Build 1125239 on Windows 10

When editing a photo in the Develop Module, I occasionally tab and shift-tab between values to quickly enter/change them, specifically the Presence (Clarity/Vibrance/Saturation) values. Sometimes when I do this, I get stuck into an infinite loop of modal error dialog boxes which is super annoying.

When the bug occurs, a grid appears on my photo, and the text box for entry next to "Distortion" appears enabled with focus, but I can't type anything in the box. Every time this text box loses focus, I get stuck in an infinite loop of modal dialogs popping up with "Invalid Numeric Entry. A number between 0 and 200 is required. Last value inserted." Unfortunately because the box is disabled, there is no last value, and focus continually returns to the disabled field I can't type anything into. Wash, rinse, repeat. I can't disable or collapse anything in the Develop module sidebar to pop focus back to an enabled text entry box.

Workaround:
Before today the only way I found to abort this was do what others have done - kill LR from the Windows Task Manager. However today I discovered I am sometimes able to break out of the cycle by clicking OK in the "Invalid Numeric Entry" box, then selecting "Help | About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC" in the menu bar. Another "Invalid Numeric Entry" error will pop up, but this time after acknowledging it, focus moves to the About screen, which I can then dismiss and continue using LR.

Steps to reproduce:
  1. Expand only the Basic and Lens Corrections items in the Develop module
  2. Validate that "Remove Chromatic Aberration" and "Enable Profile Corrections" are not checked.
  3. Modify a value in the Saturation field using text entry
  4. Hit TAB
  5. Grid will appear, text focus moves to Distortion field, you will get stuck in the infinite error loop of death.
Expected results: I should not be able to tab into disabled fields, and I should not get stuck into an error loop.

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J. Casalino

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If you look at the "Related Topics" sidebar next to this post you can see the infinite loop error spanning back over 6 years ago. I have the same problem. I haven't been able to pin down the exact event that triggers it, but it appears to happen when I'm working with my dual monitor setup. Are you using 2 monitors by chance?

For me, I think it's when I have a value entry box active in my main window for the Develop module, and in my secondary window (which is in gridview) I click through to another image. I can't say for certain though, as it is a completely (seemingly) random event. The only thing I can do at this point is bring up my Task Manager and kill the process on Lightroom, which will reset the album to the last open state.

It seems like there have been so many complaints about this that Adobe might look into it instead of giving us another tool that we don't need (I'm looking at you new Curvature Pen Tool). It's horrible frustrating and it takes up valuable time to shut down Lightroom and relaunch. The only program Adobe has that takes longer to launch than Lightroom is InDesign.

I sure wish that they would fix it. It's a well known and much complained about issue. Why has nothing been done about it?
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J. Casalino

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I'm only using a single monitor, but I bet if you try the steps to reproduce above you'll see it for sure. I really think this is a bug that should be easy to fix. Perhaps if we get enough attention on this chain we can help push it higher in the priority list. I doubt it'd take more than one sprint to fix.
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I'm going to have to try this. It seems to me, from all of the requests, that there are several different events which can trigger the infinite loop bug. I don't know what it is, or how easy it is to fix, but it seems with the breadth of the issue that Adobe would take it seriously. 
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Amr Elkouedy

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Guys, 

I have the same issue and it happens a lot, for some reason it just gives me an infinite bug loop ion my PSD that I can get out of!!

All I do is open the PSD, as soon as I touch a layer to move I get this... I tried everything!!

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Can I get you to post that as a separate thread Amr, as this is an issue with Lightroom, and I'd like to make sure the Photoshop team see your issue.