Lightroom 6: Flagging or rating in Full Screen Preview incorrectly changes all selected photos

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Setting flags or ratings while in Full Screen Preview incorrectly changes all selected photos rather than just the current photo. This makes Full Screen Preview useless for culling.

1. In Library Grid view, select three photos.

2. Go to Full Screen Preview (F).

3. Type "x" to reject the first photo.

4. Type 5 to rate the first photo 5 stars.

5. Exit Full Screen Preview to Grid view.

Observe that all three photos are marked as rejected and rated 5 stars. This behaves differently than Loupe view, and it does not conform with LR's general approach of only making metadata changes to the currently shown photo when just one photo is visible.

Tested in LR CC 2015, OS X 10.10.3
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John Ellis

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I can't reproduce this - Auto Sync's not in in the Metadata menu?
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I verified that with Metadata > Enable Auto Sync off, an "x" in Loupe view rejects the current photo only, but in Full Screen Preview it rejects all the selected photos. With Metadata > Enable Auto Sync on, it rejects all the selected photos in both views, as expected.

This occurs on both my Mac and Windows configurations (both single displays), and reseting preferences didn't change the behavior.

Perhaps others can test this to see if sensitive to particular configurations.
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Got it. Yeah, I can repro on my other machine. We'll put the failure on the first machine down to post-beta-build-itis.
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Thanks.