Lightroom curve points - control/accuracy

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Hello!

This is not a bug I am guessing. I just want to show my dissatisfaction with the accuracy/control of the curve points.
The points haven't always had bad accuracy for me, it started a few updates ago (not sure which one).

My problem is that I am working with very small margins (I am picky about colours) and sometimes i just need to move the points one step up, down, left or right, but this is now very hard to do immediately every time, like I used to be able to do (even though it was't perfect back then either). Making small movements with both my mouse and trackpad the points wont move at all up and to the right, while to the left and down it moves right away (and often to much).

Anyone else have thought about this? I am afraid I am just very picky and others don't see this as a big problem, but for me this really is a huge deal since I am working a lot with curves.

If it helps I am using a macbook retina from 2015 with a force click touchpad and my very beloved Logitech MX518. I have more problem with my mouse than with my trackpad, but both makes a terrible job at controlling the points.

By the way, sorry for making an account just to come and address this problem. I really love lightroom aside from this! <3
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Oscar Gottfries

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Holding the [Alt/Opt] key while dragging the point constrains the motion to 10% of normal. 
Holding [Shift] while dragging constrains the motion to vertical only. 

Does that added control help?
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Oscar Gottfries

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Actually, that helped a little with the small adjustments. Moving the points up and right are still slower/getting stuck and faster to the left and down (with alt pressed down), so it feels pretty awkward still. Anyway, there is clearly a problem with the movements in the curve panel.

Another thing about the curves panel. Noticed it when doing micro adjustments with alt pressed down. I can't adjust very far to the right because the mouse crashes into the wall of the screen after just 5% (from the middle of the curve. Feels a little odd it is like that.
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We are continuing to work on the Tone Curve. I am guessing you are on Sierra? We had to make some changes related to the OS change and those are still being fine-tuned. 

You can follow that thread here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/tone-curve-still-broken-in-lr-cc2015-8 
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Yes, I am using Sierra.

Thanks for your help, appreciate it!
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I confirm using curves in LR is just below par as an interface. It needs a bigger size and better control. Sliders are also somewhat hard to get in the exact right place, I widen them as much as I can so to maximize control, but it's still hard at times to finetune them.

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