Lightroom: Year field in Edit Capture Time doesn't allow slow typing

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  • Updated 1 year ago
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Typing into the year field in the Edit Capture Time dialog is too fussy, making it difficult for people who are slow typists (hunt-and-peck or disabled) to enter the year. If you type just a little slowly, then after 1-3 digits, the dialog thinks you've finished entering a year, and the next digit you type will erase the previous ones. Screen recording: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks09r4f5847zwx0/capture-time-digits.2019.04.05.mov?dl=0

A perhaps related problem was reported fixed back in 2015.4, though it had somewhat different symptoms. Another user just wasted a bunch of time tripping over this:

https://forums.adobe.com/message/11010712#11010712

The fix should be trivial: the timeout for entering digits just needs to be increased a fair bit.

Tested on LR 8.2 / Mac OS 10.14.3.
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I agree that is a pretty fast time out. I will log a bug John.