Lightroom 5.3 and Windows 8.1 - Hovering mouse over adjustment sliders doesn't activate them.

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I have just upgraded to Windows 8.1

I've just discovered that hovering the mouse cursor over the central arrow of a slider (which would allow me to move the slider in units of 5 or 10) isn't working at all. If I try this on any of the sliders - e.g. Highlights/Shadows/Blacks, the Temp slider moves instead!

I have to click on the numerical box of a slider and move it in single units. (I never drag sliders - I hate that!)

Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks.

D.


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Dinarius

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What happens if you click on the slider "thumb" before hovering and turning the mouse wheel?

On my Windows 7 I have to both click on the slider to give it focus, then hover over it to retain that focus, before the mouse-wheel turning affects the slider value.

If I don't both click and hover then the entire panel scrolls up and down with a turn of the mouse wheel.

I also cannot change the numeric value using my mouse wheel even if I click into the number field.

I have to use the arrow keys or drag left and right after clicking or hovering over the number area to change the value.
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Thanks for the reply.

It appears to be working again now. So, I must have been doing something stupid yesterday.

I don't have to click on a slider arrow or numerical value to start using it - unless I've been using, for example, the Spot toll, in which case I have to deactivate it or click on a slider first.

Thanks for the reply.

D.