Lightroom 5.6 Problems with Exif / color tags on multiple photos in loop view (Mac 10.9.4)

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Conditions: Lightroom 5.6 on a Mac 10.9.4 opening a catalogue last updated with Lightroom 5.6 on a Mac 10.7.5

The exif information stored with the photos is still visible, but the color labels are gone. From about 600 photos the color labels set with the 10.7.5 Mac are somehow not in the database when I reopen the catalogue on the newer Mac OS.
Another strange behavior from the same newer Mac OS: when marking several photos in LR5.6 and than hitting the "button" to mark photos with a color label, only the one photo currently in the photo-window (loop view) will be marked with that color, all other photos even though chosen, will not get marked. Unless one chooses to use the shortcut for the color and the grid view only one photo will be marked. The same counts for setting EXIF tags. Works just fine for 1 and n photos chosen in loop-view in Mac OS 10.7.5 but only for one on Mac OS 10.9.4 ;-(
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Color labels key off the Label Text in metadata. If the Text (in Metadata) = Text of the Color Label then it will display the color. If the Text doesn't match what is in Metadata>Color Label Set>selected color label set, it will show White. If there is no text in the Label in Metadata, no color will show. I am guessing you haven't defined your color labels to be the same between old computer OS and new computer OS.

The only way to apply Color Labels to more than one photo is to be in Grid view - not Loupe view. It is always assumed in Lightroom that if you are not in Grid view you only want the Active or most-selected image to update.
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> The only way to apply Color Labels to more than one photo is to be in Grid view - not Loupe view.

Or with Metadata menu > Enable Auto Sync turned on
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Thanks to the two of you! Auto Sync that was it - works for the exits as well and not only the color tags.
One should have thought that the color-tag names would have been stored with the catalogue as well (at least for me it would have been perfect, but maybe not for everybody else) - so that explains a lot!

Thanks a lot! You are making my evening much more productive :)