Lightroom Classic: Local adjustment effect amount slider loses original setting at times

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When you adjust the effect amount slider for local adjustments, it sometimes loses the original setting. This seemed to start happen recently (8.3 or previous release?). It's a minor annoyance, one must go back a step in history.  Also, the slider doesn't work, doesn't do anything, on some adjustment combinations.
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joe fry

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Robert Somrak, Champion

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It would help to know which adjustment combos it doesn’t work on for others to try.
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Bhakti Ramnani, Employee

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Hi Joe,

Can you share the exact steps to repro the issue and the setting used : which local adjustment, effect slider. Also please share system information.
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joe fry

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Bhakti, I'll try to capture it next time I encounter it.
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Bhakti, here's one I just encountered:  Radial filter, texture: -48, clarity: -43, feather: 91. All other settings are nulled. When I go to amount slider, it is at 27. I moved the slider around and put it back to 27. Now the settings: exposure: .22, contrast: 27, highlights: -7, shadows -4, saturation: 4, defringe: 22

Other adjustments to same control at same initial setting I noted yield similarly weird results for the same settings noted.

System info:

Lightroom Classic version: 8.3.1 [ 201905241238-dcd7e2de ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en
Operating system: Windows 10 - Business Edition
Version: 10.0.17763
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.3 GHz
Built-in memory: 16073.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16073.0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 2072.7 MB (12.8%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 3277.4 MB
GDI objects count: 822
USER objects count: 2330
Process handles count: 1723
Memory cache size: 0.0MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 11.3 [ 197 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 3
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
Camera Raw virtual memory: 1184MB / 8036MB (14%)
Camera Raw real memory: 1217MB / 16073MB (7%)
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1280x1024
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: Yes, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info: 
Check OpenGL support: Failed
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Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic
Library Path: C:\Lightcat\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\jay1\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins: 
1) AdobeStock
2) Canon Print Studio Pro
3) Facebook
4) Flickr
5) HDR Efex Pro 2
6) Iridient X-Transformer
7) LensTagger Exif Tool
8) LR/Instagram
9) MIDI2LR
10) Nikon Tether Plugin
11) Teekesselchen
12) WP/LR Sync

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I have seen this as well but cannot repro. 
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joe fry

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Here's a new and easy one: Radial filter. Highlights: -100, Whites: 20, Luminance mask set at 75/100, smoothness 0, Feather 33, Inverted. Any movement of the effect amount slider immediately zeroes all the settings. What's interesting, I tried duplicating with a similar control on the same image and it worked normally. So my guess is that it's some internal corruption of the settings.
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Working fine for me with these settings. I have to move Effects from 100 to 0 before the sliders all revert to zero. 

Joe, have you ever reset your preferences. This type of weirdness looks like a corrupt preference file on your local machine. 

A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences? 
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Rick, thanks.  I followed your suggestion: after resetting preference I went back in history to that control and it errors the same way. Now, here's where it gets interesting - as an experiment I duplicated the control; the new one behaves while the original continues to misbehave.
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Describe the pointing devices, Mice, Tablets, Controllers, etc you have connected.
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joe fry

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Standard mouse,  Midi driver MIDI2LR loaded, but device not plugged into usb slot. I can try it with that disabled, but it will have to be in a few days.
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Make sure your mouse driver is UTD. 

Yeah, the Midi Controller is very suspicious.  If you can eliminate it complete and still repro after updating your mouse then we can move on to looking at a potential bug.