Lightroom: Improve the location for the invert mask check box

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I would very, very appreciate if the invert mask check box in LR would be located above exposure slider in the Radial filter tool bar.

When someone is about to create a radial filter, the very first action is to check or uncheck the "invert mask" check box, which is located, unfortunately, in the bottom of the tool bar.
I am dreaming about the relocation 200 times a day, while editing images and using radial filters. Not kidding.
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A keyboard shortcut would be a nice Xmas gift too. Or is there already any?
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Rob Cole

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Good idea.

I've learned to look where it is, but it is usually the first thing I double-check each time too, before the settings.

I suppose it would make sense to move the analogous block with brushes for paint too.., but then the settings would keep bobbing up and down when you move between tools.

Maybe it's not so bad the way it is.. (constant part stays put, and variable parts come and go, in the same general area..).
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One of the things that makes this more of an issue is the seeming "squirrelly-ness" of the setting. Sometimes it stays the same as last time, and sometimes it's the same as a previous time - I know there is a rhyme or reason, but I can't remember what it is, so I just double-check it every time, else it ends up with adjustment on wrong side of the fence, so to speak.. I wish either:

* it just stayed the same as I last put it, or
* I knew how to set it so it gets remembered, and/or
* I knew what to expect - when it get's remembered and when not..

FWIW - I have the same problem with the crop aspect ratio lock, it doesn't always stay as I put it, until it does.. - can anybody remind me of the rationale for these behaviors and/or how to set and make stick? - thanks..

R