Lightroom Classic: History does not update after multiple round trips to Photoshop

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When I round trip LR to PS to LR more than once, with or without edits in LR in between, the LR history panel does not have a new entry to show this event nor does it update the date/time on the previous notation for the first trip to PS. Therefore, there is no indication in the LR history panel that a second trip to PS was made. Similarly, if edits were made in LR b/w the two trips to PS the LR history panel shows those as if they were the most recent changes made. The history panel becomes almost useless in this case. Here is an example of why I find this frustrating: 1 - yesterday I edited an image in PS and roundtripped back to LR and then made an edit or two in LR 2 - today I reopened the file in LR and decided I didn’t like what I did yesterday 3 - so I initiated a second round trip to PS, made some edits, then sent the image back to LR 4 - here are the problems with the history panel as I see it 4.1 - the LR history panel shows only the first editing event in PS, there is no new entry to indicate the file was edited in PS a second time, nor is the original date/time updated in the history panel to show the more recent round trip 4.2 - the LR history panel still shows the LR edits made between the two trips to PS as if they were the most recent changes to the image, even though the second round trip to PS may have essentially negated those LR edits 4.3 - the resulting LR history panel is so misleading as to be worthless at this point - say I were to go back to the image a month or a year from now, I wouldn’t likely remember the second trip to PS and the historypanel entries that are visible mean absolutely nothing about the displayed image. I understand that LR can’t record the details of what was done in another application outside of LR. But, the history panel really should reflect the most recent information and it does not. In the scenario above, at the very least, the history panel should show a new edit in PS - either as a second entry or as the only entry visible (by that I mean the old history prior to the second trip to PS should be wiped clean if LR can’t deal with two separate round trip entries in the history panel). My understanding is that this is the way the LR history panel normally works. If there is a setting that I can make that will allow the second round trip to be posted properly in the history panel please advise. If there is no way to do this currently please provide a fix to this shortcoming in a future update to LR. FYI, I am using: Raw file editing LR CC Classic 8.2.1PS 20.0.4Mojave 10.14.4
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