Lightroom Classic: Merge to HDR and Panorama doesn't work

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On a regular basis, I merge 5 bracketed shots from my drone.  In the older LR, this operation took about 1 minute or less.  I could "batch" 5 operations at a time and have them all done in about 3 minutes or less.


With the newer, faster, more awesome (and likely soon-to-be-deprecated) LR, it simply won't do anything.  I was lucky and had one HDR to work, but I've tried countless others (one for nearly two hours) and nothing happens.  The progress bar makes no progress.


I'm really worried that this important feature is simply victim of a bug.


Anyone else having issues?  Adobe, what's up with this??


I'm using a medium-powered PC that has never had problems with merge before.
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Official Response
You can follow the steps below:
  1. Open system info window from 'Help->Syetm Info' menu option.
  2. Copy the location specified against Settings Folder: field.
  3. Open the location copied from above in Explorer(windows) or Finder(mac)
  4. Create a file named config.lua
  5. Add Features.disableGlobalTaskManager = true to the config file.
  6. Restart lightroom
  7. System Info dialog (Help > System Info) should display the config.lua flags entry as shown below
Config.lua flags:
Features.disableGlobalTaskManager = true