Photoshop: Indicate in drop down menus of adjustment layers which panels have been modified

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Not really relevant but here goes:

Macbook Pro, 15" Retina display
MacOs Mojave, v. 10.14.4
Photoshop CC 2019, v. 20.0.4

This is regarding the dropdown menu user interface element in the Levels, Color Balance, Hue/Saturation, Channel Mixer, and Selective Color adjustment layer panels.

As an example from the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, selecting Yellows from the dropdown menu displays a panel showing the current adjustments for and lets me make changes to the yellows in the image. If I navigate to another layer and then come back to that Hue/Saturation layer, the default dropdown selection is Master and there is no way for me to determine that any other panel has been changed from its defaults other than navigating to it and visually inspecting the values. It would be very convenient to have the labels in the dropdown visually different, say marked with an asterisk at the end, to indicate that the associated panel's values had been changed from the default.

The same idea applies to the dropdown menus in the Levels, Color Balance, Channel Mixer, and Selective Color adjustment layers. Marking their menu labels if any of the associated panel's values have been changed from their defaults would be very convenient.

I've included a screenshot and mock-up of the Hue/Saturation dropdown display marked with asterisks indicating that the Reds and Greens panels contain non-default values.

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Joseph Hargrove

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