Photoshop CC Layer Comps don't do as much as I expected

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Using Photoshop CC - 64 bit - windows 7 - 8 bit files. Layer comps doesn't seem to work. Shows only last setting saved regardless how many other saved settings I cycle thru. Using no smart objects, and tried on DNG and JPG files. Is there a bug in CC or does something have to be reset or am I missing something obvious?
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Walter Blonski

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Chris Cox

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Have you installed all the updates for Photoshop CC? You should be on version 14.2.1.

And since other people are using layer comps rather heavily, I don't think there is a widespread bug.
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Yes...at 14.2.1. It seems like a simple, straightforward feature. Tried different combinations of "Apply to layers" settings and and different types of layer adjustments...and no luck. Whatever the last save was...that's what it becomes for all the other saved settings.
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Hi! what operations are you trying to do with layer comps.
You are aware that it can only store position or visibility, not different history states for a given layer, right? (if you paint on a layer, it will be visible in all Layer comps that show it.)
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Hi PECourtejoie...thanks so much for your response. In the past, I used snapshots, but see that layer comps can be more powerful in circumstances..so am learning about this capability.
Your response clarified the scope of this function. I assumed that, eg., changing a curve adjustment or altering the position of the saturation slider would be saved in the layer comp. I now see that it restricts itself to the 3 types of changes only....visibility of layer, position of layer, and style/blend mode. A little more restrictive than I was hoping, but valuable regardless. Thanks again.