Photoshop: Preference or Lock to control 'Enable airbrush-style build up effects' button (Brush Tool)

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My personal preference is to always have the 'Enable airbrush-style build up effects' button toggled on for the brush tool.

I have a whole heap of brushes, some of which disable the toggled state of said button to off when selected. I'd like to be able to lock this button on or override it via a preference setting.

I always use my numeric keypad to adjust brush strength as I find it a lot faster than hunting for a slider. I'm a leftie on a tablet so the right hand is free.

With the button on, the numeric keypad controls flow, option + keypad controls opacity. If the button is off, this functionality is reversed. It can really break your flow when this gets swapped around and the behaviour is opposite of what you are expecting.

I do realise though that I could simply sit there days or weeks to recreate and resave hundreds of brushes with this setting toggled just how I like it! But clicking a lock next to the button would be easier.
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Mark Sterne

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