Prevent jumping to new collection when creating new collection

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I'd love to remain in the same folder location when creating a new collection, instead of Lightroom taking me to the new collection. When sorting a lot of photos, I have the metadata tab open, and have some fields selected (e.g photos taken in November of 2015)...however when I create a new collection, it takes me to the new then I have to start from scratch, backing out to the folder I was previously in, and then re-selecting metadata (which is now reset to the none tab).

Is there a preference/setting I'm missing that prevents LR from taking me to the new catalog so I can remain in the folder I was in with the metadata fields I had chosen?

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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One thing that will make it a little easier: 'Library - Enable Filters'. That will lock the filters you've activated, so when you jump back to the folder you don't have to activate them again.
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Tom Mickow

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When creating the collection, try unchecking the "Include selected photos" option, then just drag your selected images to the newly created collection.

It's an extra step, but a pretty minor one that should keep you from having to navigate through the folder panel again.