LIGHTROOM - Preview during multi-photo select with Shift+Right Arrow

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Can you add an option that would allow us to hold down the Shift key and use Left or Right arrows to select multiple photos, BUT as the arrow key is pressed, change the big photo that's shown, is the last one that is selected, not the first one, so it's easy to tell which one we are on.  This is kind of how it works in Windows Explorer.  Right now in Lightroom if I hold down Shift and use Arrow keys to select, it keeps showing the first image I selected in the big preview area, making it hard to figure out which pictures I actually want to select for say removing or doing something with to several photos at once.
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Paul Plak

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Well if you use this feature to synchronize settings within a series of photos, you actually NEED to have the first photo that acts as a reference for the sync to be highlighted. Otherwize you no longer any control over what you're doing ....
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I understand that, but I'd still like a way to see each picture in the big preview as I arrow through them, otherwise I have no idea what I'm selecting by just looking at the tiny thumbnails.  I'm sure the software can be smart enough to know which picture was first selected and still show the previews of others.  Maybe give us an option in the preferences somewhere as a checkbox, or holding down an additional key while arrowing like shift alt arrow.  But there must be a way to see the images as you're going through them and adding to a selection.
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That's already taken care of, with "Preferences - Interface - Show photos in navigator on mouse over". 
It's the navigator window that gets updated, it's already a lot bigger than the thumbnails. I set it to off because I sometimes need to navigate on a bigger area when zoomed in, and it's not reliable when you inadvertently fly over another thumbnail with the mouse and it keeps the last image you moused over displayed, but it could be a useful workaround for you.
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The Navigator is barely any bigger than the thumbnails, just a little. That doesn't really help. There should be a way to show the photo that I'm adding to the selection in the main view while I'm going through them. This would improve the user experience tremendously.