Lightroom: New preferences switch be added that allows a change in UI behavior for LeftMouse-click selecting of images

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I am often loosing work because of a quirk in Lightroom's UI.  In most other software and OS UI, if one selects multiple items in a list and then LM-clicks on just one of those files, all the
other files are deselected.  But in Lightroom, the selected file just becomes the Master Selection and all the other files remain selected.  Here is a common scenario in my workflow, where this non-standard UI behavior causes me to I lose my work:
  1. I spend as much as an hour, making adjustments to an image till it's just right.
  2. I multi select other images and sych the settings from Master selected image to the others
  3. I switch to one of those other images and briefly make adjustments until I realize it's not a keeper and decide to RM-click "Delete". 
  4. ALL the files get deleted, including the first one that I spent so much time perfecting!
  5. I can salvage from trashcan and re-import, but all my edits are gone forever!  So frustrating!
Short of adding this suggested user-switch, it would help if the warning dialog box would significantly highlight the number of images about to be deleted.  Like a huge font size, compared to the rest of the text.
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Paul Peterson

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Do you mean that you are not seeing this dialog? When I follow your steps, this is the dialog that appears. 
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Robert Cullen

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the selected file just becomes the Master Selection and all the other files remain selected.
This does not happen if you LM-click on the grey border of the preview image 'cell'.

all the other files are deselected.
If you LM-click the BORDER!
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Paul Peterson

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Yes.  I see that dialog box.  But the instant it shows up, my eye immediately goes to the Delete button, because my brain assumes I'm deleting only one image.  What I'd ask is you make that "2" or item count as tall as the box, to make it REALLY stand out.  One's peripheral vision would then detect it. 
The border suggestion does not help, because it is not standard mouse selection on the PC.  Why don't you make LM-click on the border result in the non-deselect behavior.  Just switch the behaviors.  That would make much more sense. 
I've asked about this in my FB photo group and other have had similar issues with this.
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Any thoughts on my last comment, here?