Lightroom Classic: Sliders can't be clicked to position after macOS High Sierra update

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I just upgraded my mid-2015 MacBook Pro to High Sierra. Now, when using LR Classic CC (all current), I can no longer click on the slider to increase/decrease without having to do so in great increments.

For example, for exposure, clicking on the slider won't be responsive until it's .90 or so in either direction (-/+). But if I grab the slider, I can adjust it accordingly.

I searched but didn't see any similar issues that were recently addressed. Thanks in advance.
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Bryan McCarthy

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Danielle King

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I'm having the same problem
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Melissa Rios, Lightroom Support Product Manager

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Bryan and Danielle,

I'm not able to reproduce this issue. As long at the point of my cursor is not touching the exposure dial, I can click any point on the slider and adjust.

Are both of you having this issue in Lightroom Classic CC 7.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2? If not, can you let me know which specific versions this is occurring with?

Let us know,
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Amar Yasin

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i  am also having this issue. for example if the exposure was set to +0.25, I could click on the slider to knock it up to around 35 or 40 (or down if needed). But now unable to do this with dragging the slider. If i do click on the slider, it will kick it up to around 0.90
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Linda Alschuler

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I have had this issue ever since I updated from Mavericks to Sierra and in versions of Lightroom from CC 2015.7 to Classic 7.5. I now highlight the slider and use the up and down arrow keys, but I miss the previous functionality. I've seen reports that the problem still exists with Mojave and Lightroom Classic 8.0.

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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
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Heather Davidson-Meyn

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What would be the specific preference setting for this issue (which I have too)?
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Heather Davidson-Meyn

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I'm having this problem still - Mojave 10.14, LR CC 8.2...