Lightroom? Speed up stack processing

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Would like to go from a closed Stack to Compare or Survey without spreading and selecting images in the stack first.
I stack similar images, then look closer at the images for selecting the best images by using Compare or Survey.
Currently that involves spreading the stack, selecting all the images, then going to Compare or Survey.
If just the stack is selected, with no other images, and the next comand is compare or survey, could it automatically open all of the images in the stack in the requested view method?
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Hi Valerie. It's not possible at the moment, although there is a shortcut for selecting all the images in the stack - if you double click on the stack number, it'll open and select all of the photos in the stack in one go.

And apart from that, I've changed this to a feature request for consideration in a future release.
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Thank you for the double click hint (did not know that!), and for the future release consideration.
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That's a great tip.

Unfortunately, it doesn't always work in my catalog (LR 4.1, Windows 7 64-bit). Here's the scenario: I have 7 .JPGs in a collapsed stack. If I first select a .CR2 and then double-click the stack number, the stack expands, but the .CR2 is left selected and it is shown in Loupe view.

This doesn't always happen, perhaps half of the time. It is more likely to happen with larger stacks, and when the originally selected image is a .CR2 rather than a .JPG. This suggests it's some kind of race condition.