Lightroom Classic: Spot Removal tool with shift held down

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In previous versions "I thought" when I would Shift + click after the second Shift + click it would just patch the distance from the previous click, not all the way back to the beginning? PS acts like I thought LR did, but maybe I'm wrong about LR? In any event, it should act that way as I am wanting to remove sections at a time, not the entire length at once. Otherwise, it samples areas that shouldn't be sampled and ruins the patching.
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John MacLean

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Robert Cullen

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I am not sure what you are describing.
My experience is this-
[Click] once to "Start" a new Brush stroke at point A
Relocate mouse cursor [SHIFT+Click] to brush a straight 'line' from point A ending at point B,
Relocate mouse cursor [SHIFT+Click] a second time to brush a 'line' from point B ending at point C,
etc.
A single [Click] at a 'new' point D will start a new location for continuing the Brush stroke area with the current Brush setting.
This screen-clip is all the 'one' brush.

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(For another Brush setting- Press [K] twice. Closes then re-opens the Brush.)


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John MacLean

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Thanks for replying Robert. What I'm saying is if I start with just a click (A), then move my cursor to B, it draws that line. Perfect so far. The problem is anything beyond that. So now from B to C it wants to redraw A to C, and not just B to C. Does that make sense? Photoshop does it differently and that is a much better way, otherwise, it samples from areas it shouldn't. This seems like new behavior in LR from previous versions.
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The spot tool works the same as Robert says it does for me.  Lr 7.5 and OSX 10.13.6

You can also click-shift-hold and move vertical or horizontal to draw a vertical or horizontal line.
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"So now from B to C it wants to redraw A to C, and not just B to C. Does that make sense?"

Your explanation makes sense but, I cannot recreate the result you are seeing. I have tried every combination of 'held' keys (Shift+Ctrl, Shift+Alt, etc) and nothing will reproduce your experience (C to A). So do you end up seeing a triangle A>B>CtoA ? So the [Shift+Click] at point C draws two lines (B>C and C>A)?

Have you tried resetting the Preferences, or even re-installing Lightroom?