Camera Raw/Lightroom Classic/Lightroom Desktop: Standardizing Slider Behavior Across Applications

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Why can't Adobe standardize the functioning of adjustment sliders across Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw applications. In Lightroom, for example, you click on the adjustment slider and then the up/down arrow keys increase the values of all adjustments (except Exposure) by increments of 5 and Shift+arrow keys by increments of 20, but in Camera Raw you click on either the name of the adjustment or the slider and in Photoshop you only click on the name of the adjustment (e.g. Contrast) and then the up/down arrow keys increase/decrease values by increments of 1 and 10 respectively. Similarly, to reset the values of an adjustment, in Lightroom you double click the name of the adjustment, but in Camera Raw you double click the slider and in Photoshop you double click the name of the adjustment. Since my workflow includes all three applications, I find this disconnect very frustrating. 
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Keith Anderson

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This has been a bane of software developers and users since Ada Lovelace was a little girl.  Generally, developers do as well as they can to keep everything consistent, but if they are too diligent, they get grizzles from users wedded to tradition, complaining "Why isn't the new version like the old version".  I'm probably as guilty of that as anyone and often describe improvements as "negative improvements". 

Nevertheless, it is useful to remind the elves at Adobe, that consistency is highly valued by users.  Thanks for reminding them. 
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Agree. It's mind-boggling why the controls are not standardised across the so-called "suite". Not sure if you can even call it a suite if the controls, shortcuts, and workflows are not similar. This is a major source of frustration for me with Adobe programs. 
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