Lightroom CC: Stop 'All Photos' view going back to oldest pictures?

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After editing images, when I go back to the 'All Photos' view (what I consider the 'home screen' of Lightroom) I often get taken back to the oldest photos in my collection. Is there any way to stop this?

If not I think it would make sense to remove this default, and always go back to the most recent photos instead.

It's very rarely that I want to access family photos from the 1930s, and if I do I know where they are. Yet Lightroom shows me them multiple times per week because of this behaviour.

99% of the time people will want to be taken to their most recent photos, either to edit them or to add new ones.

Thanks for considering this.
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William Edwards

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Julian Halliday

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Seconded. Earnestly, urgently seconded! Good point, Mr. Edwards.
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I agree. Allow to set a beginning and an end date so we can work a period of time. Your by date allows a version of this, but it is much simpler if you can set it when you start working on an area, and change it if you need to change start and end dates.
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Perhaps a silly observation, but have you tried switching the sort order in the opposite direction? Then, if there's not a photo selected, you'd land on the latest and work backwards.
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William Edwards

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Hi Victoria, not a silly suggestion at all - it's just that I prefer to have my latest photos on the bottom right of the screen so I can 'read' events like a book (top to bottom, left to right). I see the merits of having one's most recent photos at the top left of the screen, but to me that feels like reading backwards in time. 
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I agree, this should be settable in preferences.
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fredf

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Very easily achieved by choosing "Added Order". 
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William Edwards

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Do you mean 'Capture Date' in the 'sort' menu? I already have this selected and this doesn't remove this behaviour. I think it's because, as mentioned above, I prefer to have my photos ordered so that the most recent is at the bottom right of the screen, allowing 'reading' of an event like a book, left to right and top to bottom. Lightroom often defaults to going to the 'top' of the collection, i.e. photos from decades ago.

There is also 'Import Order' which might be what you mean, but this wouldn't be helpful as this would mean photos taken years ago could appear after ones taken recently based simply on when I actually imported them to Lightroom. 
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No. In LR CC Classic, the option is "Added Order", which would translate to order in which images were imported into LR. You stated ".....people will want to be taken to their most recent photos, either to edit them or to add new ones." That is exactly what added order does for me, my most recent photos appear on the bottom, since my most recent photos are also the ones that I most recently imported.