Lightroom: Touchscreen input not available for brush editing

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in Lr 5.x i was able to use my 10-point touch screen to edit photos with brushes, by using my fingertips. i was able to do very accurate work using my fingers on the screen (27" AIO). imagine my disappointment with Lr 6 when trying to use my finger for brush strokes, only to find that Lr 6 interprets them as "swipes" and initiates a Control-N, loading the next photo in the filmstrip. when in Develop mode, the touch screen should be available for editing like it was in Lr 5.x. thank you.
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I also find Adobe being "stumped" by this disappointing, especially when there are easy and simple solutions:

GOOD: Give users a configurable option to disable swipe gestures.
BETTER: Use two-finger movements for swipe gestures allow single-finger movements as brush strokes. (Also, allow single thumb swipes at the margin outside the photo.)
BEST: Offer both options above.

Personally, I love using swipe gestures when culling. I wish I could make the filmstrip vertical on one side or the other (my choice).  I'd still like to be able to swipe among photos while developing, but a two-finger swipe would be totally reasonable.

Finally, I am stumped by Adobe's choice to have different swipe schemes between Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Mobile. Why can I rate photos in mobile but not the others? The inconsistency between products doesn't end there: Why aren't the keyboard shortcuts standardized... and configurable?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled NO ADOBE ACTIVITY ON: Touchscreen input not available for brush editing.

IM NOT WASTING MY TIME ADDING A FURTHER POSTS TO A OVER 2 YR OLD POST WHERE ADOBE HAS DONE NOTHING. HOW ABOUT SOME ADOBE FEEDBACK AT LEAST IF NOT RESOLUTIONS.

BOUGHT A TOUCH SCREEN ASSUMING I COULD WORK ON ADJ BRUSH BUT FIND IT NOT ONLY DOESN'T WORK, ADOBE HAS SAT ON IT FOR 2 YRS AND DONE NOTHING...WHY?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled NO ADOBE ACTIVITY ON: Touchscreen input not available for brush editing..

1st : Mr John R. Ellis, kindly do not merge my complaint again. I specifically stated i do not want my issue buried in an over 2yr old case that Adobe have sat on. Whilst you may like to 'tidy' complaints up and lose them in a feed that Adobe has chosen to dismiss that is against what i posted. If you have an issue with this, have the courtesy to contact me direct.

IM NOT WASTING MY TIME ADDING A FURTHER POSTS TO A OVER 2 YR OLD POST WHERE ADOBE HAS DONE NOTHING. HOW ABOUT SOME ADOBE FEEDBACK AT LEAST IF NOT RESOLUTIONS.

BOUGHT A TOUCH SCREEN ASSUMING I COULD WORK ON ADJ BRUSH BUT FIND IT NOT ONLY DOESN'T WORK, ADOBE HAS SAT ON IT FOR 2 YRS AND DONE NOTHING...WHY?
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reading all comments and finding out I am not the only one I can say that the idea of rating and swiping instead of painting is a big booboo. It is counterproductive and contra progressive.