Camera Raw: What is Rectangle Mode White Balance in the new ACR 8.2 RC?

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am I dreaming or you can now select WB based on a rectangular area drawn by WB tool pointer w/ right mouse button pressed ?
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It doesn't have to be the right mouse button -- the standard mouse button works as well. This is the new "rectangle mode" of the white balance eyedropper tool.

Instructions: Click-and-drag with the eyedropper tool to define a rectangular pixel area. Upon releasing the mouse, ACR will use all the pixels within the marked rectangle to set the global WB. The usual single-click WB behavior of the dropper tool is still available and is unchanged.

This feature has been available since ACR 8.2 (and is unchanged in ACR 8.3 RC).