LIGHTROOM 2015.3 - What happened to the "Reset Brushes" command in the two graduated filters?

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As soon as I updated to LR CC 2015.3 they disappeared!!!

What happened to the ability to select a group of photos, right-click, go to develop settings, and then choose and apply a user preset for developing? This was a powerful workflow advantage that was removed.
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The Right-click Preset application is now applied in the Library Quick Develop panel.

Select your images as before and choose your preset from the Saved Preset pulldown.
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While this is true, it does not help!!! I do not want to have to go back to Library Mode every time. It would be easier if they just left this command in the context-menu. Why remove something that only appears when you right-click and select certain menu items. It seems silly!!!
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I don't know why Reset Brushes has been removed, but if you hold down the Alt key (Windows) / Opt key (Mac), it'll reappear.
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Thanks, this does work. As my answer to the other issue, why do this? I wonder who is making these decisions and why. I am losing faith in Adobe as they randomly decide to add or remove things in a package used by thousands of professionals that rely on quick workflow. Lately, the people making these decisions have veered way off the track and are forcing many users to consider other options.
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Use the Option/Alt modifier key to switch to an alternate reset behavior. The previous UI to show both Reset and Reset Brushes are not scalable to other more verbatim languages. I see that the change went in during Lr 6.2.
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Okay, at least that makes sense!
Perhaps you could answer the other issue raised in this question re: applying develop presets from the context menu in develop mode.
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Hi Joel,

That was another can of worms, er bugs :-), like the issues reported here https://forums.adobe.com/message/3321022.

My understanding is that Microsoft Windows limits the number of menu items that an application can have at any given one time. Lightroom tries to reuse the ones that are recycled when ever possible, but the workaround is still not fool proof. Customers have been reporting the bug as far back as we remember. So instead of fighting with the OS. The team decided to drop the feature based on the usage patterns since there is alternative way to do this in Lr. I believe the change was introduced in Lr 6.0 if not earlier.
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Actually, other context-menus have more than the 10 items on the Develop Settings context menu. I have Perfect Suite 9.5 installed and the "Edit-In" menu has 13 items, three more than my Develop Settings menu. If this was really the issue, they could have made "Copy / Paste an item with a submenu of the three related items (Copy, Paste, Paste from Previous) and leave Apply Preset with a submenu of preset folders with submenus of the presets. I am a recently retired software developer and have been dealing with this for years. Their solution was quite short-sighted especially since most of us do not report our usage patterns to Adobe.
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The bug might not affect you, but it affects people who has a lot of presets and who repeatedly trying to bring up the contextual menus. Rikk's link is a good one.