LIGHTROOM 4: Why do Sync and AutoSync share a button?

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it doesn't make sense because they both do such different things, and generally i like to use both, but after using the button for one of the uses, if i fail to set it back it can cause me so many problems ...

It's a crazy system that inevitably ends up with values being pasted when not wanted, or no values being pasted when they are wanted ... like does anyone from adobe actually use this as a real photographer would for a real shoot?
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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?
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Hi Chris,

I don't think it makes any difference because it's been like this since version 1, as i recall ... but as you asked, LR4, OSX 10.8

It's just bad design, to make a button serve two different purposes, and toggle between them. The reason why this is bad is because you're relying on the user to reset the button once they have finished with use A / B. It's awful design if it's not readily apparent which setting has been toggled to ... and it's just plain bad bad BAD design to do so when having the setting set to A can be disastrous if you think it's set to B. All of this is compounded by the use of a button right next to this button, that is set aside to a relatively unused function!!!

Like hello - who in Adobe ever uses this thing??!! And if they do, how come they've never seen fit to sort out such an immediately apparent, vexatious and stupid bit of design!!!!

(BTW, the rest of the app i love, i just don't get how over the many years, not one person has managed to get this fixed - is there no one who cares enough?)
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Knowing which product you're referring to makes a big difference.
And knowing which version also makes a difference in how the engineers and QE test the issue.
Knowing which OS is also critical because the issue could be restricted to a single OS or OS version.
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Hello Chris,

My apologies, i just thought that this issue has been present in all LR products, on all LR versions and all computer's OS's.

So, now that you've got that, what are your thoughts?
Cheers,
Slater
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Hi Chris,

It's funny to me that you replied within such a short space of time to
1) abruptly ask for non relevant info
2) chastise me for not understanding why you should need this unimportant info
3) never use your name or mine

and then once you have all of that, you don't even bother to reply!!

Is that just rudeness or a tacit agreement with me on the slackness of adobe staff on this matter?

I would love to hear your reply (though i wonder if it will ever be forthcoming!).

Cheers,
Slater