I have this issue too. Windows 11, PLv7 build 76. i7-12700h with RTX 3080 Ti laptop.
When I toggle away from LA tab back to any global edits the last LA tool remains active (CP, CL, GF, etc.). The local adjustments still show on the screen as does the cursor representing the last active LA tool. Choosing another tool, as noted above clears the active LA tool.
I don’t know if they are related but I also had a failure when applying a ClearView adjustment to an automask mask.
Mmmm - I used the Esc key method today, Mark … with disastrous results !
I’ve had difficulty reliably reproducing the problem - but it goes something like this;
I have multiple images in Image Browser
I apply a LA; say, something as simple as a Brush (with Exposure set to max-negative, so that it’s obvious)
I shift to another tab (NOT the LA-tab)
Now I select all image in Image Browser (with intention to Export)
Then I notice that the Brush gizmo is still active … So, I press the Esc key
Whoaaaa !!! … It just applied the Brush LA to ALL selected images !!
My first thought was that I’d made a mistake by having multiple images selected whilst I applied the Brush LA (to all images) … But I’ve been able to replicate this simply by following steps above … so, it’s looking to me like there’s a “gotcha”.
Actually, I have adapted well. I note that the crop tool does the same thing if left active. I can switch to other photos, select multiple photos, and switch tabs all with the crop tool active. So leaving the LA tool “active” appears consistent with a general tool behavior.
…feels odd nevertheless. No other app does that as far as I know. Shaking off shadows of the past can be difficult, but we’re not talking psychology here. It’s about software which should serve the user - or is it the other way 'round?