Hi, I've noted an inconsitent behavoir of LR when it is started in "non-standard" conditions. This is not critical, but upsetting as I get finally exactly the opposite of what I was expecting. (I've always encoutered this bug (since 2.6) on both vista & W7)
All my pictures and catalogs are on external disk: for each "picture library" the files, the catalog & the technical data (preview, cache) are in a unique Windows directory on an eSata external drive with this approach: - I can make full backup very easily - I've a very safe confidentiality of the pictures (when the drive is off...) - I can use my professional laptop for "personnal use" And by the way the perf are very good with a 2Terabyte 7200RPM external disk (25 000 pictures of 19 & 50 MP).
The issue is that with this approach, I start from time to time LR without a library on-line and: - LR asks me if I want start with the default lib or exit. - I choose "exit" - LR exits - I connect my disk - I relaunch LR - and LR => starts automatically with the default lib (which is exactly the opposite of what I want).
I believe that: - either LR should start in the default library at the first try - or re-ask at the second but not alone at the second start what I've refused at the first.