I am sorry Phil there is no order to workflow in the Develop module.
Play with any slider in whatever order you like.
This is not the first time that you have posted rather strange criticisms of Lightroom that make no sense.
Like Jeremy, I too would like to know exactly what you are referring to with respect to the "bar" closing the Develop module.
I even went back to check Victoria Brampton's comprehensive list of shortcuts to see if I had missed something over the years but no, her list does not provide any enlightenment.
Perhaps, once explained, some of your comments will make sense, but, as written they don't make sense.
Really? "Nonsense"? "Strange criticism"?
"Also tired of the dev module being locked to its order of workflow process".
Maybe "workflow process" threw you off, but what other options could you come up with other than....the "Develop modules are locked to the order" they are in.
So the modules force you to scroll through them. Further more, it is easy to fumble with the Hide/Unhide of the tools while doing it, since the entire bar vertically can hide or unhide them. Neither of those were a clue? At least another understood what it was I referred to, at least being the only posiblity.
I stated "We should at least be able to change the order". What else is there in a dev workflow process that can have the order rearranged? I'm not sure what else I could be referring to.
Instead of asking "what do you mean", you claim I post "strange criticisms that makes no sense".
Do I have a First time poster flashing some place on my name ? Does ANYONE need to be told they can move a slider on the screen in any order? If you are hear to learn something, if you don't understand something, just ask the questions. Keep your inquisitive ponder of my strangeness or lack of to yourself.
Is ANY software designed that one adjustment cannot be executed contingent of another being adjusted first? (there might be a one-off app someplace. Lets just hope Adobe LR isn't one of them)
You of all people should know exactly what I am talking about, and IF not your first option that <a user can or cannot adjust sliders at their will....lol>, perhaps use some deductive reasoning from a user perspective might help you understand what it can be.
I have made a bunch of posts with praises of LR, and have a slew of posts helping others with questions. As others have helped me. I have also contributed to update threads since 3.0.
Jeremy asked simply, "what do I mean specifically", which is perfectly fine. I don't need your faulty analysis of me being strange or not(you cant even figure out something as simple and at home as my comment), and your lack of reasoning makes you think I'm nonsensical? Two of your wrongs don't make anything right. To clarify for you, I'm not at all offended, just disappointed. I except more from mortals. I hope the above clarified your misunderstanding.