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Copied Particles not refreshing in the viewport.
Confirmed, HighPublicBUG


System Information
Operating system: win 64
Graphics card: hd 7800

Blender Version
2.80 f478fef9d6b0
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
copy particle settings do not update in the viewport on second object.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Default Blender
Add cube
Make copy of cube and move.
Add particle system to the first cube.
Select both cubes with the first cube active.
In the Particle settings "Specials Menu" copy the particles to the second cube.
Scrub the timeline to see the particles not working in the 3d viewport.


Event Timeline

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to High.Dec 9 2019, 3:37 PM

I can confirm.
In blender 2.79 this used to work.
Particle settings are the same on both objects (they are linked).
Here a file showing the bug: