Why can't I edit lat/lon directly?

I often encounter the problem that the coordinates of mountain summits are incorrect, usually due to an incorrect USGS topo map that served as the basis for data. When I want to go in and edit the location to be more accurate, based on actual in-field observations, I found I could not simply update a “latitude” and “longitude” field the way I could, say, change elevation or the name.

Did I just miss something? It seems very strange to me that a geospatial tool that relies on precision would be so imprecise. What’s worse, not only could I not just enter the coordinates, as I was moving the point around, I could see nothing that told me where I was moving it!

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