Since you work in FTM differently than I do, I suspect you are not seeing the problem - and it has nothing to do with "hints." I work mostly from acom and sync back to FTM. If I search and find a record and attach it to my tree using the beta tool, when I sync back to FTM a duplicate source is created and the citation is linked to it. Let's use the SSDI for example - I attach an SSDI record to my tree. I sync back to FTM. A new SSDI source is created with the one new citation. Before using the beta tool, I had on SSDI source in FTM, with multitudes of citations linked to it. Now, I have multitudes of SSDI sources, each with one citation.