Ah. Well, that is a Kirki issue I’m afraid, which I can’t do anything about currently (Kirki Theme Options Framework: https://wordpress.org/plugins/kirki/ – which all of my themes uses)
You have to publish the theme before applying some options.
David Vongires, the author of Kirki, is working on a 4.0 version in which this is hopefully fixed.
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