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Can't scale and rotate an object

Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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Hi. I'm working with Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 and I can't rotate and scale object from sides (everything is ok with corners) with selection tool. When I'm trying do this, I only can pick up anchor point an move object. It happens only with small objects. (Bounding box is enabled) How can I fix it?

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Community Expert ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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Using the Selection tool to Scale or Rotate with a very small object can get really tricky. You should try zooming in with the Zoom tool (Z) first.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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You could hide the shape widgets.

Click on this button in the control panel.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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How can I turn that button on? It is not appeard on my control panel

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Community Expert ,
Jun 06, 2019 Jun 06, 2019

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A shape needs to be selected and then a corresponding tool needs to be active.

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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same here, that function is missing for me too, and its frustrating!

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2019 Jun 05, 2019

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Shift+CMD+B on a mac will resolve the issue. under view>show bounding box.

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 30, 2019

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This shortcut worked for me! Thank you.

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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This worked for me too, thanks so much!

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Worked for me, thanks so much!

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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Yes, that was my issue too.  Thanks Albert!

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Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Shift+Ctrl+B on PC, or go to toolbar View > Show bounding box.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 06, 2019 Jun 06, 2019

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Tomas,

I believe zooming in will do it, if you prefer to avoid (temporarily) hiding the shape widgets as suggested by Monika.

From the beginning (OP or original post) it seems that you have Bounding Box shown already,

(Bounding box is enabled)

It my be worth sending a feature request about some easy way to suspend/toggle on and off the shape widgets.

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/

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