I've been having this issue on and off for months now, but I can't seem to find any solutions or even anyone else who is having the same problem. My transform scale handles are still visible around the shape, but the rotate handles never appear no matter where I hold my mouse over the shape. I've tried toggling on and off the "Hide Bounding Box" option, but it doesn't help.
It works fine for some documents, and doesn't work for others. The only workaround I've found is to right-click > Transform > Rotate, but then I have to know the degree I want to rotate it to, and often I just want to eyeball it!
Thanks for your help!
Does this happen with all shapes?
Which version and system is it?
Do you have any third party plugins installed?
Can you plase post a screenshot.
Sorry! I should have said originally, it's only an issue with simple shapes. Compound shapes are fine.
I'm using version 24.2.
I don't have any third-party plugins.
I didn't initially post a screenshot because I can't screen shot the cursor, which defeats the whole point. See below.
Also, check if it may have to do something with the actual zoom level.
(Small) Objects that are zoomed out tend to lose the rotation cursor when you are trying to rotate them with the bounding box.
Either zoom in or use the Free Transform tool (default shortcut is E) in that case.
Unfortunately, it's not the zoom level. It makes no difference no matter how zoomed in or out I am.
Thank you for the tip on the Free Transform tool! That works fine and is a great work around.
It looks like your question was never really answered, despite being marked as "Answered".
I mistakenly hit COMMAND+SHIFT+B, and the scale/rotate handles stopped appearing when I selected shapes in my workspace. Hitting that combo again brought the handles back. Hopefully that relates to your issue!
This is the only solution that works! Thank you so much Nick!