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Hi 
hope someone can help before I completely lose it. I'm drawing a truck trailer, made up at the moment of many rectangles, when zoomed out smaller rectangles have 2 of the handles missing!
Why , oh why, is this so difficult, CS6 works fine, when zoomed out I have access to all rectangle control points. In 2020, I have to keep zooming in and out to gain access to these cointrol points. Why would I not want to see them????
Dear Adobe..... why do you persist in making workflow difficult for me?

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

If by default tool you actually mean the Selection tool: That would be the V key.

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Missing handles when zoomed out

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Hi 
hope someone can help before I completely lose it. I'm drawing a truck trailer, made up at the moment of many rectangles, when zoomed out smaller rectangles have 2 of the handles missing!
Why , oh why, is this so difficult, CS6 works fine, when zoomed out I have access to all rectangle control points. In 2020, I have to keep zooming in and out to gain access to these cointrol points. Why would I not want to see them????
Dear Adobe..... why do you persist in making workflow difficult for me?

Granger

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

If by default tool you actually mean the Selection tool: That would be the V key.

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In the meantime you may use the Free Transform tool (default shortcut E) as a workaround.

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Thanks Kurt

thanks but that's what I'm having to do at the moment, so it's an extra 2 processes. (write down the width which can be to 3 decimal places, resize to the height I need and then re-input the width again).  I need to size these by eye , not by measurements.  I can drag out to make it bigger but it scales it proportionately as the only handle is on the corner, I need to make the rectangle I have, longer.

In CS6 no matter how narrow a rectangle is, I always get 3 control points on each side, 

 

It must be possible, it's just a default setting somewhere (which is stupid), clearly no-one at Adobe uses this stuff in the real world.  If the workaround is to do it in cs6 then I need a refund

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You can do it by eye with the Free Transform tool, Granger.

 

I meant the Free Transform tool (just hit the E key to activate it).

 

I did not mean the Transform palette.

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That's good, is there a keystroke to get back to the default tool?

 

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If by default tool you actually mean the Selection tool: That would be the V key.

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Thanks Kurt, that's a workaround for now, I'm on to Adobe Help ( a misnomer if ever there was...)... they've had me deleting certificates and background activities....

... no change

 

thanks for your help.... CS6 is good, shame the money machine killed it

 

 

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One serious issue in older versions of Illustrator (such as CS6) was that scaling zoomed out objects with the bounding box caused undesired shiftings. They considerably changed their position. In my eyes a bug or at least a shortcoming.

 

In recent versions of Illustrator that does not happen anymore, but at the same time it does not explain your complaint about the missing handles, of course. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you more about that. I'm not an Illustrator engineer (who may possibly explain the current behaviour).

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