Objects keep rotating when trying to resize

Explorer ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Hi,

Having issues with 2021 version of illustrator which im getting very sick of dealing with - when trying to resize an object it keeps wanting to rotate, even when i am definitely on the middle node which shows a straight arrow. Only way is to zoom right in which is extrememly annoying and very time consuming. Does anyone have an answer which doesn't involve needing to be an IT specialist?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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I haven't noticed any issues with accidentally rotating an object when I want to resize it. Would you be able to describe your steps in more detail? Also, which operating system are you using?

 

In the meantime, you could try one of the following methods for resizing that should prevent accidental rotation:

  • Use the Scale tool (S)
  • Enter a value in the Properties panel (Window > Properties)
  • Enter a value in the Transform panel (Window > Transform)

 

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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I'm on Windows 10 using a Wacom Mobile Pro. Actually, i will go and boot up my desktop later to see if there's a difference.

 

The scale and transform tools work fine, there's no issues with those. It's only when i use the mouse (or the pen) to resize an object, it wants to rotate. The little rotate symbols don't show up, it does show the resizing arrow/s as i already mentioned, but unless i zoom in very closely, the object just wants to rotate. It's  frustrating because i often find the only way i can resize without zooming is to use transform which isnt always ideal.

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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i give up! just opened my first file for the morning and after struggling with this for days, this problem seems to have miraculously gone away! Btw, yes the scale tool working fine also.  A system glitch perhaps? Or i inadvertently clicked onto something i didn't realise existed?

It has actually reverted back to how it was after the last update... now it is no longer possible to rotate an object without using the Rotate tool (R), i dont get the little rotation symbols anymore when i mouse over the corners. Is that how it is meant to work now? 

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