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Scale panel not selecting "Uniform" as default option

Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2019

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I've used Illustrator since 1988 and the scale input window has always defaulted to the cursor starting with the "uniform" scale input box. Illustrator CC 20 defaults to nothing when the scale window opens and I have to tab twice to get to the "uniform" scale input box. It's really very annoying that two tabs are required just to get to the input box as opposed to landing there immediately. Why would Adobe do this?

 

Is there a fix for this?

 

 

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Scale panel not selecting "Uniform" as default option

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I've used Illustrator since 1988 and the scale input window has always defaulted to the cursor starting with the "uniform" scale input box. Illustrator CC 20 defaults to nothing when the scale window opens and I have to tab twice to get to the "uniform" scale input box. It's really very annoying that two tabs are required just to get to the input box as opposed to landing there immediately. Why would Adobe do this?

 

Is there a fix for this?

 

 

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I tried to replicate this on my end but i could not. When Scale box is opened, Uniform option is the one selected by default.
I'd recommend you to try resetting the preferences once. You may follow the steps below:

For MAC 

  • Close all Adobe applications. 
  • Go to locations 
  • ~/Library/Caches 
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe 
  • ~/Library/Preferences 
  • Rename  Adobe Illustrator, com.adobe.illustrator and Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings folders to   Adobe Illustrator.old, com.adobe.illustrator.old and Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings.old 
  • Launch Illustrator from the Creative Cloud. 

  

For Windows 

  • Close all Adobe applications. 
  • Go to Location C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Adobe 
  • Rename  Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings folders to Adobe Illustrator.old and Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings.old 
  • Launch Illustrator from the Creative Cloud. 

 

Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and Illustrator will launch with default settings. This way all your old settings will be saved in .old folders and Illustrator will recreate new folders with default settings.

 

Let us know how it goes.

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Community Beginner ,
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To be clear, the radio button for "uniform" scale is checked when the window opens, however, I have to tab twice to get to the dialog box where I would enter the scale numerically. In all of the versions of Illustrator I have ever used, when the scale window is opened, I'd immediately be able to type in my desired scale - I would not have to tab twice to get to the dialog box. It may seem like a small thing but I use the scale command hundreds of times a day and it is annoyingly unnecessary.

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Did you update to 24.0.1?

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I was recently forced to leap from CS4 to CC because of a new computer and OS purchase. CS4 did everything I needed it to do quickly, cleanly - I could fly through my work. I initially installed the latest Illustrator CC 24.0 but so many things were changed that Adobe left out options to control (where did Cartesian coordinates go?). I reverted to CC 20.0.0 because fewer things had changed and I could at least continue to work, for the most part, as I always had. Carlos Canto provided me a solution to the corrdinates issue but I'd still like to bring up the scale window and immediately type in my scale factor without needlessly tabbing twice.

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What workspace are you using try the Essentials Classic as a stary, you may feel more at home. (Window > Control, shows the controlpanel, you can also toggle the link on the transform panel)

Make sure that the link is checked when no object are selected to activatte default to be constrained.  

Some ot the things have changed because of SVG and the web evolving but you can convert a shape to a path, which might help some instances. (Object > Shape > Expand Shape)

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To be sure, you are talking about an old version of Illustrator? Around 2016? 

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Yes, I am using an older version (2015 3.0 release). When the new computer arrived a couple months ago, and because of the new OS (Mojave), I had to switch to CC from CS4, I installed the latest and greatest version at that time but was plagued by extremely sluggish performance that I could never work out. A coworker suggested that I install an older version and I chose 20.0.0 and it resolved a lot of issues I was having including the sluggish behavior.

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Then i am afraid there will not be a solution for your problem with this version,.

The problem was solved in a newer version.

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I don't think it has been solved. I'm on 2021 and it still persists in this version. Press 'S' for scale, hit enter, the number boxhighlighted is for the non-uniform scaling by default. 

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It remembers what you did last.

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Community Beginner ,
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I have the same background - it seems like Adobe should have worked this out in concurrent upgrades. Very irritating to lose production defaults. Can someone update this FIX for ILLUSTRATOR 2021 ?

 

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