P: Incorrect Transform Controls Behavior

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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I have Move Tool selected and "Show Transform Controls" checked. I select an image or a text that I want to resize and it shows a bounded box with 8 control points/squares as it should. I hover my mouse above any of those points and it shows a "resize" icon. But when I click instead of resizing image it always MOVES it. After than I have to move it back and click again on the same point and now it would resize.

I've seen this behavior in the program for a very long time, and finally decided to write about it. I don't think this is right. If I want to move an object I would click inside it. There's no logical reason transform controls changes to move all of the sudden...

Is this something that can be changed in settings?

Version 23.4.2

Thanks in advance!

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Adobe Employee , Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Hi

The transform controls are working as they should for me on Windows 10 with Photoshop version 23.4.2, have you tried resetting your Photoshop preferences

2022-07-29 12_25_53-Preferences.png

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Thanks! I tried that, still same issue. It happens on 2 different Windows computers. I took a 16 second screen recording:
https://youtu.be/Vtupy75ALVE

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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I can replicate the issue with a text layer, I was testing it with an image layer, I don't have the issue on an image layer.

I noticed that if you hit Ctrl + T there's no issue with using the transform controls on the text layer, it only seem to happen with the Show Transform Control option enabled.

I just noticed that when you hit Ctrl + T the transform box size increases vertically and this is what happens with selecting the Show Transform Control option, if you click once the transform box size increases vertically and then clicking again lets you transform as normal, it's the same behaviour in version 22.5.8

 

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Thank you Ged. You are correct, I didn't realize images were not affected. For sure it wasn't an issue before, not sure which update introduced it tho, but it's been happening for months at least... I contacted support, but sadly they told me I have to click on the box controls before resizing... So that's an extra click I have to remember, and completely unessasry 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Just use Ctrl + T instead, I can't remember ever using the Show Transform Controls option, hence I never noticed the issue.

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Yeah it's a workaround. You can also click second time and it will work, but it seems like a bug to me. Becuase mouse icon actually changes into transform/rotate graphics when you hover over it, so logcially when I click and drag it should perform this command but it moves instead.  What's strange is that sometimes it actually works ok, i.e. starts resizing text... This just drives me nuts cause of the workflow I'm using (click/drag/reposition/resize)... I hope Adobe will do something about it

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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