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Transform box dotted, not blue...?

Explorer ,
Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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I'm sure this is something humiliatingly obvious, but I've searched and cannot find the answer.

 

My transform box has changed from a solid blue line to a dotted black line.

How do I turn it back to blue?

 

It still functions.

I know how to hide and show transform controls. This is not the issue.

 

I have reset prefs, and even uninstalled / reinstalled PS keeping nothing.

 

Mac 10.13.6 

PS 21.2.4

 

tia!

 

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

Is a Selection active? 

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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@c.pfaffenbichler thanks for the reply!

 

Here's a screenshot of everything.

(For some reason I cannot edit the op.)

 

No selection is active - this is in every document, even new ones created from scratch.

 

My paths are also black, not blue.

I'm sure this must be a really obvious setting somewhere, but I cannot find it.

It started after the most recent update about 5 days ago.

 

Paths are also black now. 

The option to change the path colour is disabled.

I have switched "Use Graphics Processor" on and off in Performance preferences and restarted to no avail.

 

All was fine before the last PS update on this machine - blue paths & transform boxes.

 

Screen Shot 2021-01-24 at 10.17.11.png

 

Screen Shot 2021-01-24 at 10.42.57.png

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Have you tried changing the Advanced Settings (Photoshop > Prefernecs > Performance)? (and restarting Photoshop each time to make the settings apply …)

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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I am facing the same issue. Any luck with this?

I had to uncheck my graphic card checkbox on the performance tab because my photoshop was flickering. but when doing that I get the dotted transform controls.. which are annoying.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Hi, FYI, on a PC, on Ps 23, when I disable the GPU acceleration, I lose the blue color for the paths, but do not get the dotted lines.

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New Here ,
Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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I have the exact same issue. When I open a document and select a layer, it shows those dotted lines and not the blue transform rectangle. It mostly happens when opening up an existing photoshop-file. But not every time. Sometimes it works just fine. Only fix i found was closing and restarting PS until it is back to normal. Totally annoying! Please help!

(P.S.: I am running the PS 23.3.0 version on Mac OS Monterey 12.3.1 - iMac 40GB Ram, 3GHz Core i5, 4Gb Radeon Pro)

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Explorer ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Yup I have same peoblem since yesterday........ quite irritating.

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Community Expert ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for more timely and effective answers”):
https://community.adobe.com/t5/using-the-community/community-how-to-guide-tips-amp-best-practices/td...

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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I got the same problem today when I updated my "pilots" and my graphic card

please help

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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I found a solution guys just keep using the graphic processor and try to change your graphic card in my case I was using intel and then I switched to Nvidia using the panel in the home screen of the pc it's not a big problem so don't worry it can also fix it self

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Community Expert ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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Go to your stroke pallet and be sure it in not on a color or int the case of the dotted line same issue, make sure your stroke is no set wit a dotted line.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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New Here ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Yeah from time to time, it happens to me too. Like when I open Photoshop one time out of then there will be this issue and at the same time, the program is lagging as hell. Usually, reset is helpful, and when I reopen the problem disappears. This is so weird.

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Explorer ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Right - just the last weeks Photoshop has started freezing after aabout 10 minutes, then unfreezes and lags like crazy and Transform control turn dotted black - and THEN I get these weird balck artifcacts around the artboard edges. Seriously irritating. 

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Community Expert ,
May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

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Does turning off »Use Graphics Processor« in the Performance Preferences (Photoshop > Preferences > Performance > Graphic Processor Settings) and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue? 
Does turning on »Deactivate Native Canvas« (Photoshop > Preferences > Technology Previews) and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue?

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Explorer ,
Jul 04, 2023 Jul 04, 2023

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Hi - it certainly does not make any difference, thanks for checking. However the problem appears to have gone away this past week and I've used P'shop for about 60 hours this week. So far, so good. Aside from my sore neck.

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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Hello my friend
I found the solution to this problem because I had this problem myself.You have to turn off the Deactivate Native Canvas option in Photoshop settings

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New Here ,
Sep 12, 2023 Sep 12, 2023

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Thanks bro its solved

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2024

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Thanks, this solved it for me too. Have been searching for ages how to fix this! For anyone else experiencing same issue..

Edit > Preferences > Technology Previews > Uncheck Deactivate Native Canvas > OK > Restart PS

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