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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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Community Expert ,
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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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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