"Free transform" Stop changing things that are not broken!

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior

For the past TEN YEARS "free transform" has worked by clicking and dragging an edge to pull it out to where you wanted it to go. If you wanted all the edges to move at the same time AKA SCALE the image, you held shift while dragging an edge. SUDDENLY, someone got it into their head to SWITCH these actions so it scales automatically and you have to hold shift to drag just one edge. Why, why, why, why, why, why?!? 

PLEASE make an option in the preferences to change it back. Ten years of working fine and you had to go and change the little things that work and completely ruin people's work flow for no obvious reason!
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Alan Ho

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Ronald Keller

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While an option would be great but the obvious reason ( to me) is that one almost *always* wants to scale items in proportion. I always (more than 25 years) found it weird that I would have to use a modifier key to scale things in proportion...
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@Ronald Keller

Obviously you will need to hold shift to constrain if using a "Free Transform" tool.

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