Photoshop 2019: "Anchor Point Reference" is hidden by default when transforming an object

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I swear that before the 2019 update photoshop would let me move the anchor point when resizing something, but now that "box" is grayed out. Also there isn't an anchor point showing up when I go to resize something. Specifically, I'm talking about that small "dot" that would show up in the middle of the object you were transforming that you could move to the top corner or anywhere in general.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Hit Cmd/Ctrl-T. Now look up at the far left of the Options bar, next to the "box." You should see a tiny little checkbox that may be nearly invisible in your interface (it is in mine). Click that to enable it and now you'll get all you're asking for. It used to be on by default. Now it appears it's OFF by default. Dunno why.
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Tim Franz

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Yes, thank you Cristen.  
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Penny Lisowski

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Thanks Christen so much!
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Suzanne Raphael

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Yes, thank you very much, Christen.

That. is. just. dumb.

Note to Adobe: making your long-time users feel stupid is not a great ploy to keep them users.
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John P. Milligan

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thanks Cristen 
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sara

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thank you! this has been driving me nuts!
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I don't like the new way either. . .

When in Transform, the reference point is hidden by default to prevent accidental repositioning. Quickly show/hide the reference point using the Options bar or use Edit > Preferences > Tools > Show reference point when using Transform.

https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2018/10/adobe-announces-updates-to-photoshop-cc-2019-v20.html
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Hi Neena  :) Thank you!
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Yes, Joel, that's exactly it. Even though professional users are what made Adobe who they are today, we're being largely sidelined in favor of people who rarely use Ps.
So, even though professionals only make up a small % of the market, we do represent a MUCH larger % in pure hours of use. This is what marketing doesn't seem to understand. Amateurs use Ps maybe 10-20 hours/month, while thousands and thousands and thousands of professionals use it 40-60 hours/week! Unfortunately this is about $ and little else.
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Cristen Gillespie

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And our hero Steve Jobs and Apple led the way! Consumer products anyone? Well, my goodness, they DO sell well. LOL
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For sure, but remember Cristen, Jobs knew what was up and did his best to prevent all that from happening...

https://youtu.be/-AxZofbMGpM
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Cristen Gillespie

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You're saying he wasn't in control of the decision to do next to nothing anybody wanted with the Mac Pro that I'm still waiting on? Because hardly anyone (anymore, after all these years) wants a serious desktop computer (from Apple, since so many have already switched to PC) and the money is in the consumer products? I'll have to take back every evil thought I've had about him.
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I keep forgetting I read this. Probably because it doesn't make any sense to me except as a way of saying that yet again, experienced users must learn new things because it's harder for new or occasional users to figure out what's gone wrong. 

Which is probably true, but  when it starts to feel that all the burden of learning something new is on us older users, it feels good to whine about it. LOL
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Cristen  Think you're right. 

I don't mind learning new things in PS. .  in fact I love it when there is a new feature, it's exciting - for example the new content aware fill in cc 2019.

But. . . there's a but and a little whine that goes with it. . . . why does Adobe break things when they are working fine?

I still think that they are gearing for the newbies and mobile users and adjusting flicks and ticks which makes it easier for them. 

Just saying as I see it.
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Let's go forward to let Adobe disallow us of Shortcuts customization and use those set by default.
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Cristen Gillespie

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LOL.  This time I get you're being sarcastic—does sometimes feel this is the way forward, though, doesn't it?
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Kukurykus

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Complaints don't work anymore. Nothing else left like trying to say the same by other words.
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Finding the box to turn it back on wasn't a problem so much as that now the options are "off" and "huge".
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Transform center Reference Point missing.

I just updated Photoshop CC 2019. But unable to find "Pivot point" when I apply transform control.
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There's a checkbox in the Tools tab of Preferences,

but the easiest way is to check the box in the toolbar
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Thank YOU