Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior

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When selecting a layer and dragging a corner handle with the shift (or alt-shift) key pressed, the resize proportion isn't constrained. This started with this most recent update.
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Clayton King

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Thanks. The team is looking at some changes based on everyone’s feedback that should make folks happy. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, the workaround is: 1.     Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).

2. Type the text below in the text file:

TransformProportionalScale 0 
3.     Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:

  • Windows:
    [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
  • macOS: 
    //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/
(Edited)
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Sorry. The improvements I mentioned in the official answer did not make it into the 20.0.2 update. I’m hoping they make it into the next update. I’ll update the thread when the change is available.