Free Transform Problem in Photoshop CC

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I've posted this before elsewhere, but Adobe still hasn't fixed. There is a bug with the free transform tool since coming out with CC. Very annoying, very surprising it hasn;t been addressed...

The issue: If you are on one of the vector tools when trying to free transform multiple layers (some shapes, some text), the selected text layers will NOT free transform with the other selected layers, you must first start with a non-vector tool for it to translate properly. I also noticed that if you start with a vector tool and free transform a vector layer (shape, text) with a layer mask, the layer mask will not free transform with the shape or text (even with the chain link on). If this is a new "feature", I would love to understand why, it doesn't make any sense... Try it for yourself, I've done it on my mac and pc...
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Are you using Photoshop CC 2014.1?
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On my Mac I am, I just noticed the font issue was fixed. The layer mask issue is still around though. The PC needs to be updated, I'm assuming that will straighten it out there as well.
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I can't bring up the transform tool when I select pixels in PS CC. I just get the warning that the selection is empty (it's not). That's a new issue, and quitting/restarting PS and my computer doesn't help. But the transform tool works in PS 5, on the same file. It feels like a bug that got planted in CC somehow today. My coworker next to me duplicates the problem with the same file in PS CC. Chris Cox, do you have an idea what the problem is?
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I get that same issue as well sometimes. Can't find a rhyme or reason to it, other than it seems to only happen when it's a pretty transparent layer. No fix that I know of.