Photoshop: Show layer bounding box when moving

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When dragging/moving a layer, the layer's bounding box (with transform controls) disappears.  This makes it really hard to align layers properly.  The only indication I'm close are the pink lines that pop up if the edges align with ANYTHING on the document, which isn't always that helpful if I'm trying to be align with something specific.  If I use the arrow keys to move a layer, the layer's bounding box remains visible, so this is how I have resorted to fine tuning.  This can't be the correct behavior, right?  I can't think of any reason why this would be helpful.  Even if I choose View>show> layer edges, the edges disappear when dragging/moving also.

Please fix.

While you're at it, can the transform controls exist INSIDE the document window? Not being able to rotate a layer if I'm super zoomed into a photo makes it really hard to align composite images perfectly.  As of now, I have to have at least one of the layer's corners in the window to rotate with the controls, but that's not always the most ideal-causing me to zoom out farther than I'd prefer.
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Laura Kent

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