Marquee will not extend beyond the canvas anymore

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I am a heavy Photoshop user. I own a photo retouching company in New York City with a dozen employees. I often wonder if Adobe ever consults with retouching professionals because a lot of their tool changes are hugely disappointing and often counterproductive to us as a community (ex: Brush Leash).

One change that has a major effect on our workflow is that the marquee will no longer show beyond the canvas borders. This is especially useful when matching client layouts to create extensions, something we do multiple times a day. Now you have to either guess how much to expand the canvas, leading to the extra step of recropping the image, or reveal all, which may reveal too much, which again leads to the extra step of recropping the image. When performing this on billboard sized images (also very common), it leads to wasted time waiting on the CPU to conduct the expanding and cropping processes.

Can Adobe please fix this? 

Thanks so much!
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Salma Khalil

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eartho, Champion

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I agree that it would be nice to see selections outside the canvas, but if you're using that to make your crops, then there are much better ways to do so. Just activating the crop tool allows you to see any images outside the canvas and you can use that visibility to align...

And what's the problem with the brush leash? I think Adobe defaulted that vis so that people would know it exists now for reference with smoothing. Have you not yet found the preference to disable?
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Salma Khalil

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You can't see beyond the canvas when you use the crop tool in classic mode. I prefer classic mode because it doesn't make my workflow easier for the canvas to move, and I prefer the box to move.

Yes, we found where to disable Brush Leash - but again, what a waste of time to search and disable on 12 stations. When I am making very small, nuanced changes to an image, I don't find it helpful to have a distracting element in my field of vision, like a magenta pink line in the middle of my brush. 
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Hannah Nicollet, Quality Engineer

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Hi Salma,

Sorry for the frustration. Based on customer feedback like yours, the brush leash is no longer on by default in 19.0.1 (which was released on Nov 13).

As far as your concern with the marquee with the crop tool, in classic mode after dragging your selection you are able to drag and preview the marquee before committing the crop. Obviously in the regular mode you are able to see the marquee as soon as the tool is selected. I'm not clear on the functionality that you are missing - would you mind explaining?