new rules make feel like an idiot

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I feel like an idiot! Why doesn't Adobe inform? Why do they make such unnecessary changes?
After I tried and sweared for half an hour, I found:
New in Photoshop CC version October 2018 (Version 20.0)
When converting most layer types, such as pixel layers, text layers, bitmaps, placed smart objects, simply drag a corner handle to scale these layer types proportionally. If you hold down the Shift key while dragging a corner handle during conversion, these layer types will be scaled non-proportionally.


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Thomas Rubin

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Posted 6 months ago

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Thomas Rubin

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Thanks, but:
The problem is not the change even though I don't know what it should be good for. The problem is the automatic update without any information!
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The link points to the information and the update is not automatic. You have to click Update in the CC app.
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Thomas Rubin

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Thanks, all right
Your answer just shows, how unnecessary and time consuming such changes are!
Thousands of years old mistakes are not corrected tough, such as that PS does not open in the foreground when triggered from LR. Or as the very, very complicated way you have to adopt diameter, hardness and size of brushes.
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Actually, those changes were made because users had requested it for a long time. The problem is that there will always be people who like it, and people who don't. Adobe will never be able to please everybody.
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I have messed up a few projects already. I see disproportionate objects that I know ended up in my deliverables because of inadvertent scaling the old way. I can’t wait for a toggle to this change so I can return to 20 years of muscle memory.
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To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
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:
3. TransformProportionalScale 0
4. 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
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Thomas Rubin

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Sorry, I'm a stupid user!

The problem is not the change of techniques per se but the confusing or missing information

I understood that this changes were made when updating last time. But I had an old version. I did update now two times and I really can't remember to have gotten an information to update nor about changes ever before. Now I opted to automatic update and I hope to get an immediate and - PLEASE short - information after changes.

Finally I'd like to say that I really appreciate PS an LR as you may see on True Photo



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