Path points are now harder to select because you have to be very precisely on the path point - it's frustrating!

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Ever since I upgraded to PS 2017 it seems that the path points have less tolerance for selecting them. I find myself clicking on a path point only to find that PS is not selecting it because you have to be EXACTLY on the point now. It was not like this before. I am really getting frustrated because it's a large part of my work and I keep having to get really close to the monitor to see the point and click EXACTLY on it in order to move it.
Please PS team, revert it to the previous tolerance level!
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Erik Pawassar

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I agree, it's maddening. Path editing in PS has become an irritating exercise in patience in recent years. Noticing the following regularly now with Direct Select Tool:

50% of the time = Clicking a path node and trying to move it instead selects/pulls the handles. Now have to zoom way in, deselect everything, reselect the node, zoom way out, then get on with things, otherwise it'll just keep pulling the handles.

25% of the time = Total miss, doesn't grab or select anything at all.

10% of the time = Clicking a handle and trying to move it instead selects/pulls the path itself, i.e. "path dragging"

15% of the time = Does what's expected.
ALSO, to anyone from Adobe, where the PS 'double-click' threshold setting located?. What file, package, container, etc.? It does NOT follow the OS settings and I am sick to death of it CONSTANTLY ISOLATING LAYERS when trying to edit paths. Better still, tell me how I can delete the 'Double-click to Isolate' feature completely from my application. Arggrhr.