Photoshop Path Handles Hard to Grab

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When working with paths, the bezier handles have too small of a hot area for selecting. The active area needs to be larger. It seems like it's only one pixel in size. Also make the handle a little larger but really if the hot area just covered the existing handle it wouldn't be a problem to grab. They seem easier to grab in Illustrator for some reason. 
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Mark Gilvey

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Posted 1 year ago

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It's gotten pretty bad and I'm not old nor do I have eyesight issues, they've just become a b*tch to hit now. I'm missing them probably 35% of the time now. I'd like to see this changed back to however it was a year or two ago (maybe three), not sure precisely when it changed but it definitely has.
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Luis Diaz

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I'm running with the same issue. First the paths aren't as visible as they used to be and worse you can't select them for me almost 75% of the time. I'm using a stylus on a wacom tablet. They are very hard to grab and when I'm making paths sometimes I lose the trail midway through. Paths are an important tool and now I find them so aggravating. Please improve this issue. It started with PSCC on a 2016 4K iMac. I had a ten year old iMac before and CS3 and it worked fine then. Seems like a resolution issue. Paths need to be a little more conspicuous and also have a kind of "Snap" feel. Where if you are close enough (an there aren't other paths around) it would assume you are attempting to grab it.