Please put back the shift key for resizing while maintaining proportions

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I didn't realize people have gotten that lazy in the last 20 years. I've been using photoshop since 1998, and holding down shift to resize while maintaining proportions was NEVER an issue. This absolutely SUCKS right now. It is slowing down my work flow, and it is beyond annoying. I don't know who has issues holding down a key, but PLEASE put it back. 
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Alexandra Giamanco

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Posting a new thread for a request that many people already made is counterproductive. Search for the existing thread(s) and add your vote.
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Alexandra Giamanco

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I didn't see the other threads. You can combine if you want. 
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Alexandra Giamanco

You can add your feedback her re Transform tool here: Just Click 'Me too' to add your vote.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/constrained-resize-ps-cc-20?topic-reply-list%...
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I AGREE WITH YOU. IT IS ABSOLUTLY SUCKS. PLEASE PUT IT BACK
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You can do that yourself. Read the thread...
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Ronald Keller

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Sorry but I disagree completely. 
I find it very convenient to not need to hold the Shift key while transforming. After all I almost *always* need to transform objects and layers in proportion.

After more than 20 years of using Photoshop of course I too was in the habit of using the shift key but I find it hard to believe that one can not adapt to the new situation in a matter of minutes.

Photoshop is a very complex program and has so many very advanced techniques, it seems to me that remembering to hold or not to hold a key  seems very trivial.



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I guess it depends on what kind of workflow and volume of work, plus the “time” to get it done people have. I am busy, I’m not retired, I don’t have time to sit there and screw around. This was a completely unnecessary change. And yes, 20 years of using shift is not two hours and it won’t take anyone who spent 20 years using it two minutes to adapt. I need to focus on my work and not waste my time remembering that someone in the Photoshop team gave in to newbies who can’t push a key.
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And so they should give in to people who can't remember not to push a key...
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Alexandra Giamanco

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It wasn’t people who use it for 20 years who couldn’t push a key!
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Don't worry about it. Twenty years from now you won't even remember that you had to push a key to keep something undistorted.  :)

And if you really can't remember this at your old age, do the following:
  1. Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
  2. Type this text in the text file: TransformProportionalScale 0
  3. 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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Alexandra Giamanco

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1. I don't use Windows, and the notepads on my Mac, "Text Edit", are reserved for more important things that Photoshop mishaps.
2. This was an unnecessary change. For example you know what we REALLY needed, maybe 20 years ago? Previews for the Radial Blur filter. We still don't have that 20 years later.

3. I don't expect to be able to use Photoshop in the next five years considering the cost, not the shift key.
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OK, if you don’t want to take control and solve your own problem, but only want to continue complaining, then I’m out of this thread.
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Alexandra Giamanco

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I’m not the only one with this problem.
If this doesn’t bother you, you shouldn’t have replied in the first place.

The point is that things we actually needed got overlooked again in lieu of making our workflows more annoying.

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