Photoshop: Problem with changing Smart Object's canvas size

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I often manage layers by grouping them into Smart Objects. If I open a Smart Object and change the size of its canvas, it distorts (at least shifts) the Smart Object back in the main file.
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Yes, because you changed the size of the child document - and the size in the parent has to update to keep it from getting distorted.

Photoshop honors physical size first for smart objects. So if you change the resolution of a child document, that should not affect it's size in the parent document. But if you change the physical size or aspect ratio - then the transform in the parent must update.