Photoshop: Ability to see/transform the absolute percentage % size of smart objects

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Is there a way to size absolutely with Smart objects in Photoshop anymore? When you used Cmd+T, it gives you the % of size you were at.(ex 1" resized to say .75" shows 75%) What does not occur anymore is by pressing one of the transform controls, it would give you the current percentage at 100%. This is helpful to me, when dealing with approvals of someone saying, decrease by 5%. Yes, I could add 5% to the relative %, but this is problematic, if my image is at 9.37% of it's original size, there is math involved.

The work around I use is to add a mask or group the object, but maybe this is more of a transform feature request or a bug.
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Actually, the old behavior you're referring to was a bug.
The current CS6 behavior is as intended -- show you the actual sizing of the smart object.
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That's what I assumed, but a very convenient bug. Is there a feature request in the works for relative resizing of layers? There isn't a scale dialog like there is in illustrator.
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There is no active feature request for this that I know of.
The closest request would be for math in the edit boxes (allowing you to enter 0.95 * 75%).