Resize text not working (Mac/Mojave)

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior

In prior releases, you could resize text with the SHIFT key pressed to keep the aspect ratio correct.   As of Photoshop CC 2019, this feature is broken and no longer working.   I depend on this feature for aspect correctedness. 

Can someone explain why this feature was removed or if this was an oversight?
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Enrico Ciarma

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Cristen Gillespie

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It's part of the change to Transform. Now to keep the correct aspect ratio, don't hold the Shift. Shift is used to freely distort.
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How do I turn off the new proportional scaling by default behavior while transforming layers?

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:

1. Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
2. Type the text below 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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Thank you all very much. I will look into these suggestions.

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