Photoshop: Set default height/width units in Menu Bar to pixels during Free Tranform

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I know this has been discussed before but I would like to see some way to set the default Width and Height units that appear in the Menu Bar, when using Free Transform, to show pixels instead of percentages. I know there are ways around this but, for my workflow, they are poor hacks, not a solution. I am only interested in setting the default unit of measurement once, then not having to do it again every time I start up Photoshop.

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Matt Harter

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This still isn't fixed. It seems like the transform controls should obey ruler settings instead of defaulting to pixels. Even if this is changed to another type of unit, the next object to be transformed will be set to pixels. I suspect that Adobe has associated the unit setting with each object, instead of having a global setting. Since a user can change the ruler units at any time, they might have felt that the safe bet was to default to pixels for every new object created. Not to be bitter, but all the cool people are developing mobile apps anyway, so print isn't as important as it used to be.