Photoshop: Text box resizing

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I hope I'm not the only one dealing with this inconvenience.

Here goes: I'm a webdesigner and deal a lot with text boxes and resizing them to columns, or aligning them to guides. But I find it a seemingly unnecessary in redundant to perform several actions in order to resize a textbox without changing its fontsize. Because the (to me) most performed action when it comes down to textbox resizing is, wanting to adjust the shape of the textbox and not necessarily change the font size.

So to perform this action, while moving the textbox I'd first have to go to my texttool in order to correctly reshape it. And even though its just this one action, it feels somewhat unnatural, selecting the texttool, going back to the movetool to again. 

Can't the default of the movetool be resizing the textbox without changing fontsize, so all those actions just require one tool. As I want to actually type, then I'd select the typetool.

Maybe I just proposed something counterintuitive to many or it's been raised before, but I just wonder.

Cheers and have a good day,

Oscar Goossens
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Alex Furer

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If you hold down the control key (windows, you'd have to know what it is on apple) while in the text tool you can move the box. If you release control you can reshape the text box.
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Oscar Goossens

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Grazie! I feel like I kinda have to lookup some 'How to photoshop 1.01' tutorials. 
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Alex Furer

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No worries. Those are a little hidden gems. Not entirely obvious. Try alt or ctrl with any tool in Photoshop. it'll be like a new paradigm for you!
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Oscar Goossens

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Yep, done that, works like a charm. Also, it's usually the command key for Mac;)