Transform tool in photoshop 2019 is not workable

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The new transform tool in photoshop 2019 is not workable. Simply because to transform an object, the cursor needs to be close to one of the transformation anchor points. In the older version I was able to transform an object no matter where my curser was. Now I have to be really close to a point. Being far away from an actor point apply the transformation. This needs to change urgently !
If there is already a solution, then tell me how.
Also I agree with new developments and new tools that get introduced over the years to make photoshop better.
However to change tools that have to run on autopilot is simply an unneccesary nightmare for daily professional photoshop users.
It's like buying a new car where the break and the gas gets swapped. 
Not cool. Please fix !
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Andi@redfishblack.com

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Rosa

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Hi - you can join in the conversation here and click "me too" to add your vote. PS 2019 is a nightmare to use especially the transform tool. There are many complaints.

 https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/constrained-resize-ps-cc-20?utm_source=notifi...
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> Now I have to be really close to a point. >

You should be able to click close, don't let up, just drag the cursor further away for the kind of precision you're looking for. But I agree. I don't like auto-commit. I didn't like it with text, and I still don't like it with Free Transform. I want it removed, or at least make it only work if you click in a panel, not the document window—that would be a fair compromise in my mind, for whomever this change in behavior was intended for, and those of us who took advantage for ages of not being able to click to commit.
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Cristen, that is not the problem ! The problem is that the transform cursor is not available when further away from an actor pint or in general from the object to be transformed....
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Perhaps I'm misunderstanding. That the cursor is not available is due to the click to commit function. If I click close to the corner point and start a rotation, then drag my cursor further away, even off onto the canvas, I can still rotate as if  I'd started further out. The hit zone is small for this, which is a major issue,  but  I can drag to slow it down. Then I can lift my cursor and click when the rotate icon disappears, or hit the return key, whatever.

I absolutely agree it's a mess. This is just the way to work with it until/unless they make it easier for us to use again. We have to watch closely to see what we're doing, instead of being able to operate freely and productively. They did that to Text too, though apparently most people didn't notice it. That seems to have been their trial balloon for this click to commit function. I sure noticed, and still do.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding that you're just complaining about the size of the hit zone? And otherwise you find if you adapt your behavior to the app, it is still usable? I'd prefer not to have to do so much adapting, but. . .I suggest you follow Rosa's link and vote or me too whatever comes up. Everyone has been talking about this so there are probably a lot of threads asking for this to be better than it currently is. I'd like click to commit on the document window removed entirely.
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Cristen, You are right, this whole swap is complete unnecessary and counterproductive. You simply don't swap the gas pedal with the brakes. This is the first time I installed a new version and went back to the 2018 Version. What I don't understand is that photoshop never asks or highly prioritize it's core users, the ones like you and me, the ones  who work with photoshop almost  every day of the week and solely make a living out of it since the last 10 years at least. Instead of having new gimmick improvements like content aware fill, they forget to improve or even add mayor features ( like puppet warp on an unliked mask still is based on the mask).
Hopefully they bring the feature back as it was.
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Yep, welcome to CC2019! If you're a regular user, we've now made it harder than ever to get your work done!

The click to commit behavior is such a pain to deal with and makes transformations a risky process. You can however use the cmd key to temporarily disable the commit while transforming.

Essentially, the devs are saying "we care more about the users who rarely use Ps and can't figure out one of the 3 existing ways to commit a transform, than we do about the daily users and professionals."

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