Would like to revert to 2018 cropping behavior

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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

The bright minds at Adobe have reversed the functioning of the shift key as a modifier for the crop tool, so that instead of making it a fixed ratio, it makes it free-form. I crop far more often using free-form rather than fixed ratio, so for me this increases time needed for making what used to be simple adjustments. I have used Photoshop since the mid-1990s and I see no reason for this change. Please allow me to revert to the 2018 cropping, much as you allow Classic Mode other functions.

All other Adobe products use shift to set not free the proportions. This is a break with standards that have been in place for decades, and I don't see a good reason for it.
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Gareth Lind

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Warren Heaton

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I totally agree.  

This one has come up on feedback.photoshop.com.   Try to find them and click the "Vote/Me too" button for each one.
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Dennis Nisbet

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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/

This was posted by an MVP, but I can’t find the original post.

It works!

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Warren Heaton

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Great tip!  Thank you.

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