Less Selection Handles
A new handle and selection system was introduced, which included rounded corners, scale, and rotation options. Some of this was a good feature, until it wasn't. I desire a preference for turning off most handle options because with them on, I'm unable to select-option drag copy, or move elements unless I zoom in 1000 percent. The rotate and modifier keeps getting in my way and it's driving me nuts. Selecting and moving objects shouldn't be this frustrating.
Edu Couchez commented
Yeah... although it's not really a problem of having too many handles. The real problem is behind the archaic user interface. Every new option added in Illustrator must pass through the user interface pipeline, so now is almost impossible to manage the number of handles or nodes without missing the shot, and moving the entire shape, rounding corners or selecting background elements. Simply as example… the infamous “free transform” tool… even with update, is hidden and difficult to understand.
At last, in complex illustrations, I waste more time moving to View menu and Configuration to constantly change visualizations and color guides. Even worst, for those that use foreign keyboards, shortcuts don’t work... needing to tediously change manually each one of them, getting sometimes conflicts with other short keys… frustrating.
The only solution should be to build up the entire desktop app right from zero, as Adobe has done with Illustrator for iPad. Free of recursive and hidden options in remote menus. And doubt it will happen.
Actually, you can turn these off.
View > Hide Corner Widget
View > Hide Bounding Box
What else would you like to disable? Please comment.
I know this doesn't have many votes here, but I've seen this same problem posted on various forums going back to 2016. PLEASE FIX, this is killing my productivity!