Shift Constrain to Match Photoshop 2019
Now that Photoshop 2019 has eliminated the need for Shift to constrain scaling, why hasn't Illustrator 2019 done the same? It makes no sense to be inconsistent within the family of Adobe design applications, and it is very inconvenient as well. This should have been a global modification.
Ben S commented
The maddening thing is that ALL other tools in PS still use shift to constrain? And even when transforming smart objects, you still have to use shift!
If you're going to change this in Illustrator, for the love of God, please change it everywhere and co-ordinate the change with all the other apps in CC.
The inconsistencies are so jaw-dropping that frankly, the question has to be asked; what the **** is going on over there?
Brad Kozak commented
Photoshop changed to what SHOULD have been the way selections work all along. But while it's a great idea, having it one way in Photoshop and another in Illustrator is driving me mad! Do your dev teams never talk with each other? This SHOULD have been a product-wide change. And ideally, there should be a way to switch back in the system options dialog (not having to go into the software in a text editor and enter commands!).
I have a feeling there is a widespread attitude with the dev teams to the tune of "We know the product better than any user...no need to consult them...they couldn't possibly have a clue as to what's best for them." I say this because I've worked for two software companies - one of which was acquired by a company that was acquired by Adobe, and they designed a competitive product (Freehand). That was the way both guys that ran their respective departments thought, and the attitude trickled down to developers.
I agree! Although it is a cool thing in Photoshop - now it's more confusing, because I still have to hit shift to constrain in Illustrator and InDesign!
@Kris, your check box preference is perfect
Kris Hunt commented
1) It wasn't necessary to change Photoshop's scale behavior in the first place, BUT:
2) If they wanted to do it anyway, they should have done it across the CC board, BUT:
3) It should be implemented as a checkbox in the Preferences
Brady Miller commented
It should be consistent, agreed...but it should have never been done in the first place. It wasn't broke in any program (including Photoshop) and didn't need "fixing".