Cannot change the blending mode when the gradient tool is selected (windows 10, ai 23.0.1)
Is this a bug or a feature? If this is a feature then it is very uncomfortable.
In version 22 it was possible to change the blending mode with the gradient tool selected.
That's because the gradient stop, you selected before, is the object that is actually edited. Not the whole gradient! This is very unpleasent to me to, since you cannot "deselect" a gradient stop.
Switching from gradient to a solid color is also not possible when a gradient stop is selected and the gradient tool is in use. It just alters the stop, not the whole gradient.
Also the apperance panel shows only this stop instead of the whole appearance. I alway have to select another tool to see the whole appearance again and make changes to a Layer ...
This renders my whole workflow of stacked appearance layers of gradients nearly useless, since it's too time consuming now.