The bounding box for lines and narrow objects doesn’t have center handles
Missing the center handles for all lines, unable to extend lines properly (without scaling them) unless I switch to direct selection tool, which is a pain.
So it’s obviously not fixed, and we all know it.
While the cursor gets changes into the horizontal/vertical two-headed arrow, the center handles for the bounding box indeed don’t appear, if the width/height of the art (here just an orthogonal line) is small enough.
Please continue to share you thought, screenshots, GIFs. It’s time to re-review this again.
@brian stokes is exactly what i thought
Im calling bullsh*t on the whole User Voice platform. Adobe created a system to placate their customers by letting them feel like they have some kind of say/feedback. Then, they do nothing about the problems. Illustrator has become a cluster*ck. The precision and selection tools that used to work so well are now problematic garbage that actually hinder productivity. I'll often try to perform a simple action a dozen times before I get the outcome I need...I'm talking simple things like trying to rotate a shape, round a corner or place objects precisely. This is just the tip of the iceberg, too. I could go on for hours.
Adobe doesn't give a f*ck about you or me. That just want our money. There's no real competition and they literally don't have to do anything. They have become beholden to their shareholders and forsaken their customers. I used to love my Adobe programs. Now, I HATE them. Using Adobe products is a frustrating and aggravating user experience.
I anxiously await your downfall. Thanks for nothing, Adobe...
It's past 8 months! What the ****!!! This buggy version still no fixes and is not the only bug I've found.
Thats definitely not the case in Ai CC2019.
And note: when the line is slightly not a straight line and/or perfect horizontal / vertical the middle handle will appear.
The third handle is there but only at high zoom levels. For me is shows up at 2400% which does not help any since resizing is impossible when zoomed in so closely.
See attached screen captures, 1600% just corner handles, 2400% all 3 handles.
Ruben Calderon commented
So I upgraded from CS6 in order to get my font library to work, and now I have to deal with annoying issues like this? What exactly is the upgrade here?
Ai 23.0.4 and still no fix
Really a gigantic problem, lose lots of time and money!
Same problem... What tha heck Adobe!
Raghuveer Singh how many more months for review to complete? fix fast
Still under review. Ha!
How do we get legitimate issues addressed, Adobe?
Ever thought about employing consultants who actually use your programs?
The b*llshit way you are running things isn't working.
I would welcome someone at Adobe to contact me.
Edward King commented
As described in this forum discussion thread by other illustrators, the lack of a centre handle for resizing lines makes the action of resizing lines time consuming, awkward and tedious. The design of the Pen tool function is no longer user-friendly. What makes the situation worse is that the Pen tool is one of the basic functions that all illustrators have to regularly use. I therefore expect Adobe General Management and their Illustrator Team to take note of what a serious issue this is and expedite the correction of this software design error.
Be aware that this is particularly an issue with single-direction, horizontal or vertical lines created using the Pen tool. This tool worked perfectly well (i.e. with a clear bounding box with centre handles) in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Although this is less of an issue, I would also reccomend that you reintroduce the bounding box for lines created using the Line Segment tool.
This is stressing me.
I wasted my precious time because of work that does not get used...
PLEASE FIX IT!
I can't believe after paying what adds up to almost $900/year in my local currency, I can't even do something like extend the length of a line in my artwork. For the past 1 year. It beggars belief that something like this can't be "fixed" (especially since it's not a NEW feature, just a basic old one that was incomprehensibly removed). Come on, FIX THIS PLEASE.
Update, but no fixes that I can tell....
I wonder what perfectly good features you've f'd up now??
OMG, still no fix in 23.0.3
It's getting worse, not better.
When you're a monopoly, I guess you don't have to give a **** about your customers. Just force them to take whatever garbage you throw at them.
C'mon Adobe - you can do better than this - please fix this ASAP. Can you give us an update on when it will be done?
Unbelievable - new Update and still no fix. What a software company...
[Deleted User] commented
Yes please fix the missing part of the bounding box! It played a big role in helping me to make efficient technical drawings/diagrams.