Objects rotating when trying to transform or move
When manipulating shapes, the cursor will try and rotate the object. I will try and grab a handle to transform the shape and the object rotates. I have to zoom into the object in order to stop it from rotating despite the cursor showing the correct tool. For example if I want to make a simple box longer, I'll put my cursor over the middle handle on the left side of the box. My cursor will change from an arrow to the one with arrows facing away from each other. The moment I press my mouse the object will immediately rotate.
Operating System: Windows 10 Home version 1903
Processor Intel i7-8700k
Ram 16 GB
GPU Nivdia 1080Ti
Illustrator version: 24.0.2
Is it at all possible that the reason for the delay on some of these issues is that an entirely new interface is b being developed that is more like the web or iPad version? That would explain the lack of response on some of these issues.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Matthew Mackenzie Beach commented
We definitely need to get this updated, no one should be trying to rotate an object from the center anchor points on bounding box anyways. Use the corners like we have the last few decades. Kills work flow.
Please please fix this! It constantly slows me down.
I can't use the workarounds some mention as they just leave the anchor points and I mainly expand the sides of an object which I only get with the selection tool.
eric cobain commented
Well... here we are over 2 f*cking years later and Adobe is still 100% silent.
Keep messing with professionals' workflows and see how fast we start looking for other options.
20 years of Adobe and I can honestly say they don't give 2 craps about their customers. Stealing hours a day in workflow destruction might as well be you stealing money out of our pockets.
Do your f*cking job like we're all trying to do.
eric cobain commented
I'm so sick of this sh*t. Hey Adobe! Your software is a joke. Not a day goes by that I don't have to fight with your garbage UI to achieve things that were much easier years ago.
Mr. Ponce commented
High rez monitors (4k and up) are here to stay. They are the new norm for high end users of Illustrator. Adobe has to get on the bandwagon and fix all the issues associated with high rez monitors. This is not the only issue related to that thus far .. and they continue to pile up.
Instead of fixing these issue they continue to add unpolished buggy features.
Illustrator is now turning into bloatware ... It may be time to start looking for an alternative.
Unfortunately, I also continue to experience this bounding box rotating bug @Jason Burnett. It's definitely got something to do with the Windows Scale and Layout set to 200% on a 4k screen (with 1080p monitors attached). If I try to manually resize a small object, illustrator rotates it instead. Super annoying.
Why isn't this fixed?
This post is 2 years old and it still doesn't work. There are 34 upvotes, what does it take to get this resolved? Could we at least get some acknowledgment that this is a priority?
I am losing all faith in Illustrator. You are so busy adding new "features" or previewing new technologies that you leave us with a faulty application. There is no excuse for this. It should have been fixed two years ago. It's a legitimate bug.
Please do something about it.
Anyone reading this, join me in starting a campaign to get people to come to this site and upvote this. Lots of people have this problem and it's a legitimate bug. If we push the votes to the top, maybe they will actually address this issue. It's been two years and this is ridiculous. Contact everyone you know. I'll post on Discord and Reddit and hopefully we can get some traction. Thanks.
Carol, I tried to reproduce it, and the very first time I tried to resize a piece of text with constrain proportions on, it indeed has become smaller than I typed in. Then I tried again and it worked fine. I assume the larger is the difference between the initial size and the target one, the bigger is the calculation error.
What happens if you try to resize the text one more time? Does it become the right size?
Also, your case is a different case compared to this bug report. You should have made a new one, instead of commenting here. Can you do that?
Carol F Metzger commented
transform palette whacked insane broken weird strange odd
Adobe CC AI 26.3.1 on Mac 10.14 Monterey
I type in numbers. It changes them.
I set a number. My object does not go there.
I rely on this numerical placement all the time, and it is broken!
I typed 16 inches in both instances, once with proportion on and once with. it off.
Shees, every time I said cursor, I meant pointer. That's rough.
Regardless, reading through the comments made be realize something. It has to do with Windows Magnification. I am using a 4k Ultra Wide monitor at 200% magnification. This is making the area that activates the rotate feature bigger than it should be. Somehow, they didn't compensate for the magnification in Windows.
When I drag Illustrator to a different monitor, the problem goes away.
@kayla, you're right :) thanks!
Tony, I think you misunderstood me and may want to re-read what I wrote.
My point was that there are "work arounds" (as I also had an alternative) but ruins the shape and should only be used if desperate. This issue just needs to be fixed and I personally can't use the work arounds since it also affects my workflow.
@adobe, one thing I noticed is that the issue might simply be that the cursor is showing the wrong UI element (showing the resize cursor when it is actually in rotate mode). The point at which the cursor switches between rotate and scale in the UI is not reflecting the actual function of the tool.
I do hope you address this BUG soon. I mean, I love new features, but I prefer tools that work as intended.
Hi Vern, thanks for your tip :)
unfortunately, this does not actually address the issue. In my case, I WANT to use the bounding box and resize something, but when I click, the object rotates (when there was absolutely no indication that this would happen). See the video I posted 10 or 15 comments ago.
@kayla, unfortunately expanding the object would severely limit my workflow. I mean, what's the point of having adjustable rounded corners if you have to expand them? In any case, the weird rotation thing happens to simple boxes without rounded corners.
Vern, you can also do Object > Shape >Expand Shape or Object > Expand. But the problem with both "work arounds" if working with a shape, it affects the way you are able to transform it (like rounding the corners of a square). They just need to fix this :(
Found a workaround! Go to View and select "Hide Bounding Box" and enjoy the freedom to actually work with them tiny lines.
Same issue -- a big hit to productivity!! Can we at least get a key binding that forces manipulating into a "translate only" mode when we hold down a key? Please help =(
Tony, I am only using my laptop (no additional monitors) I am using a Surface Book.... but, my laptop screen is set at 225%.
Not sure what my laptop resolution is.
@Tony, Just a single 4k monitor here.