Object Transform Reflect default bug
Small one, but the reflect tool doesn't seem to be saving last input, i.e. usually it will remember whether you last used reflect Horizontal, Vertical or Angle, but now it defaults seemingly at random. With perhaps a bit of a bias to Angle. Which I don't think I've actually ever used.
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Yep, still getting this bug, and this is the only thread online I can find of people also having it. Crazy
ugh its Jan 2021 and yeah I have this problem too keeps wanting to do an angled reflect at like 306 degrees, wtf? just trying to do a deer head wall art.
Brian Stokes commented
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!
Yet another tool that has worked for years and years and is now broken. Stop impeding my workflow, Adobe. Why is Illustrator such a pain ********** to use now????
Mike C., I wish that were true, but in my case it most definitely is not. I use only numeric transformations when reflecting - never the mouse - and the values I get are all over the place. I can reflect an object, take no other actions, and reflect again, and the reflect value it shows is anyone's guess.
Interesting... thanks for sharing! Hopefully it gets fixed with this new update? *hopeful*
Mike C. commented
The bug affects all of the transformation tools (move/rotate/reflect/scale).
If you transform an object by dragging with the mouse, then your next transform will not remember its previous setting, but instead defaults to a new value based on the transformation.
The transformation will correctly remember the last setting only if the last transformation was applied numerically, or if you do not apply any transformations.
this is so annoying
Having the same issue!
Same. Hopefully it'll get a fix this year! :)
Having the same issue. Wildly infuriating.
[Deleted User] commented
I thought i was the only one having this annoying issue, such a time waster bug.
Clint Erickson commented
Same problem here! Adobe please fix.
Hector Alvarez commented
My "hotkey" for this has always been hitting O - Enter - Enter super fast since 90% of the time I'm only flipping horizontally, but now with this randomized angle it's always a surprise, and not a good one :(
Same! This just started about a day or two ago and it's driving me bonkers
Could we please just make reflecting easier? It’s a wildly common tool.
Perhaps a toggle that Mirrors/aids during workflow?
Same problem for me! Please fix.
having the same issue any fix??
I get the same it's so infuriating they need to sort it!
This is certainly a weird one. I too never use the reflect tool with an input angle, and yet 70%+ of the time when I select Transform > Reflect it defaults to angle, and oftentimes with an incredibly random value already input. For example, having just done this a moment ago it defaulted to an angle of -235° for no apparent reason.
Naturally, this glaring bug has existed for months with no fix from Adobe.
[Deleted User] commented
Same issue here, this has slowed down my flow quite a bit having to choose 'vertical' manually every time since that's the only otion I ever use