why did you just add 3 steps to a simple process
changing line weight in illustrator was simple: you have a 1 point line, you click the down of the up and down arrows on the left. It changes to .75, then .5 etc. Easy.
Now you click the down arrow on the left and it goes blank! So I click the only arrow on the right for the list of sizes (which is a down arrow for no apparent reason) and the list starts at 1 point so I have to scroll up to see the smaller sizes. then click the one I want. why? Why would the programmers of .ai change that simple 1 step process to a 4 step process? This may seem a minor thing but there are dozens of these minor things happening all the time! Every day it's something new that makes my work slower. A new box around groups that makes it harder to move that group. The tools suddenly are in different places. A placed photo can't be moved after you place it now the anchors don't deselect. My cursor flutters wildly between tools. these are just in the past few days and there is more. If I didn't know better I'd think adobe was just trying to drive me nuts! Who is responsible for these ridiculous changes in the interface? How can anyone get any work done when the program is in a constant state of chaos and random changing with no warning and no explanation. Can you explain this?
I can’t explain stroke weight changes with up/down control buttons, and it works fine for me. Do you still experience this? If yes (which is horrible) — can you share the file, in case it’s project-specific?
New bounding box —tell me, I just turn it of for 20 years. But maybe Show Anchor Points in Selection Tool and Shape Tools option in Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display section can help you? I don’t know what 'new' box do you mean though.
Placed image not having 'anchors' to grab... yep, I remember having troubles with this before... but I don’t study it further I am afraid. Do you have an example?
Fluttering cursor between tools — have no idea what do you mean. Please elaborate.
Well, there is not much I can help you with it seems :( But I really wish to.
The up and down arrows still work for me. I'm on a MAC Mini if that helps....