Shape expanded automatically bug
This is a bug I am experiencing. As soon as make a change on a shape it gets expanded automatically and this is not reversible if a pathfinder mode has been used (minus front for example). I am getting a small grey notification saying "shape expanded". I have not found a way to turn this off but it makes Illustrator un-usable for my purposes. I am attaching a screenshot of the notification that appeared as soon as moved one of the rectangle anchor points. Please help me as this is a business show-stopper for me. :(
Also when using direct selection tool, i used to be able to select a corner of a rectangle and a corner radius option would show up... this is now not happening. :(
Deyan, this is an expected behavior. As soon as you change the geometry of the rectangle, it stops being one, thus you get a notification. You can keep it live when using Pathfinder if you create live compound shapes, with Alt held while pressing button — this creates a composite object with all members intact, instead of creating new geometry.
But what is the task you have at hand which requires it? I could have advice something more useful if I knew the goal.
As for the corner widget you can see when using Direct Selection — make sure you have them enabled in View menu, 'Show Corner Widget'.
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