Any Adobe Illustrator experts out there?
Recently in Adobe Illustrator CC (my current version is 2015 2.1), there is an inability to scale shapes properly / as expected. In both of the above examples, all I want to do is drag one side of a shape's bounding box so that either the width (circle example) or length (line example) change while all other aspects of the shape's dimensions remain the same.
In the circle example, dragging horizontally forces a global scale on the entire shape — this was never previously the case and I can't find any key which isolates the ability to simply drag in one dimension.
In the line example, it appears as though you are no longer able to use the selection tool to drag a stroke in a singular direction — holding down shift doesn't even snap it into place. The only way I've found to do it is to use the direct selection tool and hold down shift, which of course requires that you first click the individual anchor.
The only "hack" I've discovered:
For circles, you can do Object > Flatten Transparency to enable the traditional bounding box and behaviors.
For lines, you can do Object > Exand to enable the traditional bounding box and behaviors.
What I don't like about using these hacks is it adds several additional steps in order to simply achieve the behaviors that should be present by default. I'm also really bothered by Adobe's recent tendency to drastically change tools or behaviors from previously standardized versions with no warning or explanation. As a designer, it aggravates me to spend hours every week googling how to use tools which have been somewhat dependable for years.