since Photoshop CS5 (Mac), there is always shown a grey bounding box around the content of the selected layer, when I move it. For CS5 there exists a plugin, that removes this terrible box, but it doesn't work anymore with CS6.
Can anyone help me to get rid of this awful "feature"?
Thanks a lot
that doesn't work. This box is no "extra" I could select from the menue. I know that there is an option to show the borders of the selected layer, but this is something else, that also occurs but on a Mac.
It concerns all layers, text, vecor, pixel...
And it's definitely not layer edges. When I move an object too fast, this box lags and makes working quite uncomfortable. Quite difficult to explain. Tomorrow I will make a short screencast to demonstrate it.
I just found a discussion that shows the same problem. The Plugin that's mentioned doesn't work with CS6.
Ohh. Now I know what you're referring to. The box that appears when you MOVE an object. Gotcha. Yeah, hopefully there will be an updated plugin to deal with that. There's nothing within Photoshop, that I know of, that will turn that off.
Ha. Here it is: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/plug-ins-photoshop-cs61.html
(Optional Extensions for Mac Only)
You were right before. You can use Command/Ctrl+Shift+H to turn the selection boundary off. Using just Command/Ctrl+H (no +Shift) hides all guides, but only 'superficially'. It doesn't actually turn anything off. You can also use the following menu selection to toggle the boundary on/off: View > Show > Target Path.
Such a small thing, but it was giving me a twitch.
Edit: For some reason, PS doesn't seem to remember that preference after you close it down and open it again. So you may have to toggle the view each time. I'll update again if I find a way to make it permenant.
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Here's a time-saving direct download link:
Place the "DisableDragBoundingBox.plugin" into your Plug-ins folder, relaunch and it's fixed. This was driving me nuts for weeks.
SInce I never want to see that bounding box under any circumstances, this plug-in does the trick. The caveat is: once installed, there is no way (that I can find) to toggle the bounding box back on. So if you do need it, you'll have to remove the plug-in. Thanks, Philip, for that Help page link.
Hi - I don't know if this is a more recent addition to CS6, but at least now there's another way to get rid of that bounding box. Select the move tool, and there should be a check box to "show transform controls", which ought to do the trick. The bounding box was driving me nuts as well, but it's actually quite handy some times, so... it's good to be able to turn it on and off without having to resort to plugins
I don't know if this is a more recent addition to CS6, but at least now there's another way to get rid of that bounding box. Select the move tool, and there should be a check box to "show transform controls", which ought to do the trick.
The original post was about a different kind of "bounding box" that was showing up as a lazy non-tracking grey annoyance as you dragged layers around in the first iteration of PSCS6. Adobe provided a plugin to deal with it (mentioned above) and that worked. The latest version (13.0.4) doesn't seem to have this bug anymore and the plugin appears to be no longer neccessary.
The Transform Control "bounding box/handles" element has been around for quite some time. Two different things. However, your post prompted me to check the plugin fix. I removed it and discovering it was no longer needed. Leaving in place does no harm either.
Thanks for saying something about this annoying feature (or bug). I thought I was going crazy. I am using CS5 and this link was not compatible. Have been trying to the link for CS5 plug-in to no avail. Any suggestions?