You make the change with no document open and then that's the default going forward.
Aaaaahhhhh yes.... forgot about that one. Seems odd doing something with nothing open. will do it now, thanks for quick response!
OMG. THANK YOU. I HATE auto-fit.
This is saving me so much angst.
I agree. I didn't use InDesign for some time and when I returned to it, it took me hours to realize why resizing shrunk the content. Its an incredibly annoying feature, especially because it is on by default.
It seems that with every software update, as more and more features get added and the GUI real estate gets more cluttered, the core tools and most basic steps become increasingly counter-intuitive. Drawing a simple line in Illustrator can also became a very taunting task. If your not using the software on a daily basis, its probably quicker to take a pencil & ruler, draw a line on a piece of paper and then scan it in...
I would love to see a video of someone new to Illustrator given the task of drawing a line, coloring it and then adding an arrow at the end. If someone can do it under a day, he deserves a medal!
I hope you can enjoy the humor in this (and don't take me all to seriously)...
Muahahahaah! Figured it out!
With no document open, go:
Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options > Uncheck "Auto-Fit", and then Content Fitting > Choose your default (I chose none).
This was more difficult than it should have been to figure all this out.