My selection tool settings got messed up and now I can't scale objects arbitrarily - but only by the transform tool/ resetting the W/H at the top toolbar. I've searched everywhere and can't find where I can readjust those settings. Someone help!
Whenever this happens (it happens ocassionally and it's so annoying) I just wipe my preferences.
Here's how to for mac and windows:
Maybe you hit the Show/Hide Bounding Box toggle (Cmd-Shift-B or Ctrl-Shift-B) or View>Show/Hide Bounding Box.
I had the same problem yesterday; what Larry said solved it. Good luck!