This is another common requirement made cumbersome by Photoshop: You draw a rectangular selection and want to adjust its edges. You have to go to the Select menu and choose "Transform selection" every time; there isn't even a hotkey for it.
There's no reason for this. Once the selection is drawn (the mouse button is released), the user has to press a modifier key to add to or subtract from the selection; as long as no modifier key is pressed, the selection should transformable with no tool switch required. This wouldn't interfere with any other manipulation.
If the user clicks on a selection path with the arrow tool, the bounding box should appear and again be transformable, but in this case the modifier keys will invoke their usual constraints.
You have to go to the Select menu and choose "Transform selection" every time; there isn't even a hotkey for it.
so then make one, just go to Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts. I for one use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
Thanks. For some reason I didn't think it was mappable. I may have been thinking of the "Clear" command, which you can't map to the Delete key (the real Delete key, not the mislabeled Backspace key on the Mac). The Delete key inexplicably doesn't execute a Clear (or anything else) on the Mac, although it works fine in the Windows version.