This is horrible - every time I try to resize something I end up adjusting the paddings - and then need to manually click through to find it and find the correct darn input field in the right-hand panel to put it back to 0 or whatever it was.
I really don’t understand the usefulness of this feature - it’s an autolayout nightmare!
And yeah - I didn’t notice this being a big issue until like a month ago or something - was there a fix that made it worse?
I actually like being able to change padding from the work area, but it does get in the way some of the time.
Instead of disabling it, no matter through preferences or a toggle, I would rather see an adjustment that makes accidental padding changes go away.
Maybe increase the fuzzyness of the bounding box larger outward so it’s easier to grab coming from outside?
Same here. I don’t every use the canvas control to drag padding, so for me it’s not a convenience to have it. It would be great if there would be a setting to disable it using command + / (just like you can enable and disable the drawing of layout grids).
I agree, just searched to see if this was already mentioned before making my own post.
I always forget it’s even an option to directly modify the padding here so personally I rarely use it intentionally, but I am constantly attempting to resize something and accidentally changing the padding.
The way it works at the moment if your padding is 16 pixels there’s a huge 16 pixel region where dragging will resize the padding, and a smaller region that will resize the whole element, so it naturally favours padding over resizing (Fitts’ Law yada yada)
There’s a few potential options to me:
Tweak the logic so it doesn’t overly favour the wrong action
Allow users to disable padding drag handles like the title here suggests
Only show the handles whilst you have a shortcut key held down