@AhabGreybeard The recursive transform only worked with the masks it was confusing as people thought it meant it will apply and work on objects within group too. This was removed in this Merge request - Remove work recursively button (!854) · Merge requests · Graphics / Krita · GitLab
You can read more about the thought process and discussion there.
Now I see that the documentation is not up-to-date about this removal. I will try to send a merge request for it this weekend. If someone else wants to correct it in the documentation before that, please feel free to send a MR
@Halcyoen I like the tabs idea , it needs to be sketched out properly, by taking into consideration the common items like transform filter, pivot points etc
@scottyp @Halcyoen transform around pivot gets used all the time. People generally hold the Alt key to scale around the pivot point. For example I need to scale down a circle/ellipse inside itself to make a ring etc. It is the commonly used action.
While we can say that more people use the shortcut to do it, but UI options should not be removed without thought. And snapping the pivot points from the on canvas transform decorations sounds like a good idea, but it hinders in a scenario where I want to have the anchor point close enough to the snap point but not have it snapped. Now that we have tweening in the animation, pivot points play a very important role in cut-out type animation styles. This will make it annoying experience. So in order to move the pivot point to the on canvas operation without button in the toolbar like how inkscape and affinity designer do we need an option to turn snapping on and off.
And there might be also a scenario where the object is very big and manually moving the pivot point on canvas to the edge of the transform handle is tedious than moving it to the corners with a click of a button. So In my opinion we need the buttons and the checkbox to transform around pivot
I agree that the anchor points take too much space, may be we can make it compact. Here is how photoshop shows this
There is a small checkbox and small grid of nodes. This will be too small, but it can be a step in right direction to make it compact.