Bring back the "+" and "-" slider controls that were removed in 2018.
In the latest version (2018), you removed the little "+" and "-" buttons from the slider controls, for things like UV Scale, UV Offset, etc. I used those all the time in previous versions to "nudge" textures into place with very fine control (2 decimal places). Please add them back. Ideally with a preferences setting to specify how many decimal places of accuracy.
It's now very cumbersome to have to constantly click the mouse in the numeric field and enter values manually over and over to get things just right, and just dragging the new slider doesn't offer enough control.
And also, please change the new numeric field highlighting color. When you do have to type in a value manually, it's hard to see what you have selected with a dark gray highlight on a slightly darker dark gray background.
shortcuts works since 2018.1.3
I would like to see that also, but in the meantime untill Allegorithmic will implemnt this, you can try my free tool: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/loJbO
Thomas Schmall commented
Rather even: Add an UI like in SideFX Houdini. There you get a neat menu popup when middle-mouse clicking - and it allows you to quickly chose which decimal place to scale how much.
I fully agree though that the current system is a really bad user experience. It's often hard to click the value right... and selecting parts of the numbers often doesn't work as expected.
I totally agree to all of your points.