The latest release of the WordPress Gutenberg editor has dumbed down the editor to the point that it won’t work properly in the desktop interface. Basically, I can’t manipulate the images embedded in the text of my articles because the handles that show up at the manipulable edges of images disappear after the image is initially placed.
Color me unimpressed with the latest release. I look forward to the next release, when they fix that bug and I can edit properly again.
Gutenberg version 7.8.1 seems to have fixed the image manipulation problem.