Scaling text uses the bottom left corner as an anchor instead reference point of the selected

When I try to scale my centered to the middle text, it scales from it’s bottom left corner, when I want to scale from the middle of the text. A work around would be to put the text on a separate layer and scale that whole layer but I think that fix would make things more intuitive and easier to work with.

Could you provide a screenshot of Shotcut showing the filter settings?

There are many things that are not known from your post:
Are you scaling

  • An image with text in it
  • Filter Text: Simple
  • Filter Text: Rich
  • Using the Filter Size, Position & Rotate to scale image or one of the text filters
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It was a Text Simple

The default is Center/Bottom, which you can easily change the anchor point.

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