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I made previous work (as a beginner) in Illustrator CS6 and now when I select the rectangle tool it is by default oblique.

Also, I would like to reset the rectangle to its orginal alignement/direction (zero degree).

Thanks in advance for your help,

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did you play with guides preferences? –  Ilan Aug 16 '14 at 8:55
I remember that I used the guides in a tutorial but not sure regarding its preferences. –  Space Aug 16 '14 at 9:01
reset prefs -graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/11407/… –  Ilan Aug 16 '14 at 9:17
There is no preference file in my folder I my folder C:\Users\<MyComputerName>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS6 Settings\en_GB\x86.In fact it seems that I was in the 'Essentials' workspace and for an unknown reason the rectangle tool provides oblique shape there. Everything becomes normal when I change the workspace. –  Space Aug 16 '14 at 9:33
Is it normal that the rectangle tool shape be oblique in the 'Essentials' workspace? –  Space Aug 16 '14 at 9:35

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This has happened to me. I had switched perspective grid that I did not notice. It can also be turned on you. You shut down as follows: View - Perspective grid - Hide Grid

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Preferences > General and set the Constrain Angle to 0°

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View - Perspective grid - Hide Grid worked for me

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