If you give any object a different rotation it also has a new local orientation. You can still rotate around local axes by using R and XX or YY/ZZ.
First press switches to global orientation. Second press switches to local orientation.
I usually work 90% with local orientations, so its not very comfortable for my workflow.
- Can I change the order to first press = local and second press = global?
- Is there a way to jump right into local mode (RX = local)?
- Is it even possible to access actions of double keys like RR in the user preferences and for example switch to Trackball Rotation without pressing twice and also with a different key?