In X5 and X7 I was able to..
The result was object 2 moving to the exact X and Y position as object 1.
Using the same process but at step 2 single clicking in either the width or height the result was object 2 was resized.
In 2019 this is not happening, which is extremely frustrating as I used this feature all day every day. I do not recall turning the feature on in X5 or X7 it just worked. Is there a feature I need to turn on or has this been completely removed?
Attributes Eyedropper will be a solution for you. From it's options tick size and position only, use eyederopper on the object you want to copy properties from and then click on an object you want to apply those properties to. I use it a lot in cases like that. Very handy