Keyboard commands for zoom and hand tool don't work.
Illustrator CC 2018 running on High Sierra. The keyboard command for the zoom and hand tools doesn't always work. Quitting and restarting the application does't resolve the issue. I have to restart my machine to restore functionality. It's seems to be be an entirely random issue.
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since the latest update i cannot zoom out!
Im on a windows pc and by holding alt would normally zoom out, however its now giving me the hand logo to move the document! if i wanted that i would click on the hand menu and move the document!
how can we get zoom out working again?
No way Adobe is "unable to reproduce" this issue. Such BS!!! Losing the keyboard shortcuts for zoom and pan happens far to often and randomly for the huge expense paid for these apps. The Illustrator dev team **** well should have the problem not only identified, but a fix for it.
PJ CG commented
I've encountered the same problem, only to find the input method on my keyboard was set to another language.
It was simply using another character.
I have been plagued with this problem for the last six months. It comes and goes.
Resetting the permissions on your computer will usually correct the problem. A total PAIN!!!
From the Finder menu bar, choose Go > Home. Your home folder opens.
Choose File > Get Info. An Info window for your home folder opens.
If the Sharing & Permissions section at the bottom of the window isn't open, click the triangle in that section to open it.
If the lock at the bottom of the window is closed lock, click the lock and enter an administrator name and password.
Click the action menu , then choose “Apply to enclosed items.” Click OK to confirm the action.
A progress bar appears at the top of the window. When done, restart your Mac. Or choose Apple menu > Log Out, then log in again.
turning off Siri shortcut in sys prefs worked for me
Check any settings in your antivirus apps. I have to turn on "Pause Secure Keyboard" every time I turn on my computer so I can use the keyboard commands for the zoom tool in any of the CC apps. I use Webroot. Once I do that, I have no problems.
Rob Forrest commented
Illustrator 22.1 running on Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6. As of yesterday, The keyboard command for the zoom and hand tools has stopped working. I tried restarting the program and restarting the entire computer, and that didn't do anything. I also turned off Ask Siri, that didn't so anything either. What's going on, how do i get it back?
I'm on a AMD Ryzen 7 PC running Windows 10, and I'm having this problem too. It seems to clear for a short while when I restart Illustrator, but not for long. I don't run Siri, or any of the other mentioned software. It sure is a frustrating error.
Alejandro Sánchez commented
Got it fixed! Followed this solution (https://macintoshhowto.com/osx/illustrator-stuck-hand-tool-high-sierra.html)
• Set off "Enable Ask Siri"
• In Accessibility > Voice Over Off
• In Keyboard > Dictation set to Off
• Sound > Input > Volume all the way down
Then, try your aps and they should be working now. Yo can undo all the sounds stuff that you need back on.
I know, crazy combinations of tweaks, but worked for me
Alejandro Sánchez commented
Same here. It just happened suddenly. I have restarted the computer and still not working. Ai, Ph and Indesign have the same issue. None of this aps are usable now, and I have deathlines to get thru today
Running MacOS Mojave 10.14.1
This is so frustrating and basically making the software not fit for purpose. Happening in both illustrator and Photoshop CC2019 Running on High Sierra
Same in Photoshop. Massive problem for what is a basic function. Very poor
Ken Taylor commented
I've had the same problem, a full restart was required.
Same here! Really annoying and time consuming. As if you could't talk on a smartphone, but everything else.
I just had Indesign and illustrator open. Woke my computer up and had the issue. Closed only Illustrator, put the computer to sleep and woke it again and it fixed the issue for Indesign for now.
I am also experiencing the same issues and must restart my machine several times a day in order for CC products to be usable.
Same. keyboard +CMD not working. Useless updates to justify the membership.
I was happy with Illustrator 8
Jeff S. commented
This is happening to just about everyone and you cannot replicate it on any computer? Seems unlikely.
I have not done the latest update but this new issue is probably the weirdest .AI bug I’ve ever had. Having to Restart the computer each time and then it comes back at random. This has ruined 20+ years of automatic hand controls and is absurd. You guys should be ashamed of letting something like that go awry.
But you have us captive with your subscription based software so we are at the mercy of ADOBE who is becoming more and more like the AT&T Death Star to most of your longtime and loyal users. We don't need more and more features every few months. We really just need a solid platform that we can rely on to make a living. I would pay just about anything for a hard copy of CS6.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one with this zoom issue. I recently switched to CC and am absolutely frustrated. I've been using adobe software for over 20 years. I've NEVER had so many issues. I can't keep quitting and restarting my computer just so I can zoom using the same keys I've used forever. I'm also getting log out error messages which only repairs itself after a restart. And they expect us to pay 600 bucks for this??? Its absurd. I own CS6 and may go right back to that. Not one issue - ever.
Jeff S. commented
I also have been experiencing this just recently. I though it was only Illustrator but it is in Photoshop too. You have to close everything out and restart the MAC to fix it. I have been using space bar + command and option to reduce and enlarge the art board on the fly for over 20 years and now that is is gone it is killing me. Costing me work flow and time!!