Spacebar not working as quick hand tool
Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.
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Space bar shortcut for hand tool no longer works
Happening to me too.
Since the update to 25.2.3 (desktop for mac) the space bar doesn't work as a shortcut to the hand tool nor the zoom tool (used together with command). This absolutely sucks. Please repair this at once! Thank you.
Since I download the new version of the Creative Cloud yesterday and had to re-download of my adobe apps, the space bar shortcut that allowed me to navigate through my file doesn't work anymore.
And I cannot modify the shortcut anywhere.
This is really diminishing efficiency...
I have found that if I go to the Apple Menu and select sleep then immediately wake the computer again the space bar starts working again.
What is the fix for this issue? Productivity is down because of it. Extremely frustrating that this issue keeps happening.
Ninian Carter commented
You've broken the spacebar hand tool shortcut AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It continues to work for me in After Effects after it stops working in Illustrator. Maybe get the two teams to chat with each other.
Please fix this ASAP. I use this continuously throughout the day and it is messing with my productivity and workflow and increasing my stresslevels.
The idea of other applications hijacking the spacebar is good one.
Just for an added data point, it happens to me and I never have Chrome or Spotify running so if is a hijack problem it isn't isolated to those apps.
Gabriel Campbell commented
Looks like this might be an issue with having Spotify running at the same time as Ai. Spotify uses the spacebar to pause/unpause songs and can sometimes 'take over' the use of the spacebar in other apps.
I suggest trying a restart of Spotify.
You can also follow the steps here to reset the hardware preferences in Chrome (which can also hijack shortcuts): https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Google-hijacking-my-keyboard-shortcuts/m-p/4731051#M75230
This just happened to me out of the blue today, please fix
Lost the use of the spacebar as the hand tool.. AGAIN. Losing my mind here...
photographer T commented
Can we please solve this already?? Lost the space bar. Stress levels rising.
Same here. Was working fine… and then not.
What is the solution? This happens two years after the fact?
The same problem here. As I updated the software, the spacebar stopped working as quick hand tool.
What can I do to fix this?
Like many others, the space bar stopped working as a quick hand tool shortcut just today.
Abigail Vigh commented
This just happened to me. The shortcut was working fine yesterday but stopped today. I've tried fixing the issue with renaming files and removing shortcuts that use the spacebar on my Mac.
Same issue. Please solve this problem. Major pain!