Spacebar not working as quick Pan / Hand tool
Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.
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The spacebar stops working not just in Ai but Ps and Id as well. This is crippling to productivity :~(
I see Christina mentioned that the "H" key brings up the hand tool BUT - unlike the space bar shortcut - when you remove your hand from the "H" key, the hand is still there. This is causing me major headaches in my workflow. I see this issue was first brought to Adobe's attention in June. Not a very impressive response from Adobe. Especially when people are paying $60. month for CC.
Has there been no update on fixing this? I did the 2020 update yesterday and I'm now having the same problem! Causes a serious problem when trying to create work and move around the artboard!
Same! Please get this fixed, it's essential to lot's of peoples workflow.
Same for me, worked yesterday but today the quick hand does not recognise the spacebar as a command. Major issue for me since I use it probably 30 times a minute working full-time in illustrator. Tried to change the command back manually but didn't work.
Christina Cravener commented
Just found that it's been reassigned to "H" key... not sure if this is causing your issues, but worth a try, I will note that in trying to change the shortcut back to "Spacebar" it does not recognize it as a shortcut.
Also just started Nov 4th, 2019
for now I will use "H" key spacebar works better though...
hope this helps
I had this problem today and saw that someone had Keeper open, causing the problem for that person. I had Keeper open, quit it, and now I'm back to normal without restarting Illustrator, or anything else other than Keeper.
it’s working for a few minutes after restart then stops.
Is there a fix already ? Same problem. High Sierra
Ryan Cuthriell commented
This just happened to me as well. Personally, it wrecks my workflow when I can't quickly zoom and pan in a larger Illustrator file. Please fix this issue.
Jake Montibon commented
Same Issue here, tried to reset the App through CMD + OPT + SHFT. The App already reset, but still there's no Pan tool. Even in Keyboard Shortcut, Pan doesn't exist.
Hope this major issue is a priority. Pan tool is the most basic tool we use everyday.
Eneas Hållsten commented
It may be a problem with a Catalina version. Try update to Catalina 10.15, which worked for me just a second ago.
this problem exists with Photoshop and Indesign as well.
Still an issue after updating to Catalina last night.
Andre Batista commented
I updated the macOS to Catalina and now it's working again ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Illustrator version: 23.1.1
Hello! My spacebar shortcuts have completely stopped working suddenly. I did all the restart and browser orders but it isn't helping. Even trying to change it through the keyboard shortcuts isn't happening.
Kris Miller commented
Still very much an issue. Adobe??
ADOBE!!!! Where are you at with this fix.. this is insane - magically the Spacebar works fine with Sketch - maybe contact them for some help?
I closed Google Chrome and it worked for me. Then I closed Illustrator and opened it again and that was how the space bar worked :)