Spacebar not working as quick Pan / Hand tool
Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.
Thanks for the information provided to the Illustrator team.
We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and the engineering team is currently isolating this issue further to get to the root cause.
With Best Regards,
Ai CC 2018 in my pc, space bar not move in while working.
How can I fix it ?
I am having this now too. Quit Illustrator and still a problem :(
Hi Adobe Team,
It saddens me that the spacebar on the new update does not work the hand tool. It was so convenient as a shortcut move the art board around without having to go back to the selection tool. Now I just find it frustrating that I have to press H then go back to another tool when I need to move something.
Please bring it back!
Experiencing this now, resetting Illustrator won't fix it.
As Lorenz reported, I quit out of Safari and it works again.
I'm experiencing this bug right now.
I run into this a lot, very annoying. Sometimes it gets fixed if I switch to the actual hand tool for a moment, drag the canvas around, then switch to another tool and then the spacebar hand-drag tool returns.
[Deleted User] commented
I have the same issue.
Simon Barton commented
Illustrator 21.1 High Sierra 10.13.4
Intermittently the CMB+Spacebar shortcut for zooming and Spacebar for panning around a document stops working.
It appears to happen when Safari is running in the background. Quitting Safari usually seems to resolve the problem but sometime I have to restart Illustrator.
This has been an on again off again problem that needs to be fixed.
Thanks Nate, we will try this.
Nate Garvison commented
This is a very old bug (from as old as CS4) that NEEDS to be fixed. If you have Safari running with Illustrator, it will break the spacebar as hand tool along with a couple other features, like command+space to zoom.
Here are my specs:
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Version 10.13.3 (17D47)
Processor 3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5
Memory 32 GB 1866 MHz DDR3
Illustrator Version 22.1
I think I've found a little helping solution.
As soon as I quit my safari browser, the hand tool works again.
I don't know why those two programs are interrupt each other, but it works for now.
Just updated my illustrator and the spacebar Hand Tool is still broken.
Win7 Dell Precision M3800 laptop using the trackpad
Illustrator CC 22.1 (64 bit)
Fabian Espinoza commented
Has a solution been provided for this?! I'm having the same problem, here are my specs:
MacOS Sierra 10.12.5
Macbook Pro 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Illustrator CC 22.0.1
I have Windows 10 installed through Bootcamp
Hudson Graham commented
In an attempt to work around this, I opened Photoshop and guess what... Hand tool is stuck there also. There has to be more people hitting this issue? The tools are totally unusable!
Lisa Kristel commented
Hudson Graham, I feel your pain.