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,
I managed to shut down and restart adobe and haven’t had the problem since (touch wood)
Sara Bentley commented
Rather than selecting the hand tool can you press and hold the space bar to bring it up? Then just click and drag where you want on your page. May not be a perfect fix but may be a work around for the time being.
Lisa Kristel commented
Simon, sorry, I did not find a solution. Basically I don't use illustrator anymore, even though I pay for it monthly. I'm frustrated that Adobe does not offer more than this forum for help. While I did receive a suggestion from one of Adobe's experts—to trash preferences or quit other programs—that didn't work (it worked for inDesign though). So it's worth a try to trash preferences and to shut down Chrome while you're working.
However, even if it's a software conflict, shouldn't adobe update their software to prevent this? If so many people have this same issue, and it prevents them from working, and the COMMON DENOMINATOR is Adobe, would Adobe please please please figure out how to remove this conflict? Please?
Hi Lisa, I have the same problem, did you find a solution?
Lisa Kristel commented
The hand tool gets stuck and no matter what other tool I click on the toolbar, it won't change. Makes working impossible and EXTREMELY frustrating. Using MacAir /high sierra/illustrator CC. My idea? Fix this please.
Michael Tseng commented
Can confirm, on windows 10 in both photoshop and illustrator 2018...
1. select hand tool and pan workspace to confirm that panning works - it does
2. tap 'v' on keyboard to reset to pointer tool
3. tap and hold 'spacebar' on keyboard - pointer tool cursor changes to hand tool cursor
4. while holding 'spacebar' tap and drag on trackpad, nothing happens
Gary Rough commented
Hello, has anyone found a solution to this? Its driving me nuts
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Illustrator starts to bug almost every time after I pay safari(Facebook) a visit and then return. What then happens is that space does no longer work as a shortcut for HandTool and then also ZoomIn / Zoom Out stops to work ++ Restarting illustrator dies not work. I have to restart the Mac