When working on a document (in PS cs6) and pressing the spacebar to quickly access the hand tool it doesn't do anything.
What I've tried so far:
Any suggestions ?
PS: I'm aware there is a kinda similar problem for windows users which has been discussed here but there are slight differences between my problem and the one for windows users.
Try repeatedly hitting the H key and the Space Bar a number of times, each in quick succession.
I haven't gotten that since CS4, and at that time it was an older version of MS Entourage running in the background that was triggering the disabling the H key and the Spacebar to call up the hand.
If it doesn't work, you haven't damaged anything and lost only a few seconds.
What Tool do you have selected, when trying to access the Hand Tool via the Spacebar? For instance, if you have selected the Text Tool, the Spacebar will NOT access the Hand Tool, but will type spaces.
If you select the Handtool in the Toolbox, does it then work?
I have the same problem in CS6.
The spacebar works fine until yesterday I worked with gif images using timeline panel.
Hit the space plays the gif animation.
And now I can't change to hand tool using spacebar.
Anyone knows the solution??
You may just have to reset the preferences if it work last week and you have changed nothing. A re-install will not affect this file.
Start PS and immediately hold down the Ctrl + Alt + Shift keys. You will get a reset window. If you see splash screen you are too late.
I usuallly forget to mention trying rebooting computer as figure that would be first thing most people would try. Rebooting, and turning off the computer when not using it, was SOP for the old guys. But today many never turn them off, or even disconnect from internet. Shows my age and resistance to change.
Rebooting the whole computer is definitely not the first thing I try. I suppose it's naive of me to think that a modern OS, and applications built on top of it, would require that type of solution. What are we running Mac OS9 still? Ha ha. As a fellow old guy, I've come to expect more from my OS and Adobe than what I'm currently getting.
I don't think this is it, as I would bet that Adobe's software is smarter than this, but it's worth mentioning. There's a bilingual keyboard layout feature built into windows that affects certain distributions of Windows (mostly ASUS and Acer but some other too) where they sort of pretend to have 2 keyboards even though they don't. If it happens again, you probably accidentally tripped the keyboard switcher so just hit ctrl + shift and in theory, it would switch back.
There's no actual fix for it though unfortunately.
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