I can solve it by closing any program that uses adobe air. Hulu desktop, spotify, tweet deck etc. no browser issues.
I don't use any of those programs, but it leads me to wonder if I shouldn't just uninstall Adobe Air?
Chris Cox, what say you?
You can try it. It is possible that AIR or Flash has a bug that is causing this behavior (but that doesn't seem to show up for everyone).
Quitting Dreamweaver immediately restored the spacebar functionality in Photoshop for me.
I had never even heard of Hulu until I read this thread.
Well, the bug is back again (some time after deleting the preferences).
Can anybody please clearify?
Exactly what ist Hulu? What application uses Hulu? Asking Google, the first result is some video platform on the internet, which I cannot access from Europe. Is it some sort of proprietary video-codec? How would that affect my work?
I don´t work knowingly with Adobe Air - well, at least I don´t start manually any application called Adobe Air, and I do not work with Bridge or Dreamweaver at all. I don´t work with Flash on a regular basis (and there is no coherence with that bug). Does Hulu pop up automatically when I work with PS or ID or AI? Does it come to life when I work with any browser (or for that matter: browser plug in, like flash player?)? How can I avoid running into this bug again?
I´m still on CS 4, so the cocoa vs. carbon argument may not work.
Is it really "the browser"? Because, I cannot exclude "Hulu", as I do not know what it is, or how to get rid of it. As much as I´d love to.
PS While researching "Hulu" online... guess what? Safari crashed, caused by Flash Player Plug in. Haha. :/
Not sure if this will help the troubleshooting process at all, but I've been having this same problem. For me, the space bar / move and option / copy shirtcuts fail after I open Google Chrome, log into Gmail, THEN "switch to log in to another gmail account" (my Google Apps email account for my business). Not sure if a strange script is being used in Gmail to make that transition, but it seems to interact with CS4 somehow.
Hoping for a fix soon!
Just wanted to add my tuppence worth. Same problem but with Indesign CS4. Quitting Chrome browser (15.0.874.121) restored the Hand Tool...
Opening Chrome before InDesign causes the bug to reappear. Opening InDesign, then Chrome is fine.
Discussion moved to the enduring forum
Just happened to me for the first time. After reading this thread I tried quitting Chrome and it fixed it. I had among other things open in chrome multiple Youtube videos and Audiogalaxy.com.
Adobe Photoshop Version: 12.1 (12.1x20110328 [20110328.r.145 2011/03/28:10:30:00 cutoff; r branch]) x64
2.5GHz, 12GB RAM
Starting chrome again and reloading the same session did not cause the problem to re-appear.
MY PROBLEM FIXED!
I stumbled accross this forum because for the first time ever my pan and zoom functions (ctrl+space) stopped working on Ps cs4 out of the blue.
Turns out the play/pause button along the top of my multimedia keyboard was semi-depressed due to something being spilled on it. I had pressed it early in the day to pause music and realized it didn't pop all the way back up.
After pulling the button up by hand to it's normal position, the functions in PS began working normally!
It may be worth checking to make sure all the keys on your keyboard are functioning properly as this may be the cause of your Ps issues.
Hope this helps!
Just saw this issue popping up on a Mavericks system with CS5. Quitting Safari solved the problem this time.
Flash Player 11.9.900.152
Go to Metro UI> Settings > PC and Devices > Trackpad > Touchpad -
- Deactivate the Touchpad Delay.
I used a different wireless mouse which worked fine. The issue is possibly related to Mouse/Touch problems.
I have found that my spacebar was somehow staying depressed when I was using it in PS. After a lot of pain going back and forth with calling Adobe someone suggested this and what do you know, if I jab my space bar a couple of times it releases and PS is back to working again. I don't know why this doesn't happen on any other software, but am pretty happy to have a solution.
figured out my issue as I was having the same thing of not being able to use my zoom with space and command as normal.
the program that "Stole" the keyboard shortcut was the App "Things" go into preferences and you can see it tries to use the same shortcuts.
I disabled the keyboard shortcut then had to restart my whole machine before Photoshop and the other Adobe apps went back to normal
I was having the same problem here in Photoshop CC 2015. In my second monitor I had Inbox (a Gmail variant) opened in a Chrome tab. I closed it and the space shortcut came back to work.
This happens randomly to me in OSX, regardless of what apps I have running. restarting the system always fixes it.
I have done all the suggested fixes including disabling the OS key combos. I recently upgraded to Yosemite and have done any updates that may have been available. I have also updated all my Adobe CC software. I use a MacBook Pro circa 2009 with 8gb memory. I still cannot use the spacebar in conjunction with either the command key or command/option to zoom in or out
respectively (in conjunction with the mouse) NOR can I use the spacebar in conjunction with the mouse to pan. This is a recent problem and hinders my workflow. Can anyone help, please???
In my case, it was Webroot Antivirus causing conflict. Shut it down and space bar in Photoshop started working again.
Our entire design dept is having this problem right now (OS 10.10.5/CC 2015) with PS and AI. If history is any indication, Adobe apparently doesn't care much.
It works! Thanks
Disabling Webroot and Sophos did not help. Still working through other suggestions. Please keep thread open!
For me, it's a delay problem :
When the CMD+Space with the click of my trackpad or the pen from my tablet doesn't work, it's not a total missfunction, but a delay problem. Try it : when you make this shortcut (CMD+SPACE+Click), stay with your "click" pressed on and make the zooms gesture : after 2/3s, the mouvement is unlocked, and works fine if you stay pressed.
So, lag/delay problem ?
I regularly have this problem and everyone on the office does too. Lots of attempts to solve it, have everything else shut down, using scroll wheel on wacom tablet, nothing helps. Then, sporadically, it works again. Total mystery.
Question: being as this is surely on of the most used features in a vector based program - and clearly some people are having issue with the Cmd key conflicting with OS shortcuts etc - why is it not as simple as in photoshop, where, by the very nature of photoshop, there will be a limit to zooming? holding Z to zoom in and out and R to rotate and Esc to rest is so simple, and its an Adobe product?
Things like this are what make people think Illustrator is so frustrating to use, and why other vector drawing and design apps are rapidly gaining ground. Please help, this should be absolutely simple - its a core function.
No hand tool or Command Spacebar zoom in either Photoshop or ID for me. New problem, just cropped up in the last month. Quitting Safari fixed it right up. I think Hulu and however they are implementing Flash or Air in the browser is the problem. Easy fix, once you know.
Might have been an easy for you Brian, but I don't use Safari and it hasn't helped me, so something else must also be creating this issue.
I had this problem as well, just InDesign though (El Capitan 10.11.4 and InDesign 2015.3 Build 184.108.40.206) I was going to do a full system reboot as ekfny suggested so shut down all apps except InDesign, gave it one last try and it was working again so I'm thinking a conflict with some other app is causing the issue. I was running Coda, Airmail and Safari.
Hi guys, crazy solution, but this actually worked for me. When the Adobe help desk person suggested it I felt pretty irritated with him, but guess what... My space bar gets a little sticky. I have no idea why this only appears to affect me in Photoshop, all I know is the solution - a slightly harder jab at the space bar makes it 'unstuck' and gets the software working again.
I know it sounds crazy, but it worked for me after much stress and attempts to fix via other more complex means. Hope this works for you.