Nothing has changed.
First, try the simplest troubleshooting: (1) Reboot your computer, and (2) Restore your InDesign preferences. Here's how:
If that doesn't work, it probably means another application (perhaps a startup utility) which is grabbing those keystrokes.
You could test this by creating another user, starting up InDesign in that user (which has no other applications launched).
Windows or MacOS?
If Windows, then...
1) ALT key broken?
2) ALT+Space - will work? I always use that because then it also works in text mode.
On a MacOS. But Fixed it. There were some older strings about something similar. There's some kind of bug between the browser software (Chrome in my case) and Adobe software (ID and ILL in this case). I just had to quit Chrome and everything was back to normal. So I think it was more along the lines of "grabbing keystrokes" from another application.
I'm not sure if this is something that will happen again or it's just a one time deal. It started when I upgraded to Indesign CC. However, this didn't happen when I upgraded to Illustrator CC months ago.
Anyway. Thanks for the responses!
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 think I have had the same problem with Chrome. Which is sad as I like Chrome.
I've just had the same problem but with Safari. Closed Safari and all fine now. thanks
I've found that it's usually because another program has superseded the use of the space-bar. Usually it's Grab, but also it's been other programs I use to sit on top of all open windows like a note-taking or clock app. Even after closing the offending app the Adobe app doesn't know that that particular short-cut key is available again. Usually restarting the Adobe app will work, but restarting the CC app or computer might also be required.