I've recently updated my copy of Camera Raw CC to version 22.214.171.1242 (via the Creative Cloud app) and it seems to be stuck on the Pan tool!!!!!
I can select another function in Camera Raw and it will change the tool palette on the right side, but the cursor doesn't change, so nothing can be brushed, cropped, aligned or selected. All I can do it change the overall settings on the main palette.
HELP!!!!! Is anyone else getting this problem??
I need to edit some images quickly!
...and please don't ask me to clean out the space bar, i've already tried that!
I assume you're referring to the hand tool. AFAIK, the only way to make it "permanent" is to hold down on the spacebar, or press the H key (toggle).
Can you disable the hand tool by keying H? If so, then I suggest you look for some system issue that brings up ACR with H already keyed.
I had other problems after updating and solved by going to preferences "Performance" which were modified with the update.