I can select the hand tool from the tool bar or pressing H and can pan around the preview window. But I cannot get the momentary hand tool to work on this new laptop. With the Selection Tool activated, when I press the Space Bar, I get the hand icon, but pressing the left mouse key and dragging does nothing. It is driving me crazy.
What kind of laptop?
Do you have the "Use System Shortcut Keys" toggle on in the general preferences?
Have you tried deleting the preferences (resetting them to factory default)?
Restore default preferences settings
PC - Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting After Effects
OSX - Hold down Command+Option+Shift while starting After Effects
I found the answer by playing with the settings of the touchpad that came with this new Dell
Inspiron 17 laptop. I had to turn off the "TouchCheck" feature.
THANK YOU JAMES!
I have been dealing with this issue for months!
Having to go and grab the hand tool from the box was a major pain in the @$$!
I thought is was a windows 7 issue.
I did what you said , and the hand tool is working again! woo hoo!