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My computer is a MacBook Air. I have already installed the latest flash player for my MAC ,but when I play computer games that require flash player to operate, my spacebar is not functioning. Can anyone help me?

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That's interesting. 

Here are my guesses, in the order I'd eliminate them in:

  • Does your space bar work in other applications and/or in the browser?
    • I'm assuming you posted this with your browser, so I'm guessing yes, but it's worth asking.
  • Have you rebooted the computer since you started experiencing this problem?
    • Do an actual shut down, let it sit for a minute, and fire it back up.
    • This probably won't fix it, but it eliminates a lot of weird possibilities that might otherwise be in play.
  • Is this all Flash content, or just a specific website or game?
  • Are you using an IME or multiple keyboard layouts?
    • Depending on how the Flash content is written, they may be looking for a specific key code.  I'm not sure why the spacebar value would have changed, but it's possible.  It's not my area of expertise, but there are still a surprising amount of changes in the ecosystem around internationalized text.  I don't track it super closely, but it wouldn't surprise me if a browser rolled out a new feature that's correct, but breaks assumptions made in old Flash content.
    • In that instance, I'd be curious to know if switching to an en_US keyboard layout "fixes" it.  If so, that's what's going on.
    • If that's the case, you may also find that it happens in some browsers but not others.

If none of that helps, some details would be useful:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1195540

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