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Help ! Problem with Space Bar - AI 24.3

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Hi everybody,

I have a problem with the space bar which does not work in illustrator (last version).
When I hit the space bar, nothing happens. But with Psp and InDesign everything works.
I deleted the prefs, restart the mac, nothing helps.
I am under mac OS Mojave (10.14.6).
Can anyone help me? It's in a hurry, I have a job to hand in ...
thank you so much.

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Help ! Problem with Space Bar - AI 24.3

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Hi everybody,

I have a problem with the space bar which does not work in illustrator (last version).
When I hit the space bar, nothing happens. But with Psp and InDesign everything works.
I deleted the prefs, restart the mac, nothing helps.
I am under mac OS Mojave (10.14.6).
Can anyone help me? It's in a hurry, I have a job to hand in ...
thank you so much.

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Please check out this: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/hand-tool-spacebar-isn-t-working/td-p/8295082?page=1

Hopefully this solved issue will solve yours.

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Thank you Kat,

I took a look at the link but that's not quite my problem.
The space bar (to type a space) works great in Photoshp and InDesign.
Only under illustrator the space bar remains inert (with the keyboard). Weird!?!

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There are other apps interfering with the spacebar. They are mentioned in the thread that Kat linked. Please read it and check your apps. There are also keystroke extensions that mess a little more. Please check for those as well.

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Does the spacebar work to access the hand tool (its other Illustrator function)? Have you tried substituting another keyboard just as a check that it is program related and not hardware related?

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Hello Bill, thank you for your reply.

Yes, the hand tool works.
Same thing if I use my USB keyboard or MacBook keyboard.
In fact, I already encountered this problem, a year or 2 ago, under illustrator, at the time an old version and I had found the solution on a forum but there, impossible to remember the process. It seems to me that it's in the illustrator preferences, something very silly to check or uncheck .... If it speaks to anyone.
I remind you that under PSP or InDsgn, Excel, Word etc. everything is OK.

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"I remind you that under PSP or InDsgn, Excel, Word etc. everything is OK."

 

You cannot compare any of those to any other app.

Please check all the other apps that are running currently. What are they? System extensions?

 

Modifier keys are pretty easily compromised by all kinds of interfering applications: browsers, e-mail, online banking, screensharing and even antivirus IIRC. Also of course extensions that enhance your shortcuts.

 

So please check that out. We have seen that kind of stuff happening in the past. A lot.

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OKAY.

Well, there, it works (?!) without me doing anything. Very weird.
I don't have an answer or a solution why it was bugging. Fingers crossed. Thank you for your attention.

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