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Spacebar to toggle Hand Tool is not working (CS5)

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Dec 16, 2010

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In InDesign, using the spacebar to toggle the Hand Tool stops working.

When it stops working in InDesign, it also stops in Photoshop and Illustrator.

If I close the applications, and restart the machine - this combination starts working again, however after a while it stops working again.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated - you don't realize how much you use this 'til it goes away!

Matt

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8 GB Ram

OS X 10.6.5

It's because most browsers reserve the spacebar as a page down shortcut key.

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Spacebar to toggle Hand Tool is not working (CS5)

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In InDesign, using the spacebar to toggle the Hand Tool stops working.

When it stops working in InDesign, it also stops in Photoshop and Illustrator.

If I close the applications, and restart the machine - this combination starts working again, however after a while it stops working again.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated - you don't realize how much you use this 'til it goes away!

Matt

===============================

iMac 27" / 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7

8 GB Ram

OS X 10.6.5

It's because most browsers reserve the spacebar as a page down shortcut key.

Regards,

Pariah Burke

http://iamPariah.com <http://iampariah.com/> • 503.422.7499 • @iamPariah

<http://twitter.com/#!/@iamPariah> • https://www.facebook.com/PariahSBurke

Consulting & Training: ePublishing, Digital Publishing, Creative Workflows,

Creative Software

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What if you tap the Escape key first? Does that work?


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Tried the [ESC] key, same thing - still doesn't work.

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I just noticed if I quit Google Chrome - it starts working again.

huh?

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Chrome must claim the space bar for some function or other.

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Me too. Spacebar works again after quitting Chrome.

Man, Chrome, between this and your flash issues, I think it's time we go our separate ways.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Just upgraded to macOS Sierra and I was having the same issue with the hand tool and magnifying glass. Turned off Chrome and everything is back to normal. It was driving me crazy!!

THANKS AGAIN!

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Hi,

Have just experienced the same problem myself - only I wasnt running Chrome. However, I was running Firefox - which had a MS Silverlight page loaded (may or may not be related) - and on quitting Firefox, the problem solved itself again. So seems it may not just be related to Chrome, but it does suggest some web technology interfering with the way InDesign interprets the space bar trigger.

Just my two penneth worth!

Miles

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LEGEND ,
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I would suggest you try changing tabs in Firefox. The last time I tried to reproduce this problem I couldn't, but if you have a good reproducible test case you should file a Firefox/buzilla bug...

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I've had the same situation -- Chrome causing the problem. Quitting Chrome solves the problem every time -- I've done it dozens of times now to solve the problem across PS, AI and InDesign.

Not sure if this is the case for anyone else -- but it seemed to happen only when I was running sites like Gmail and Twitter that update constantly in the background. Maybe that is a connection, maybe not.

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Not sure if this is the case for anyone else -- but it seemed to happen only when I was running sites like Gmail and Twitter that update constantly in the background. Maybe that is a connection, maybe not.

That technology is called AJAX, but I don't think it is the issue.

I think the source is web sites that define modifier keys in the browser -- somehow the act of doing so causes the browser to steal some keyboard handling events that it should not, and the Adobe apps no longer receive them, or no longer receive them in the same way.

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John Hawkinson wrote:

Not sure if this is the case for anyone else -- but it seemed to happen only when I was running sites like Gmail and Twitter that update constantly in the background. Maybe that is a connection, maybe not.

That technology is called AJAX, but I don't think it is the issue.

I think the source is web sites that define modifier keys in the browser -- somehow the act of doing so causes the browser to steal some keyboard handling events that it should not, and the Adobe apps no longer receive them, or no longer receive them in the same way.

Interesting that no OSs are mentioned. When I reported to the developer of TextExpander, a Mac keystroke macro tool, that the product stopped responding to its trigger shortcuts, the response was that some browsers caused it. Since then, I have been using Safari almost exclusively, with no recurrence. I'm not sure if newer releases of TextExpander have solved the problem, or if updated browsers no longer create it.

HTH

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Peter

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I've only seen it on Macs, but I have not looked for it under Windows.

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just found myself suffering from the same problem: I tried deleting my preferences and that did not work.

I had Dreamweaver open at the same time - once I closed Dreamweaver everything seems fine (with InDesign) - hand tool/spacebar is working again. I'm using InDesign CS5, on an iMac, OS Version 10.6.8.

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