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Hand tool problem

New Here ,
Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

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When I use the hand tool to reposition the content in the window I'm working on, it also re-positions the content in all the other Photoshop project windows that are also open. If I move the content in the window I'm working on to the left, all the other content also moves to the left. 

How do I turn off this function? I only want to reposition the current content in the window I'm working on.

I'm using the most current PS version on a new MacMini.

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Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
I'm not a MAC user so it could be a setting that I'm not aware of on the MAC keyboard, but you could try resetting the hand toolIf that doesn't help try resetting Photoshop preferences

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Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

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Hi

The hand tool will pan the image around the workspace, shift + spacebar pans both images at the same time, have you tried using the move tool to move the content around or maybe I'm misunderstanding you

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Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

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If I have 5 PS sessions open, and I want to work on the left side of the front window, I'll either use the space bar or select the hand tool in the tool menu, and pan to the spot I need to look at. As I pan the main window, all 4 of the other windows behind the main one, also pan the the left even though none of them are being worked on.

It's as if the hand tool is active in every open session.

No other tool like the zoom acts this way. Just the hand tool.

It is like the shift-space bar are being used. I hadn't thought of that. Wonder if it's the key board. But, nothing else is effected...

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I'm not a MAC user so it could be a setting that I'm not aware of on the MAC keyboard, but you could try resetting the hand tool

If that doesn't help try resetting Photoshop preferences

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To avoid the hand tool affecting all Photoshop project windows, select your hand tool and uncheck the "Scroll All Windows" located at the top left of your Photoshop window. 

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