Help! Command-Spacebar-Click zoom suddenly stopped working for no reason

Explorer ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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I thinkCommand-Spacebar-Click for zoom might be the keyboard shortcut I use the most.  Command-Spacebar-Click for zoom suddenly stopped working for no reason.  And I do mean no reason - no system update, no Photoshop upgrade, no conceivable reason I can figure out. This is a production machine and I make no changes to the OS. I tried resetting my Photoshop preferences (starting up PS while holding command-option-shift), which trashed the preferences file but did not fix the problem.

 

I am seeing this issue reported as far back as 2010, which is not inspiring. I've tried every fix I can find with no success.

 

Please help! 

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Explorer , Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

FIXED. 

(Adobe Photoshop) Preferences > General :

Check "Use Legacy Free Transform"

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Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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What happens if you reverse the order? "Spacebar-Cmd-click."

 

Also what version of Photoshop and Mac OS are you using? The first line of Help > System Info should give you the version number, CS6 is v 13.0.6 as an example.

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Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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FIXED. 

(Adobe Photoshop) Preferences > General :

Check "Use Legacy Free Transform"

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Explorer ,
Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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UPDATE 2022.8.21
Not fixed.
The problem persists. I've been using CTRL+Space Bar and drag to zoom in/out for the longest time, but as of right now it is not working, hasn't been since this morning—the keyboard shortcut when used to drag creates a 'selection window' to which the document is zoomed into.
I've tried all the suggestions posted in this board yet none provide resolution.

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Aug 21, 2022 Aug 21, 2022

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Yes, that's the old "Marquee Zoom" behavior before OpenGL.

Check to see if "Scrubby Zoom" is checked on in the Options Bar for the Zoom Tool.

You should check Help > GPU Compatibility to see if your card still meets requirements or needs a driver update.

If you have a Windows System, you can easily update the drivers.

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Explorer ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Hi; Thanks for your reply.
Can't check the 'Scrubby Zoom' box as it is greyed out; been all over the internet in/out of forums, looking for the reason. Tried all sorts of suggested fixes, but no luck in making it a checkable box.
Also, I've spoken to friends that subscribe to PsCC and they're not experiencing the same issues as me with the 'ctrl+space bar', and the 'alt+right-click' to vary the size/hardness of the brush and/or erase tool, as well as the color of the round cursor when using 'alt+right-click' ... I can only assume that it must be my graphics card even tho' it's up to date and PsCC says it's compatible.

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