Can't use space bar to move marquee while resizing

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Since upgrading to CC version I've lost a functionality that I really use a lot...the ability to move my selection in the elliptical marquee tool with the space bar. I used to be able to make a round marquee selection, then move it right into the position I want by pushing the space bar while still sizing it at the same time. This no longer works. How can I now move the marquee WHILE sizing it? I know I can make a selection, then go and move that selection, but I need to be able to simultaneously resize AND move it into position at once, which the space bar used to do for me. 😞 Please help!

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Can't use space bar to move marquee while resizing

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Since upgrading to CC version I've lost a functionality that I really use a lot...the ability to move my selection in the elliptical marquee tool with the space bar. I used to be able to make a round marquee selection, then move it right into the position I want by pushing the space bar while still sizing it at the same time. This no longer works. How can I now move the marquee WHILE sizing it? I know I can make a selection, then go and move that selection, but I need to be able to simultaneously resize AND move it into position at once, which the space bar used to do for me. 😞 Please help!

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Works fine here (Photoshop 20.0.4 on MacOS 10.12.6).

What have you done for trouble-shooting so far?

Restoring Preferences after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved might be a good starting point:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html

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I did try the "rest all tools" option and that did not fix it. 😞  I'm using Photoshop CC 2019 on Mac OS 10.14.3.

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Did you restore the Preferences completely?

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I'm not sure...I did "reset all tools." Is there some other method to restore all preferences? I'm not sure why I would even need to restore anything...I literally JUST upgraded to CC2019 and haven't changed any preferences.

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Have you even read post 1 and followed the Link?

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Preferences files can get corrupted, then they can cause malfunctions and need to be restored.

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Um...wow. No I don't have a problem taking advice...that is why I am here asking for advice! I just was trying to wrap my head around why something would need restoring, when the software is brand new, that's all. Yikes.  And yes, I did follow the link in post 1 above and tried that...which I replied to also above...the link took me to the steps to "reset all tools" and as I mentioned, I did that and nothing changed.

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There is also a part titled »Restore Preferences«, did you do that?

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Hi, I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find a fix for this? 

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Having the same problem here with 21.1.1

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Did you find a fix? This was working yesterday, it's driving me nuts. I use this all the time...

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Any solution on this? I have the same problem on Mac with PS 22.1.0.

 

Help!

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and now it works again...

 

I do not know what I did but never mind!

 

 

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