I'll use the space bar to temporarily activate the hand tool. When I let go, the screen snaps me to a different spot and then it gets stuck there. No matter what I do, it won't "unstick" itself. It's like the view is locked on that one particular spot on the pasteboard.
I updated to version 21.1.2 and it's still doing it. Closing and opening Photoshop tends to help but it only takes a minute or so before it starts doing it again.
I tried googling this but no one else seems to have this issue. Any help would be much appreciated!
Are you using a pen or a mouse?
Both. I've tried it with my tablet and I've tried it without and it does it regardless.
I am having the same problem only mine snaps to the upper right. Both with Wacom and mouse. Still doing it in version 21.1.3. If I exit and come back in it is OK for a while then does it again.
I'm sorry that's happening to you but I'm also glad I'm not the only one! I hope someone has an answer soon.
I'm also experiencing this... I'm on a Cintiq... but it doesn't matter... does this with a pen or a mouse. If I create a new layer and left click on the workspace with a brush tool... The brush develops a mind of its own and draws all over my screen... only when the hand tool is malfunctioning like this.
"The brush develops a mind of its own and draws all over my screen..."
Yes this behavior is also happening to me but only occasionally. It happens with many of the tools, Clone stamp, lasso, etc. Only way to fix it is to exit Photoshop and get back in.
I've tried closing and reopening but it does it almost as soon as I start up again. Then I have to reboot my computer and hope it works. I'm just gonna hope it doesn't do this is the next update I guess.
This is happening for me too. After it snapped back three times the scrollbars disappear, as if the image is smaller than the window, so I can't even go to the area I want to work on, except through clicking on the area on the navigator. Or I have to restart PS. This is really not good.
Same issue. Prior to it starting I noticed zoom had switched to scrubby on its own and this started after switching it back, going back to scrubby doesn't revert the problem. I can only get my work on screen by choosing fit to screen in the zoom option but that means I can no longer easily zoom in on specific parts of the image. This happens with both the spacebar shortcut and the tool itself selected.
I was so happy to see this thread then so disappointed when I saw there was no resolution. Gutted this hasn't been resolved yet. COME ON ADOBE!
exact same issue here... goodness its been close to a year now and i still have to deal with it