Spacebar not working in Premiere Pro 2023. Used to be able to stop/start playback while working in the timeline by just tapping the spacebar. Have to use shift+space now to start playback. Using shift+space again now sends the playhead back to beginning of clip instead of just stopping at the previous playhead position. Spacebar also not working when entering lines of text. Have to use shift+space here also to get a space between words. Tried resetting preferences with no results. Uninstalled and reinstalled the application with no results. I have not created any custom preferences or custom keyboard settings. Never had this problem problem in any previous version of Premiere. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Ventura OS.
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User interface or workspaces
If that doesn't work, try resetting the Workspaces: Reset a workspace Reset the current workspace to return to its original, saved layout of panels. 1. Do one of the following: • Click the Workspace menu icon and select Reset to Saved Layout. • Choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout. from here: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/workspaces.html
If that doesn't work, try Preferences > Audio Hardware and set Input to None.
If that doesn't work, try creating a new project and import the old one into it.
I'm having the same problem with spacing between words. Just installed Premiere Pro 2023 today. Only good news here is your patch, using shift+space allows me to type functional text, so thank you, Tom, for that. I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, no joy. Nothing in Essential Graphics that is supposed to increase space between words has any effect.