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In Photoshop CS6, the default behavior of depressing the spacebar as a shortcut for the Hand tool was working as expected, then stopped for no apparent reason. I have rebooted, closed browsers, shut down all other applications and deleted preferences and the problem persists. The spacebar works properly elsewhere, including Photoshop CS4.

Is there a keyboard shortcut setting I'm missing (I've checked Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts and can find nothing for the spacebar, and can not add it to the Hand tool).

This is on OSX Lion 10.7.4

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There might be a solution in this place to reset your hand tool: forums.adobe.com/thread/375776 –  C.A. Vuyk Jul 25 '12 at 11:23
    
Thans for the reply. The link you posted shows how to delete PS preferences, which I've done repeatedly with no change. –  Decavolt Jul 31 '12 at 16:42
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I have this problem too, a lot. I still have yet to figure out what causes it, but a complete reboot of the system fixes it. (The same thing happens in Illustrator CS6 too.) –  user152490 Aug 15 '12 at 15:30
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I know this is an old thread, but I found it when Googling for the same issue, so I thought I would answer.

According to this thread on Adobe's forums, certain browsers or possibly specific browser extensions, such as 1Password or Anesidora, seem to foul up CS5/6's spacebar shortcut.

The solution seems to be simply to quit Safari / Chrome / Firefox and launch them again. Might need to quit/launch Photoshop too.

Worked for me with Chrome, but there's quite a few variables in the problems reported, so there doesn't seem to be a silver bullet.

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Thanks a Ton.... It really save my keyboard from harassed and banged to the wall because that behavior... –  Tek Yin Jan 17 at 10:34
    
No problem @TekYin, glad this helped someone! –  Leo Jan 17 at 11:42
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