Focused buttons in Photoshop for Mac can't be activated by pressing spacebar

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On mac, most controls can be focused upon by using the TAB key. The same works for buttons in eg. the close window dialog in photoshop (Don't save / Cancel / Save).
But, even though a button will receive focus (blue edge), you can't activate the focused button by hitting spacebar, as you can in any other Mac program.
Instead, the Cancel button will always be invoked.

Though it might seem like a trivial problem, I encounter this almost daily, since I try to minimize mouse usage, and constantly forget this UI flaw.
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You do know that most of the buttons in Photoshop can be triggered by typing the first letter of the button label (D, C, S in the close window dialog), right?