Hand tool doesn't work anymore. Selected, or with spacebar.

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Hey Guys,

Running Photoshop CC 2015 on Windows 10.

Out of the blue, the hand tool will stop working. I'll open up Photoshop and if I manually select the Hand tool I can pan the artboard around for a bit. But then it'll stop. Everything else works, but I can't pan!

Pressing the spacebar does nothing. Checked for running apps that could interfere. Found nothing. 

Oh...and if I open it up and start pressing spacebar right away, then I can't pan until I restart Photoshop.

Any help would be REALLY appreciated. At my wits end here.

EDIT: Apparently I can't move windows around either?
EDIT2: Doesn't work in Illustrator also it seems...
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David Woocas

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Posted 2 years ago

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Chris Cox

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That sounds like something on your system is intercepting the spacebar and using the events so that Photoshop (and Illustrator) doesn't see the events.

What utilities or OS setting do you have on your system that might use the spacebar as a shortcut?  (On MacOS, for instance, pressing the spacebar several times can change the keyboard layout language)
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David Woocas

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I JUST found it! Chrome Remote Desktop or Synergy. I don't need either anymore so I just removed them.

Thanks for the reply though! Have a nice day.
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Chris Cox

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Synergy has had some similar problems in the past.

Thanks for letting us know what you found!
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David Woocas

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Ugh. My pleasure! Find a thread like this where someone has the same issue as you with no resolution is the worst. Hopefully 3 years from now I get an email saying someone found this and I made his day slightly better. :P

Have a nice one.
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Someone (me) has found this and you made my day slightly better ;) Stupid Synergy! It was also messing up the keyboard shortcuts with KeePass.

Thank you!
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