Photoshop: Please let us switch off the "bird's eye" feature

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this could be a suggestion, but for now it's a problem that's driving me crazy : how do you turn off that damn "bird's eye view" option? It's activating when i hit the space bar at certain magnifications and jumps out and disorients me. it's so annoying it's not true. it may be a good tool when someone specifically requests to use it, but otherwise we should either have the option to disable it, or disable it for the Space bar only. Seriously, this "feature" makes me seethe, it totally ruins my productivity as i'm set working at a particular area/magnification then instead of being able to scroll w/ the Space bar as we always did, the view jumps out jarringly and sometimes seems to change the tool i'm working w/ too.

PLEASE, give us an option to disable it.
TIA.
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K Wolf

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Vinícius Rezende Paceka

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Here's a way to reproduce this glitch: while zoomed, hold down ANY tool shortcut you're not currently using (i.e. hold B while you have Clone Stamp selected) and, at the same time, try to use the spacebar pan. There's your bug.

As I understand it, the birds eye zoom should only be activated by H, but it's getting activated by any combination of shortcuts and spacebar.
This is surely a bug and it's still present in CS6.

Photoshop CS6 13.0 + Windows 7 Professional here.
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Kathleen Farrell

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Another way to "leak" the bird's eye view to space bar (a variation of Vinícius Rezende Paceka's method) :

while holding down ANY tool shortcut you're not currently using (i.e. hold B while you have Clone Stamp selected) and, at the same time press Alt. Release the tool's shortcut. While holding Alt, press and hold the spacebar. Release Alt. Try to use the spacebar pan. There's your other bug.

This method not only triggers the bird's eye view but now holding down just the spacebar+dragging behaves like holding down H+dragging.

At first we thought it was a feature but now knowing it's a bug that is around since CS4 is annoying. It punishes fast interactions immensely.