Photoshop: Space bar frozen

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My space bar will not move an selections I make with the marquee tool. seems frozen. how do I reset it. The hand tool also does not move anything.
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daphne telem

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you saying the hand tool doesn't move the selection? or it doesn't pan the canvas? (A video of what you're seeing may be helpful)
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daphne telem

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after I have made a selection with the marquee tool, or a path with the shape tool, when I hold down the space bar, it will not move the selection.  I tried to move the selection with the hand tool as well, from what I understand it functions like the space bar?? Don't know.
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By chance I now see your reponse.  Is there a way for me to get a notification so I know you have replied?  Thank you
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Steve Kenny

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There may well be other ways to move a selection, but I have always (after making the selection) used Select>Transform Selection. The cursor changes to the Move Tool and you can then move your selection.

Hope this helps...


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daphne telem

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Great, perfect!!!!  Thanks.  It's just knowing how to press that one little button..................somewhere!  One little button, a life saver.
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Unfortunately am finding that this other way of using the transform selection does not function the same way the space bar does.  With the space bar, I can move the shape before I release the mouse cursor.  To use the transform I let go the mouse then I cant move and change the shape while I am working.  And moving it with the transfom copies another shape and moves it elsewhere.  Is there away to bring back the function of the space bar.  It was working until about a week ago.  Thank you

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