Photoshop: Space bar / hand tool problems (macOS)

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Space bar not working for hand tool in PS. Anyone have any ideas?
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Eric Gregory

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Maybe your document is the same size as the window ?
To move the image with spacebar/handtool your image must be bigger than the window indicated by scrollbars bottom and/or side.
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Eric Gregory

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I am zoomed in to the eye and doesn't work. 
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Joseph Vittek

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Could be a keyboard problem.  Press down hard on the spacebar.  I  have had the same problem that you describe and it was my spacebar on an older keyboard.
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Eric Gregory

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I thought that might be the problem, but then disconnected the key board and did it straight on the lap top and still nothing. Brand new apple notebook too.
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Donna Rawlins

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Can I just say to the 'family', that never have I, in all my days, seen so many infuriating glitches in a software release as the new Photoshop. How many of us pay for a service and its updates, only to have to uninstall and revert to previous versions to save our deadlines and our sanity? Released too soon? I think so. Please, Adobe, don't use your loyal customers as guinea-pigs. We're trying to earn a living out here. 
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Are you using a tablet (Wacom)? Any system extensions? In all cases where this has been a problem it's been a conflict with another app or utility:
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Howdy Eric,

What Jeff said ^^^.  Also, are you having trouble with other spring-loaded shortcuts like CMD for Move or ALT for Eye Dropper?