Photoshop: Space bar no longer accesses hand tool

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Space bar no longer access hand tool. I haven't changed any of the keyboard shortcuts, but suddenly my space bar no longer accesses the pan tool. Restarted Photoshop, deleted the settings file, and no improvement. Photoshop 15.0 OS X 10.10
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iMatt

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David, Official Rep

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Hi Matt,

You recently upgraded to Yosemite, right?  Try installing this workaround for the bug in your new OS: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-menus-turn-white-mac.html

Thanks,
David
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Photoshop 15 (CC 2014) doesn't need that plugin, and already has the OS bug workarounds built into the app.

My first guess would be an OS shortcut using the spacebar (like the Easy Access settings), or changing the keyboard localization/layout.

But we have also seen other apps consume key events (Chrome did this for a few weeks, and they fixed it in a new release).
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iMatt

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Yeah I thought might be the accessibly options as well, and I disabled any shortcut that needed the space bar, but that didn't help.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If what David suggests doesn't work, look to see what other applications are running. Then quit them one by one until you find the culprit. Then see if there's an update for the app with the issue:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/k...
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iMatt

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Thanks for the response. I was able to get it to work again after restarting. I have some more options to pursue now. Thanks for the suggestions.