View Full Version : Space bar stopped triggering Quick Look, but cmd-y still works

Apr 1, 2013, 02:36 PM
This has happened before. A logout ->login or reboot fixes it. However, it's supremely annoying when it happens and I'd love to know how to fix it without rebooting, or what causes it so that I can prevent it in the future.

Basically, space bar does NOTHING when an item is selected. But cmd-y, or opening the context menu and hitting Quick Look still works.

Any ideas? Has anyone else seen this?

Apr 1, 2013, 02:39 PM
Did you change your keyboard shortcuts in an other application, or someplace else in the system?

You can try going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts tab, and click on "Restore Defaults" .

That said, if you have created other shortcuts, it will delete those in favor of the default system settings.