Space bar stopped triggering Quick Look, but cmd-y still works

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by zorinlynx, Apr 1, 2013.

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    zorinlynx

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    #1
    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?
     
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    840quadra

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    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.
     

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