Space key not working in the illustrator in MAC

Hi... I am facing problem in the illustrator CS3 for Mac.
while working on illustrator space key, option key and Shift keys are not working.
everytime i have to logoff/restart to make it work.

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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
First try to reset Illustrators preference file by holding down Comand + Option/Alt + Shift while Illustrator starts up.

Make sure that Spotlight is not taking your shortcuts away in System Preferences>Spotlight.

In CS3 there are some applications that are known for interrupting these keys in Illustrator. Start Illustrator before you open: Entourage, TextMate or Firefox.

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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Question asked on 04/09/10  and answered same day with a completely . Then more than half year later "no need now" and no further explanations?

Did the suggested answer not work in the last seven months? Was it never tried? Did a software update solve the problem? New computer?

I am not really satisfied with the askers reactions.
mcpl_at_eeAuthor Commented:
Unfortunatelly didn't got chance to check the provided solution... as system got crashed next day & then installed latest version of CS4.

 but it seems that is may resolve the issue & that's the reason have approved that question.

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