The software sometimes just doesn't react to space bar being pressed and instead of panning the picture, as desired, I "accidentally" use the selected tool. Quite frustrating, especially when one is in a hurry (as I often am), so pardon me if I don't sound polite enough right now. I do have a cheap tablet (a $150 "Genius"), but I don't think it's got anything to do with it (if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me),

Also, the caption "selection prevents painting" appears almost only during failed attempts to pan using "space". Never otherwise, and certainly not when I try to actually paint over the unselected areas.

Another thing regarding selection - I wish... it's Christmas soon, so let it be a Christmas present, huh? ..... I wish for more detailed selection shortcuts - "L" for lasso, "W" for wand, stuff like that. "Shift+S" will drive me into the ground. Pretty please? :-* :-* :-*