# Altium Designer space bar doesn't rotate components

I am having a strange behaviour in Altium 14. When I place a component on the PCB in PCB Editor, if I press space bar, instead of rotating the component by 90°, it only opens a dialog where I have to enter the number of degrees by which I want to turn the component -- this is very annoying.

I have already checked the PCB Editor Preferences in DXP Preferences and the rotation step is already set to 90°, but still it asks me how much I want to rotate every single time I press space bar...

I also found that pressing L opens the View configurations instead of flipping components.

Any idea how to change this?

PS: I have already tried to reset the default settings from the Preferences, still without success.

• Have you tried closing the program ? Altium is like Windows. When it doesnt work, restart. – efox29 Mar 22 '16 at 8:47
• I've not got a copy of Altium on this computer but from what I remember, if you go into preferences and click PCB Editor, then under 'Other' it should have the rotation step amount, if this is blank then I assume that is why it is asking you each time. Just check this is set to 90 – Doodle Mar 22 '16 at 8:54
• @Hayman I've tried to blank out the rotation step, but it defaults back to whatever it was before. I am on Altium 16, so maybe this was changed. OP give it a shot. – efox29 Mar 22 '16 at 9:06
• Hi, I have tried to close altium and to restart it, i even tried to open a new project, with same result. – chris Mar 22 '16 at 9:08
• My rotation step is set to 90 so normally it shoudl rotate automatically, but it doesn't. – chris Mar 22 '16 at 9:09