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It used to be that pressing the space bar in Quicktime Player would pause a video. However, beginning with Lion, it seems that it sometimes pauses the video, but other times it skips or jumps the video to a random location.

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The problem is if you use the two fingered gesture to fast-forward or rewind the video. As soon as you do, you'll notice that the tab focus jumps to the position indicator.

Here's a normal Quicktime Player control before using gestures: enter image description here

Here's what the control looks like as soon as you use a fast-forward or rewind gesture: enter image description here

Notice that the diamond position indicator is now blue.

Seems to be a particularly annoying bug in the player.

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If anyone is filing a bug report, it only seems to happen when full keyboard access is enabled. – user495470 Jul 9 '12 at 6:52

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