Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) has a search embedded in the help menu of every application. This search returns links to menu items within Variations and links to non-Variations help documentation. Currently, Variations does not make use of the Mac OSX help documentation features. This results in Apple's default functionality which is to return any help documentation results in the help menu search. There is no workaround.
Apple Key-Space keystroke causes Spotlight search to open when in Variations
On Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger), Apple Key-Space causes Mac Spotlight search to open and does not cause the Variations player to pause playback. On Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard), this keystroke causes Mac Spotlight search to open, but also pauses playback within Variations.