Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 5:47 PM (in response to Mike Kahn)
I have actually been having the same issue - though with a wired keyboard. At first I thought it was me, but it's started happening more frequently, only on this machine (my MacBook Pro). Similar behavior - happens when I start typing after a pause (usually a long one).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2011 4:15 PM (in response to Mike Kahn)
The transposing of letters seems to happen in the first word typed after changing to a new application. For example, if I am in Mail and then move to Safari, the first word typed in the Safari search box will almost always have the transposed letters.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to Mike Kahn)
I'm having the same issue on BOTH an old, black MacBook and my 24" iMac with a wired Apple keyboard. Both started this behavior after upgrading to Lion. After a while of inactivity or switching applications the FIRST time I start typing, it will transpose the initial few characters. After that everything works fine.
It's very frustrating and definitely only starting happening after upgrading to Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to Mike Kahn)
Seeing the same issue... running Lion on my Mac Pro. Thought it might be my keyboard, so I bought a new one... still the same problem.EXTREMELY frustrating!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to Mike Kahn)
I have experienced this VERY annoying issue many times per day since upgrading to Lion, both on my 27" iMac and 13" MacBook Air. I have searched may forums for help, but have not come across any working remedies yet. I first thought my typing skills had deteriorated, but on closer inspection found the samw patterns as described above. I have tried turning off TextExpander and other third party progarms, to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Einar Dehli)
I recently experienced this same problem, along with intermittent network disconnects.
After trying all sorts of fixes I discovered that it related to an older external USB drive that I rarely access but is alwasy connected. It had become unresponsive. Once I disconnected and reconnected and restarted it, both problems disappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Mike Kahn)
I don't believe that I have an older external USB drive to disconnect, but I have now bought two wireless keyboards and have the same problem. I am finding this very frustrating and feel that it must have something to do with my new iMac. Has anyone else come up with a solution? What is Apple saying?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to Jacqueline130)
I have this problem also. MacBook 15", running Snow Leopard. So it doesn't seem to have anything to do with Lion or Mountain Lion, at least not on my MacBook. It does this both on the built-in keyboard AND on Apple's wireless keyboard I'm using all the time. It's only the first 2 or 3 letters (or numbers), and once I get started and over the first hurdle it works fine. WHY doesn't Apple have any solution to this that they could put up here and help us out. It couldn't be that complicated, probably something minor but hard to figure out issue. VERY annoying, and so frustrating. Espeially when trying to type passwords which are hidden so you can't see what you type. Grrr. PLEASE, ANYONE, HELP.