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Virtual Keyboard shows up on admin password prompt.

1893 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 11:17 AM by tikoqeri RSS
svkrzn Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jan 27, 2012 12:31 PM

Hello, since i upgradet to Lion, i always had this problem but i ignored it. Sometimes i need to use virtual keyboard for russian language. So i open it from the preferences and use it. After that i close it in the same way i opened. Seems all ok. But from now on, every time the system asks for admin password (for example uninstall app store apps, login or switching the user etc) virtual keyboard shows up automatically and there is no way to get rid of it until i reboot.


Is there a way to fix that?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), MBP 5.3 - Crucial 8GB DDR3 1066Mhz
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,855 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to svkrzn)

    Try trashing the .plist in Home/Library/Preferences with KeyboardViewer in its name.

  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,470 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to svkrzn)
  • Kumar42 Calculating status...
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to svkrzn)

    svkrzn's final solution worked for me too! Thanks!


    To clarify, the steps are -


    1. With the password prompt closed, switch to the other language (ex: Devanagari) you used.
    2. Reopen the password prompt (example: by doing "show password" in Keychain Access). The language will automatically switch to the default and the keyboard/character viewer won't appear.
    3. Close password prompt
    4. Switch back to original language (ex: US English).
  • tikoqeri Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Kumar42)

    Great - this workded for me!


    svkrzn - thank you for figuring it out.

    Kumar42 - thank you for the detailed steps.


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