Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 11:33 PM (in response to joycecrazy)
The connection between pressing the "shift" key and the overall slow-down problem (and strange beeps) sounds like it might be related to the Universal Access system preference. Check the keyboard tab of Universal Access in the System Preferences.... there are features here to make using the keyboard easier for those people with limited mobility. These features can get in the way and make using the keyboard difficult for people without mobility issues.
Check that the "on/off" control for something called "Sticky Keys" is OFF; that the checkbox to enable "sticky keys" by repeatedly pressing the SHIFT key is not checked; and finally that the "Slow Keys" on/off control is OFF. This last one sounds very much like what you may be experiencing -- Slow Keys inserts a delay between each and every keystroke. If this is on, it adds a horribly long delay between pressing the key and having something happen.
Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to Rob Crestani)
thank u very much
but the noise and slowness remained unchanged after i checked all the things u suggested
and i found it's easy to type in english,but when when i type in chinese,it takes a while for the words to appear on screen.
and my mac is really slow...even using safari is a nightmare
btw, i uses leopard 10.65
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 11:36 PM (in response to joycecrazy)
You should update to the latest version of Snow Leopard (it is now at version 10.6.8) and see if this helps. This will also install a number of security updates to help protect you from potential viruses.
The few other things I can suggest to try are:
1) checking the hard disk by running "Verify Disk" in the Disk Utility program (see the Apple KB article at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782 for instructions)
2) check and repair file access privileges (see Apple kb article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1452)
3) make sure the Startup Disk System Preference shows the Macbook Air's hard disk is selected.
Sorry I have no experience with Chinese input on the mac, however I did find this website http://www.yale.edu/chinesemac that may further help. Good luck!
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