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Adding invitees to a iCal almost impossible. As soon as I start typing the first two letters change to others. The only way I can enter a name is to type most of the name, go back and delete the first two letters, retype, and then complete the end.

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Whenever I start typing a name into invitees on my MacBook Pro, running 10.7.5, and also earlier versions, the first two letters change immediately after typing. The wroing names with the new generated letters show up and the only way to fix it is to keep typing, then go back and delete the first two letters, replacing them with the correct ones, and then going to the end and completing the name until is shows up correctly, or as an option that can be cliked on.


This is extremely time consuming and frustrating. I don't know what to do about it. Any ideas?





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,555 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.


    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.


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