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Can't change keyboard shortcuts

565 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 9:16 AM by Eric Root RSS
MacDaddi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 29, 2013 9:21 AM

I'm logged in as the Administrator. I go to System Preferences/Keyboard and to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. I select Launchpad & Dock from the left column and check Show Launchpad on the right. A field appears to key in a command but nothing will type into that field. When I checked the other items that are in the left column, none of them will allow me to type anything into the field either.

 

Not sure what I could be doing wrong but if you have any ideas let me know! Thanks for the help!

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,810 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to MacDaddi)

    Try selecting the keys you want to set as the shortcut after the field is open.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,810 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to MacDaddi)

    What worked for me was instead of trying to type directly into the field on the right, I hit the keys I wanted to be the shortcut, which entered into the field. For example, I at first selected an fn key and it entered into the field. I then highlighted the entry and hit another key and it became the shortcut. Once you have the field open, you hit the desired key combination to enter it without having to type it directly into the field.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,810 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to MacDaddi)

    I am working in my Snow Leopard partition. If it still isn't clear, I can post screen shots of what I mean tomorrow.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,810 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to MacDaddi)

    You are welcome. Glad I could help.

     

    I agree with your second paragraph. It is a bit odd.

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