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2962 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2009 3:30 PM by Chester Wood
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2008 5:00 PM (in response to kdwinnell)I'm having the exact same problem. It's very frustrating as it makes using the laptop very annoying. Any suggestions?15" Unibody MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 16GB iPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2008 7:11 PM (in response to kdwinnell)OK, I've solved the problem. Here's how you fix it:
1. Plug in the external keyboard and set the modifier keys to work correctly with the external keyboard.
2. Change the modifier keys back to default settings. Try the laptop keyboard to insure the modifier keys work correctly.
3. Go back to the modifier keys section and in the "Select keyboard:" drop down pick the external keyboard.
4. Change the modifier keys to work with the external keyboard.
5. Test both keyboards, they should now work.
You might not have to do all these steps, but that's what I did and it worked. Good luck.15" Unibody MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 16GB iPod Touch
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2008 7:36 AM (in response to codingmonkey)Awesome! I'll try this. I did discover the Restore Defaults worked when the keyboard is plugged in, but not if I've disconnected the keyboard. I'll try your steps to make a permanent fix when I'm back at my desk.
Message was edited by: kdwinnellMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2008 10:03 AM (in response to codingmonkey)That did it. Thanks for clearing it up for me. I never saw the keyboard drop down though I thought there should be one -- blind spot I guess.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2009 8:18 AM (in response to kdwinnell)Brilliant - thanks for solving problem for me as well!
I had originally used a Dell keyboard with my Mac Mini but ditched it for a Apple wireless keyboard and then couldn't work out why any variation of key modifiers always resulted in Command and Control permanently swapped on my Apple keyboard.
Your tip has prevented a trip to the local Genius Bar! Thanks againMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Apple wireless keyboard
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2009 12:24 PM (in response to kdwinnell)Check this discussion:
I had the same problems as you guys and it worked perfectly without pluging a stupid keyboard in and out again...
Good luck.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2009 3:30 PM (in response to codingmonkey)Cool! Never noticed the "Select Keyboard" dropdown before. Now I can switch back and
forth between keyboards without opening and changing the preference pain (sic) each time!
Thanks.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)