Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to DuncanFromChichester)
If, as you say, the problem is people using their mouse incorrectly, I'm not sure why it is Apple's problem to sort out.
I just checked Amazon for "usb mouse" and got 36,899 choices.
There are lots of mice out there, many of them inexpensive. I would expect that most of them work better than the somewhat gimmicky products that Apple sells. Just get one that works with the way you work.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Jeff Shenk)
I am afraid I am stuck on Apple, and I use several unique features of the Magic Mouse so I am loath to give it up. This seems quite a common problem, and it is not an obvious 'misuse' to leave one's finger resting on the mouse, so I think Apple should at least clarify the situation, and fix it if possible.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to DuncanFromChichester)
Are you sure that you aren't simply facing the behavior of the app when AutoSave apply ?
I already wrote many times that iWork was not coded with brains but with feet.
AutoSave reveal that to users which didn't took care before.
Try this scheme :
open a document
Menu > File > Duplicate
then work upon the duplicate.
If the described befavor continue to strike, I am wrong.
If it doesn't strike, I am right.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to humphrey_g)
OK, I have solved my version of this problem of the keyboard becoming unresponsive _only_ when I am in Numbers or Pages whenever I type a cmd or ctrl key combination (like cutting or pasting). Like many people I made use of Better Touch Tool when I was using Snow Leopard. I did not uninstall it when I moved up to Lion, but I didn't make use of it because Lion brought in the gestures that I needed. To be honest, I just completely forgot about it. Then, as soon as I upgraded to Pages '09 4.1 and Numbers '09 2.1, I started getting the problem 100% of the time.
So I completely uninstalled BTT, and the problem (so far) has gone away.
Summary: 3rd party App was the cause.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to fruhulda)
For me, this problem exists with a clean install of Lion and only Pages added -- i.e. no 3rd party app is needed to induce it. Colonel Hall, glad you've trained yourself so well! I'm still trying.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to DuncanFromChichester)
I have 100% fail on cmd v, cmd c and cmd x in ALL APPLICATIONS (Safari, gmail, MSOffice, everything). Here is cmd v √ (a checkmark), cmd c ç (that french c with the little tail, I forget the name), and cmd x ≈ (squiggly equals sign). Lion, magic mouse, and logitech wireless keyboard. I use these shortcuts a thousand times a day at work (on PC). It kills my shoulder to work for any time in my office apps on the mac. Suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to AbigailWA)
Those are the correct characters for option v, option c and option x. Are you sure you're using the command key? If its a Mac keyboard it's next to the spacebar, but if it's a PC keyboard you use the Windows key which is second from the spacebar.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 6:06 PM (in response to Jeff Shenk)
I'm sure I'm using the command key. BUT, Jeff Shenk, you have just changed my life!!
This keyboard has both a Windows (labeled with the flying window and the word Option) AND a cmd (labeled with Alt and the fourleafclover symbol) in the positions you describe.
So I tried windows-c on the last few words of the first line, and now I'm doing windows-v on the next line.
you have just changed my life!!
Thank you Jeff!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2012 2:01 AM (in response to DuncanFromChichester)
I'm having the same problem you discussed earlier, using Keynote 09 on a machine with Snow Leopard and no magic mouse, just a touchpad. The input issue arises in exactly the conditions you described even in these conditions. Thanks for diagnosing the problem so well -- I just hope I'll be able to pay enough attention to keep the characters appearing on the screen.
Still no luck with the Apple folks, eh? I'll add my voice to the complaints.