3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 6:13 PM by BDAqua
keraunoscopia Level 1 (25 points)

I don't think I've ever been so annoyed in my life. I must have typed some magical shortcut and locked my option key. I couldn't do anything. Does anyone know what happened, so that I can go through my life NEVER doing that ever again?!


Typing resulted in: †πˆ˜© ®´ß¨¬†´´, but my mouse worked. So I could get to the Safari browser, but I couldn't type in my question. I took a huge gamble and logged out (with my mouse) hoping against hope it would reset the keyboard and I could type my password to get back in.


But I lost a lot of work because of this joke Mac snuck into their system. I want to know what happened. Thanks.

MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz 2GB
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Whew, strange one, but if it happens again look in System Preferences>International & see if Input has been changed, look in Universal Access>Keyboard & see if Sticky keys or Slow keys is enabled.


    Can't think of much else it could be, but might try unplugging the KB & plugging it back in... whoops, it's a Laptop, check if the Battery might be bulging & torquing the KB.

  • keraunoscopia Level 1 (25 points)

    Months down the road, have not been able to reproduce what happened. I simply must have found a shortcut key or something silly. No issues since then. (And good suggestion with the battery, but that's fine)

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    OK, thanks for the report, & good luck!