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Bug found when Lion goes to sleep with a keyboard switched to another language

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Sep 16, 2012 10:07 PM

I have now come several times come across what appears to be an easy reproductible bug, which occurs when Lion goes to sleep with a keyboard switched to another language (mostly European languages).


I am using several keyboard including the U.S. standard keyboard, the Swiss French keyboard, the Japanese keyboard, and Asian extended keyboard (a nonstandard keyboard not provided by Apple).


When I am writing text in French using the Swiss French keyboard and my Mac goes to sleep, I need to input my admin password to wake it up because I have chosen this option in Security & Privacy. The problem is that some keys are in different locations because of the different keyboard. Thus, my computer rejects the password ad infinitum, and I finally have to force it to shut down. Once it reboots, the problem is over because the same bug does not persist in the login screen.


I am surprised nobody seems to have run into this problem before. Or am I missing something?

Either a solution (other than simply having a PW that remains the same whatever the keyboard) or an acknowledgement that this is indeed a bug would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you for your time.


P.S.: The same bug occurs on my iMac and on MacBook Pro, which both have Lion 10.7.4 installed.

iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo and MacBook Pro 17" 2.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)

    You aren't talking to Apple here, just other users like yourself.  The channel to report bugs is




    In system preferences/users & groups/login options, have you checked the box for Show Input Menu at Login Page?


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