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Old Dec 16, 2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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Enter key not working

Need some help here...All of a sudden my "Enter" key next to my space bar (Macbook Pro Santa Rosa) stopped working in OS X. However it still works in boot camp. This is annoying to me because I primarily use that key instead of the main return key. OS X doesn't seem to recognize me pushing this key at all. Even if I go to keyboard shortcuts and try to change any random thing to the enter key, nothing happens when I press that enter. It is as if it doesn't even know I'm pushing anything.

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Old Dec 17, 2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Have you popped the key off and cleaned under it? Maybe try some compressed air first. Was anything spilled on it?
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Have you popped the key off and cleaned under it? Maybe try some compressed air first. Was anything spilled on it?
He said the key worked in bootcamp, read posts more carefully before replying.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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I know the keyboards vary around the world but I've yet to see an enter/return key next to the space bar.
Command/apple key is either side and option/alt next.

Check the System prefs > Keyboard > modifier keys > drop down list.

Have you installed software to change the command or option/alt keys into the windows key?
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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He said the key worked in bootcamp, read posts more carefully before replying.
Here's another constructive suggestion:

com.apple.keyboardtype.plist
It's not found in your User path,
just Library / Preferences

Maybe it's corrupt. (?) Won't hurt to find out, but don't delete it, just in case. Move it to the Desktop. (You can always put it back.) You might have to Restart to create a new one.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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Enter key on full Mac keyboard not working

I had this problem where the "Enter" key on my numeric pad on my full, wired Mac keyboard wouldn't respond. So I did some searching and found it was related to a program called DoubleCommand, which made that single "Enter key into a "Command" key.

I re-mapped it and it finally worked.
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