Weird keyboard issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gravyboat, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. gravyboat macrumors member

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    This is odd: When I type the number "1" on email in black text (Thunderbird), it shows up as a slightly grayish-green color. All the other letters and numbers display as black.

    In Appleworks, if I type the number "1" repeatedly, every other "1" is displayed as a slightly thicker, grayer line. It does, however, print out correctly (all black "1"s.

    Can anyone help me solve this mystery?

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does the letter l look normal? What sort of display are you using? :)
     
  3. gravyboat thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. The letter "l" does look fine. It's just the number "1" which does this. This is on a 20" iSight iMac.

    Strange, huh?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's a very weird problem. Is it the same for all fonts and typefaces? Do you have any theme changing hacks or apps installed? :)
     
  5. gravyboat thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, it's only in Gil Sans Light- my favorite font. The others are fine. No new apps or hacks. It seems like a minor thing, but I just thought I'd ask in case it meant something more serious- hate for the computer to explode or something, and when I call Applecare the first thing they say is "Why did you keep using the iMac when you had the dreaded number '1' keyboard issue?" :rolleyes:

    I appreciate the help, mad jew.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say that at most it's just a font issue that could probably be remedied by reinstalling Gil Sans Light however whether that's worth the hassle is up to you. I doubt it's a sign of deeper trouble though. :)
     
  7. gravyboat thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree with you, mad jew. I'm going to let it slide.

    Thanks again.
     

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