Broken command T

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Temptations, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Temptations macrumors newbie

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    #1
    When I want to open a new tab in Safari, FireFox and Opera I press the keyboard shortcut of command & T but it no longer works. command w closes the window, command r refreshes the page. Any ideas what is wrong?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The two things to check would be going to the Pref Pane for Keyboard and Mouse, selecting the Shortcuts tab, and looking through the list to see if there's a command-T in there anywhere; that might override the key command in other apps if there is. (I see a command-option-T in my list, but no straight command-T.)

    The other would be to ask if you installed any system additions/hacks recently that might have created a systemwide command-T shortcut to do something, that is then overriding the regular behavior.

    Obviously it's not the keyboard itself, since you can type it...
     
  3. MegaMan1311 macrumors regular

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    In addition to Mokosuke's advice, if you have Quicksilver (or any application that allows you to create keyboard shortcuts/triggers), check it, as well.

    I had a similar issue a while back, and it was because I accidently used the same thing for a trigger in Quicksilver.
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    It's weird. Sometimes system commands just stop working. For example, I do a fair bit of screen capturing (CMD+3) and (CMD+SHIFT+4) and for some reason, either one or both of those commands just stop working. It usually works again if I switch the command to something else (like I did the CMD+3, it's usually CMD+SHIFT+3) but I digress.
     
  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Yeah, my command ? to bring up Help just randomly stopped working too. Sigh :(
     
  6. Temptations thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I have fixed it. My speech shortcut was over riding it, thanks for all of your help :)
     

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