Caps Lock key doesn't work on Magic Keyboard.

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  1. The Doctor11, Nov 7, 2015
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    The Doctor11

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    Hello,

    I bought a late 2015 27 inch 5k iMac and with it of course I got a Magic Keyboard. I've been using it for almost two weeks and I've noticed the caps lock key has a very very high fail rate. I'll push it and it just doesn't do anything. I've noticed it really only happens when pushing it fast, like when I'm typing. If I hold it down it works just fine.

    If you have a Magic Keyboard can you please press caps lock a couple of times and tell me its working as you'd expect. I'm trying to see if its a wide spread issue or not. If its not I'll probably drive out to the Apple Store and get it replaced. If it is wide spread its probably not worth risking getting another bad keyboard for something I use minimally.

    Thank You.


    Video of my keyboard


    EDIT: I know know that this is a so called feature. Apple doesn't want me to accidentally press the caps lock key, as if its any more important then accidentally pressing any one of the other keys :rolleyes:
     
  2. double329 macrumors 6502

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    Regardless of how wide spread the issue, I would get it replace. I will check mine.
     
  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    Since they all do it, it looks like a feature, not a bug.
     
  4. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Did some googling... You're right this is a so called feature
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13809?locale=en_US
    What a ****** feature. If I'm pressing the key thats suppose to mean I'm pressing the ****ing key.
     
  5. kazibole macrumors member

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    After I saw the video all I can do is shake my head... In the video you are not pressing the key like someone would normally press the key.
     
  6. dangerfish macrumors 6502

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    This is my 2013 MBA (which I consider to be in perfect working condition). I would recommend taking some Ritalin or learn to type like normal person.

     
  7. CelestialToys macrumors 6502

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    This has been a feature on Macs for as long as I can remember. It's the same on all of their keyboards.
     
  8. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So sorry. I hope this video is up to your very high online forum standard. Also don't complain that I'm pushing the keys to hard, I had to accommodate for the tripod.
     
  9. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    +1. Same on my MacBook. First, I thought it was faulty. Then learned that it was a "feature".
     
  10. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I wouldn't be used to that feature as I use Windows computers. I think this could frustrate a new Mac/Magic keyboard user.
     
  11. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes thats me! I just got my first Mac almost two weeks ago. And this is kinda bothersome. I keep pushing it then what I type just isn't capital as I expected it to be.
     
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You don't have to use a Magic Keyboard, or any Apple keyboard for that matter. There are lots of third party keyboards that will work. Even a PC keyboard will work.
     
  13. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Naw I'm not going that far for the caps lock key. The Magic Keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used.
     
  14. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502

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    Like anything else thats different......IT JUST TRAKES A LITTLE GETTING USED TO.
    Damn CAPS key. :)
     

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