Command C not working on left side only

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kevincopeland, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kevincopeland macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    When I try to copy using Command 'c' with the Command key on the left side, it doesn't work. But using the right Command key with 'c' does work. Using the right or left Command key with 'v' (paste) works.

    (Any program has this issue).

    I reset the defaults in the keyboard preferences, but this did not help.

    Any ideas?

    21.5" iMac11,2. 3.2 intel i3, 4 gb ram

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What Mac OS X version do you use? Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
    Did a restart work? Did you try another keyboard?
  3. seanm9 macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2007
    Cape Cod, MA
    Could mean that the left CMD key is broken... try a different keyboard or that keyboard on a different machine... I got water on a keyboard once and after i dried it off it worked except for the left shift, and left control and left option. All the other keys were fine...
  4. bflowers macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2006
    Is it just Command-C? Does that command key work for everything else? Try holding the command key down with one hand and typing C with the other, just to make sure you aren't inadvertently failing to apply full pressure to the key based on hand position. I've done that with different modifier keys on various keyboards.

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