Command Key & Troubleshooting keypad

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AshleyBuckles, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. AshleyBuckles macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2003
    First off, if anyone has experienced my problems, please contact me!! Thank You!

    I am using an iMAC G3

    When I use my command key alone with another, the command key symbol and an up arrow (as an example) appear on my screen...When this happens, I also hear a 'typewriter' effect.. Why does it do this and how can I stop it from doing this? It's VERY annoying.

    My biggest problem is my keypad not working.. Of course, I have checked the obvious, such as turning on and off numlock, I have restarted, I have unplugged and replugged in the USB. I am using an apple pro keyboard. I can use the numbers on the keypad if I hold down the shift key or option key while pressing a number. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME?

    Thank You so much!
  2. MacBoyX macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2003
    East Coast, USA
    Re: Command Key & Troubleshooting keypad

    It sounds to me that you have Sticky Keys on. To turn it off go to
    System Prefs, Universal Access, Keyboard and turn them off. That might also fix your keypad problem. If it doesn't let us know.

    The Sticky Key functions enable people who have disabilities that would not allow them to HOLD a key and press another key by queueing up the keystrokes you have made.

    It gets turned on when u press the shift key 5 times in a row

    Hope that helps...

  3. ebuc macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2003
    I just had a very similar problem yesterday where my whole numpad wouldn't work. I went to System Preferences then Universal Access then Mouse, thened turn OFF Mouse Keys. Though its kinda fun to keep them on for a while to play with moving the mouse with the numpad....
  4. AshleyBuckles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2003
    Reply to MacBoyX & EBUC

    Thank you so much! Both of your solutions fixed my problems. I had no idea how to fix it. Thank you again! :D

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