Enter key not working

pmakker

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 16, 2009
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Need some help here...All of a sudden my "Enter" key next to my space bar (Macbook Pro Santa Rosa) stopped working in OS X. However it still works in boot camp. This is annoying to me because I primarily use that key instead of the main return key. OS X doesn't seem to recognize me pushing this key at all. Even if I go to keyboard shortcuts and try to change any random thing to the enter key, nothing happens when I press that enter. It is as if it doesn't even know I'm pushing anything.

Please help:confused:
 

Ashka

macrumors 6502a
Aug 9, 2008
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New Zealand
I know the keyboards vary around the world but I've yet to see an enter/return key next to the space bar.
Command/apple key is either side and option/alt next.

Check the System prefs > Keyboard > modifier keys > drop down list.

Have you installed software to change the command or option/alt keys into the windows key?
 

Gregg2

macrumors 603
May 22, 2008
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Milwaukee, WI
He said the key worked in bootcamp, read posts more carefully before replying.
Here's another constructive suggestion:

com.apple.keyboardtype.plist
It's not found in your User path,
just Library / Preferences

Maybe it's corrupt. (?) Won't hurt to find out, but don't delete it, just in case. Move it to the Desktop. (You can always put it back.) You might have to Restart to create a new one.
 

bocciaman

macrumors newbie
Dec 29, 2012
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Enter key on full Mac keyboard not working

I had this problem where the "Enter" key on my numeric pad on my full, wired Mac keyboard wouldn't respond. So I did some searching and found it was related to a program called DoubleCommand, which made that single "Enter key into a "Command" key.

I re-mapped it and it finally worked.
 

drunkskeeterpilot

macrumors newbie
Aug 20, 2015
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Need some help here...All of a sudden my "Enter" key next to my space bar (Macbook Pro Santa Rosa) stopped working in OS X. However it still works in boot camp. This is annoying to me because I primarily use that key instead of the main return key. OS X doesn't seem to recognize me pushing this key at all. Even if I go to keyboard shortcuts and try to change any random thing to the enter key, nothing happens when I press that enter. It is as if it doesn't even know I'm pushing anything.

Please help:confused:
If you're asking in the context of certain programs like TextWrangler specifically, that one has a preference to make Enter key produce a Return stroke. The Return and Enter keys are different on MAC than on Windows full keyboards, which see them both as the same key -- Enter (return).
 

greenvomit8

macrumors newbie
Mar 18, 2012
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Thank you drunkskeeterpilot for steering me in the right path.
I was having the same problem where the enter key on my USB extended keyboard would not register for Mac OS but would for VMWare Fusion Vms.
Text Wrangler default preference "Enter key generates Return" was disabled.
Enabling this preference restored the use of my enter key for mac OS.