Everytime I click either alt, shift or command on my mac the symbol appears on screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by followyourexit, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. followyourexit macrumors newbie

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #2
    System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Keyboard

    Uncheck "Display pressed keys on screen"
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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     -> System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Keyboard -> Sticky Keys: Off

    Alternatively, if you want Sticky Keys enabled, just uncheck Display pressed keys on screen.

    Beat me to it. Again. :p
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you got Sticky Keys (and Display pressed keys on screen) turned on under Universal Access in System Preferences.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    At least you came in second. ;)
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    You bloody bastards. I wanted to do that. And what do I get in return? A Kernel Panic.

    I wanted to see what those Sticky Keys are so I enabled it and pressed the following keys in succession (but only one key at a time):

    CMD > OPTION > CTRL > SHIFT > CAPS.

    Then i wanted to press A, but the veil of darkness descended on my screen and notified my of my current options. Please restart or go to the loo. But it made me laugh and nothing was lost. It was my first KP on my private Macs this year, so one in four months is quite a good average with three Macs.

    I just wanted to get it off my chest, and I think some will believe me, I was pissed I couldn't get a screen shot and today I gave my camera away to a friend.

    spinnerlys, still strangely laughing and looking up the recipe on semolina paste.

    PS: Sorry about the missing graphics, will it do at a later time.
     
  7. followyourexit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Thankyou so much, that was driving me insane!! haha!

    Thanks again!

    Si
     

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