"F" keys and trackpad causing problems

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  1. Blueeyeddancer8 macrumors newbie

    Blueeyeddancer8

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    I bought one of the new macbooks that came out in October and for the past week the trackpad has been "possessed" it works sometimes, other times it ignores my touch but acts like someone is touching it. It will make the text in my safari window bigger and smaller, navigate to other pages for me, and create new folders on my desktop. There are no problems when I use a usb mouse. I just turned on my macbook and the "F keys" aren't working right. The volume buttons are causing my dashboard to pop up, the next key is causing spaces to pop up, and none of them are working like they're supposed to. How do I fix this? Please help! Thanks so much
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Try resetting the PRAM and SMC .

    Sounds like an SMC issue.
     
  3. Blueeyeddancer8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    seems pretty easy to do, but will I lose anything I have saved on my computer?
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Nope.
     
  5. Blueeyeddancer8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    F keys

    My F keys are still doing the wrong things, but now the trackpad works! Thanks for helping me out with that, but does anyone have any ideas on how to fix the F key problem? Thanks
     
  6. Blueeyeddancer8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    fixed it, thanks again!
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Was it the 'Use all F1, F2 etc. keys as standard function keys' checkbox in System Preferences>Keyboard?
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    What got the keyboard back in line?
     
  9. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    This is what I was going to suggest the OP try to fix the issue, but seems she got it done on her own.
     
  10. Blueeyeddancer8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    f keys

    the F keys were because of some silly little box that was checked
     

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