How to install new software with a broken keyboard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macinda, May 22, 2009.

  1. macinda macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I feel even embarased to make such a question but i really have a huge problem.
    My keyboard is broken so i went and bought a microsoft wireless desktop for Mac.
    Im trying to install the software and Installer requires the admin password which-obviously i cant type through my old nor new keyboard.
    Could u please help me with this?What could i do to finish the installation and be able to use the new keyboard?
    Thank u in advance
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Can you copy and paste the characters for your password using the mouse?
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Don't be embarrassed, it's can happen to anyone.

    You may want to try using the Keyboard Viewer to enter the password on-screen. Do this:

    Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > International

    Click the "Input Menu" tab at the top, and then check the box labeled "Keyboard Viewer".

    You'll notice in the upper-right corner of the menu bar (next to the clock), there will be a small picture of a flag. Click on it, and choose "Show Keyboard Viewer".

    This will open an on-screen keyboard which with you can use to type your password in. :)
     
  4. macinda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried to copy the characters of my password throught the only thing i have access to, a web page but paste doesnt work when i try to do it in the password field:(
     
  5. macinda thread starter macrumors newbie

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