Keyboard Symbols Appearing On Screen

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iMacFan78, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. iMacFan78 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2006
    For some reason, whenever I press the Shift, Option, Control, or Command keys, their symbols appear in the center of the screen. It also appears that if I press one of them too many times, the key gets turned on permanently until I press it again. I'm on Leopard and have an Apple aluminum keyboard.

    Edit: I solved the problem by pressing the Shift key 5 times. I'm curious about what this is, though. It reminds me of StickyKeys on Windows.

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  2. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2007
    It is Sticky Keys. Sys Prefs->Universal Access->Keyboard
  3. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Sorry to bring back this old thread, but THANK YOU... Just bought a macbook air with Lion in the UK and it had this enabled and was driving me up a wall. Wonder why it was defaulted on.

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