Magic Keyboard-Caps Lock problem

Growler

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 15, 2011
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I already called Apple Care about this and they have no solution. My Caps Lock will not remain disabled! I have now disabled it for the fourth time in the past ~ one week.

System preferences/Keyboard/ keyboard tab/ modifier keys button

1st choice of the four is caps lock. I change it to “no action.” I click "OK"

Caps Lock is off and does not work but, within 2 to 3 days… it's back working again!
 

davidturner

macrumors member
Jun 10, 2015
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
I'm having this exact issue, except that it's happening every time I into my account. Highly frustrating. Tried removing preferences files relating to these settings, and restarting the Mac, and have (at the suggestion of local Apple Staff) preformed an NVRAM reset. Neither helped.
 

Growler

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 15, 2011
14
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Mine just turned itself on again 11-20-2016.

AND AGAIN NOW!

I wonder if it turns itself on whenever you restart your Mac?


I will test it now.
[doublepost=1479925274][/doublepost]Yes!

I again disabled Caps Lock, verified it was indeed OFF & restarted. It again reset to enabled!

Try it.

So, the issue is that caps lock reverts to default factory ON setting upon restart.
Now, the issue is how to keep caps lock off despite restarting your Mac!
 

dmrowley

macrumors 6502
Aug 4, 2010
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Dortches, NC
I am glad it is not just me. As a very bad typist, I hate the caps lock. Disabling it is one of the first things I do when setting up a new Mac...
 

Growler

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 15, 2011
14
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This did not happen in my 2007 24” iMac which ran; Leopard, Snow Leopard & finally Mavericks. It happens every. single. time. on my new 27” iMac whenever I restart.


I think more people are not complaining about this bc they are good typists who have no need to disable CL.
 

bsc

macrumors newbie
Jun 14, 2011
3
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This happens to me every time after it goes into standby (not sleep). It's not just Caps Lock. I tried changing Control and it changes back after my Mac wakes up from standby. It looks as if the modifier keys get reset after reboot or waking from standby. This only started with 10.12.
 

1024724

macrumors member
Apr 4, 2016
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77
Been happening consistently for me on two of three machines as well. The Mac mini retains the setting while the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro don't. Mac mini has an OEM Apple keyboard attached permanently but so does the MacBook Pro in a way ;). Does anyone that posted above have Spotlight disabled?
 

Growler

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 15, 2011
14
0
...So, the issue is that caps lock reverts to default factory ON setting upon restart.
Now, the issue is how to keep caps lock off despite restarting your Mac!
10.12.4 update fixes this issue!
 

1024724

macrumors member
Apr 4, 2016
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77
Woohoo! First thing I checked after the update.

Here's to 10.12.5 breaking it again.
 
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