Moving the cursor and selecting text using keyboard does not work

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by InquiringMac, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. InquiringMac macrumors newbie

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    Dear forum members!


    PROBLEM: Moving the cursor and selecting text using Logitech Bluetooth keyboard K811 stopped working correctly under Mac OS 10.10.5 some time after the upgrade from Mac OS 10.10.4 (I do realize this may not be the cause of my troubles).


    Examples of the current behaviour using MS Word for Mac 2011 (latest update 14.5.4 installed):


    LEFT ARROW – cursor moves to the beginning of the current line

    RIGHT ARROW – cursor moves to the end of the current line

    UP ARROW - cursor moves up about a dozen of lines

    DOWN ARROW- cursor moves down about a dozen of lines

    SHIFT + LEFT ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the beginning of the current line

    SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the end of the current line

    SHIFT + DOWN ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the end of the current page

    SHIFT + UP ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the beginning of the current page


    But wait, it gets even better in Pages (version 5.5.3):


    ARROW keys have no effect at all!

    SHIFT + LEFT ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the beginning of the current page

    SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the end of the current page

    SHIFT + DOWN ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the end of the current page

    SHIFT + UP ARROW – text selected from the cursor position to the beginning of the current page


    I am not sure I am posting at the right place, but I have no idea where else to go to: Logitech support never got back to me…


    I am not a Mac guru… Please, please help!
     
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

    Kissmyne

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    Apr 21, 2015
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    How old are the batteries in the keyboard?

    Have you unpaired and re-paired the bluetooth keyboard with your Mac?(Go to System Preferences>Bluetooth, find your device listing and click unpair, then follow your keyboards instructions to place it into discovery mode and re-pair it)

    Does this issue occur with another keyboard(USB wired keyboard preferred)?
     
  3. InquiringMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 16, 2013
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    Thank you very kindly Kissmyne: worked like a charm!
     

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