My apple/cmd key just "broke"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by basse, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. basse macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I was browsing with Safari not 2 minutes ago when I tried changing apps with cmd+tab and nothing happened. Now the cmd key works only inside apps, ie. in Safari I can create and delete tabs, close windows and programs. However I cannot change apps with cmd+tab, change spaces with cmd+number, my dock won't come up and all four hot corners are inactive.

    I don't recall accidentally hitting any key combinations. Is it possible to somehow reset this withour rebooting the machine.

    I'm on mid-2008 15" MBP, 2.4GHz, 4GB, 256MB VRAM. Cmd key behaviour is the same with my external keyboard and MBP's built-in one.

    Thanks!

    //basse
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #2
    You could try relaunching the Dock; open Terminal and type

    killall Dock

    Then option + right click on the finder icon to relaunch it.
     
  3. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    #3
    Why would you not want to restart your machine? If you do this, it's incredibly likely that this will solve your problem.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #5
    If you're worried about breaking your uptime, you could try logging out and back in again rather than restarting.
     

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