Option key doesnt respond in Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by multidanze, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. multidanze, Nov 6, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2014

    multidanze macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2014
    Hi, i have an iMac late 2009 and recently i installed yosemite. Clean install.
    I have a problem with the bluetooth keyboard. Although the option key works (i can boot with option pressed), inside the Yosemite it doesnt.
    I opened the keyboard viewer and when i press option key it shows the extra chars only a few are "enabled" (they show them in orange background). When i try to enter the euro symbol (option + shift + 2) it doesn't work or when i try to see the source of a website (option + cmd + U).

    I tried to do a NVRAM reset (option + cmd + p + r) with no luck.

    Is there anything else i can do?
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Apple keyboard, or some other brand?
    Try eliminating the keyboard using Bluetooth System Prefs, and then re-adding. Remove is in the contextual menu that pops up when you right click on a listed bluetooth device.
    By default, the Bluetooth setup assistant should start up when you reboot with no paired or attached keyboard.

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