OS X keyboard shortcuts no longer work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by muaythai, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. muaythai macrumors member

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    Very strange- all my trusty default keyboard shortcuts, i.e cmd-shift-3, cmd-tab, F12, etc. no longer work! I've fiddled around in various system pref's but no luck. White MacBook, OS X v10.5.7. Any ideas?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Have you checked  -> System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts? Some of the shortcuts might have come unchecked for some reason... :confused:
     
  3. muaythai thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey BlueRevolution- yes, I did take a look at Keyboard Shortcuts and restored them to defaults. I also checked out Keyboard & Mouse/Mouse, to make sure the 3rd and 4th buttons were still assigned to Dashboard and Expose, respectively. I forgot to mention in my original post that Dashboard and Expose aren't working either- unless assigned to only the fn key on my keyboard!

    This is a weird one for sure. Maybe I need to zap the PRAM...
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Try creating a new user account. Do your shortcuts work normally there?
     
  5. muaythai thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes! I set up a new user account and the shortcuts worked. When I switched back to my real account, they worked! Thanks for that, BR.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    My pleasure. I have no idea why that fixed the problem, but I'm glad to hear that it did so. :)
     

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