Restoring the shift key

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Brill345, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Brill345 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
    For some reason the function keys on my mac book changed, I restored them and now the shift keys have the function of showing the desktop and all windows.

    I there a way I can restore the original function?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts

    System Preferences > Exposé & Spaces > Exposé > Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts.

    Do you mean the Shift keys that en/disable upper and lower case letters?

    I think Shift can only be used as a keyboard shortcut if used with another key.
  3. pomponaya1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    i have the same problem with right shift key and this answer is not working,
    i couldnt use the shift key to write capital or question mark
    is there anyway to restore the original setting to the shift key ?
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Give this a try. The most likely cause is the key being bound to the "speak selected text" option in Speech preferences.
  5. BradMacPro macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2005
    I don't see how that could be it. That option does not allow just the shift key.

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