Sticky Keys turn on by themselves on external keyboard

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  1. cezinho, Jul 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019

    cezinho macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've been having a bizarre issue with macOS Catalina beta 4 (which started in beta 2, I believe).

    1) I connect an external keyboard (latest gen wireless Magic Keyboard) to my MacBook Pro 2017
    2) Within a minute or so, the OS automatically turns on Sticky Keys on the external keyboard (the MacBook keyboard works fine)
    3) I toggle the Sticky Keys (click Shift 5 times to turn on even though they are on, 5 times to turn off > you can also do this in Accessibility > Keyboards)
    4) The Sticky Keys reactivate after a few minutes, and sometimes after a dozen or so seconds

    It use to be that toggling the Sticky Keys worked until I disconnected the external keyboard / walked out of Bluetooth range, but now the OS seems determined to have me type with the Option key turned on at periodic intervals:

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    Any ideas of a permanent fix?

    I know this is beta software, but it's driving me nuts.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    Are there any actual sticking keys on your Magic Keyboard?
    You can quickly see that in your Keyboard Viewer.
     
  3. cezinho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    It checked and it seems ok. Of course, when the Sticky Keys auto-activate, the keyboard changes the symbols to reflect that.

    The keys of the external keyboard are also clean and don't seem to be physically sticking/pressing themselves.
     

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  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

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    hmm... Why does your screen shot show that both Shift and Command keys are pressed?
     
  5. cezinho, Jul 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019

    cezinho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's just me pressing those keys to get a screenshot.

    Cmd + Shift + 4

    The 4 is pressed only once, so disappears from the keyboard as the screenshot is being taken.
    Cmd + Shift remain pressed.
    When I'm not taking the screenshot, none of the keys are pressed.
     

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