Strange behaviour with option key combined with the letter s

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dmdoust, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. dmdoust macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Since two years ago, I have run into a strange problem. Earlier, I used the combination of option + s in order to type certain characters in my texts. It stopped working one day and I instead hear each time the kind of sound that you hear when you insert a wrong combination for a specific application. The problem is however independent of the application I am using (MS Word, TextEdit, etc) or the language selected. The problem is system-wide. I have tried the Keyboard viewer and the same happens there, i.e. no character output. The key on the keyboard at the level of hardware seems to function properly(you can type the letter s). I have checked the system preferences/keyboard for any eventual conflicts but nothing found. Is there anyone who has a clue about what the reason might be. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
  2. dmdoust thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    keyboard problem

    0 Reply so far, wrong board or unsexy problem or both. This has something to do with the keyboard drivers or whatever they are called, I assume, but I need a more practical hint about how to solve the problem.
    MacBook Pro, 2011, os 10.6.8

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