Text input and keyboard shortcuts become unresponsive, anyone else with this issue?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by baryon, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. baryon, Sep 1, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011

    baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    In Lion, it often happens to me that Cmd + W won't close a window, and Cmd + Q won't quit. I then realize that I'm unable to type anything anywhere, but I'm still able to switch desktops with Alt + Arrow Keys. If I open the keyboard viewer, every key I press on the real keyboard becomes highlighted on the virtual keyboard, thus the key is being detected by the OS, however, it does not get typed in a text box, for example. I can also press the virtual key on the keyboard viewer with the mouse, and while the key highlights, it does not get typed.

    Waiting 5 minutes sometimes resolves the issue, and so does putting the computer to sleep and waking it up again.

    Late 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro.

    Anyone else? It's extremely annoying as you can imagine.
  2. crashrox macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2011
    I just had the same thing happen to me. The keyboard was still connected because I could use any of the F* commands, jump between screens, etc. But I was unable to type in any text area in any app. I also noticed my title bar seemed to have crashed and gone away at the same time. Putting it to sleep didn't fix the problem for me.
  3. takabanda macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2011
    exactly the same for me (macbook pro mid 2010) at the end i need to reboot.
  4. blturner macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011

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