i hope someone will know right away what's going on. when i send email or post something on a forum using my mac mini, a long string of letters appears! when i use my iPad, it doesn't happen. when i use my PC, it doesn't happen. there's something about my mac mini which, i assume, is generating the letters/commands. sorry for posting it here but this'll give you an idea of what it looks like: Preferences § 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = Backspace Tab q w e r t y u i o p [ ] Return capslock a s d f g h j k l ; ' \ shift ` z x c v b n m , . / shift English alt alt Preferences people who receive my email (when i use my mac mini) often ask me what's going on and i apologize saying i have no clue. anyway, if someone understands what's going on and more importantly, knows how to stop it from happening, i would be very thankful! by the way, i log into my email via the main Yahoo page. i tried using the Mail app but it doesn't appear to update itself. as a test, i send an email to myself and then see if it appears and it doesn't.... for a very long time! anyway, thanks for any suggestions you guys may have!