What am I missing? - external keyboard swapping option and command keys

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by techound1, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    This has happened on two (yep, two!) Macbooks (running 10.5):

    External keyboard #1 and EK#2 swap the functionality of the option and command keys. EK#3 does not.

    EK#1 is a matais keyboard/hub
    EK#2 is the white apple keyboard that came with the flat white iMacs
    EK#3 is an old, black, Apple Pro keyboard

    Each keyboard shows default mapping in system prefs (option key = option key, and the like).

    Help! What the heck am I missing? It seems like it should be simple...
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If you had said 10.4 I would have thought that the cause was the new keyboard software not being installed. However, this shouldn't be happening with 10.5, especially with an Apple keyboard. Check your other keyboard-related settings in System Preferences, just in case.
  3. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    I dug though everything I could find under keyboard/mouse and international and even tried selecting extended keyboards but it didn't help.

    All KBs worked fine under 10.4, so I'm cheering for a driver problem. The hitch there is the one apple kb misbehaving...

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