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

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

  1. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Mar 3, 2006
    #1
    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

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    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

    techound1

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    Mar 3, 2006
    #3
    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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