Whenever I type anything, Mac auto typing into Launchpad search bar

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by k4bir, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. k4bir macrumors newbie

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    Whenever I type anything, be it in chrome, spotlight search, even this very textbook, my Mac has automatically typed it out into the launchpad search bar, and when I hit enter, an app opens up. It's getting very frustrating that everytime I go to facebook.com, facetime opens up with it. Are my keystrokes being tracked? I have uploaded an image showing this. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you :)
     

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  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    It seems that Launchpad opens any time you try to type? One possible cause is a keyboard shortcut (either one you created, or one that occurred due to a damaged plist file).

    Try System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Restore Defaults (of course, this would wipe out any other shortcuts you may have created).
     
  3. k4bir, Mar 27, 2017
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    k4bir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried this, but unfortunately no results
    I did enter kilall dock into the terminal, and that seems to be working for now
    This does seem to be the problem
     
  4. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    If the problem returns, try removing the Launchpad icon from the Dock.
     
  5. k4bir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will do, thanks!
     

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