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

k4bir

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Mar 30, 2016
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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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ApfelKuchen

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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).
 

k4bir

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Original poster
Mar 30, 2016
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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
It seems that Launchpad opens any time you try to type
This does seem to be the problem
 
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