White shift arrow showing up on desktop (leopard)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flyingscott, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. flyingscott macrumors regular

    flyingscott

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    #1
    Everytime I hit the shift key, a white, outlined arrow (with a drop shadow) shows up on the mid-upper right part of the desktop. If I hit shift twice, it stays there... if I hit capslock, nothing.

    I looked in universal access, and nothing glared out... a google search didn't turn up anything (right away).

    can someone quickly clue me in as to what is causing this?

    Thanks
    10.6.x
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    #2
    System Preferences - Universal Access - Keyboard

    If you use Sticky Keys then to suppress the display of modifier keys decheck "Display Pressed Keys on screen"

    If you don't use Sticky Keys turn it off.
     
  3. flyingscott thread starter macrumors regular

    flyingscott

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    #3
    ah yes.. sticky keys, how could I have missed!

    awesome, thanks!
     
  4. Bonzo Dog macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Easiest way to solve this

    BEST WAY TO SOLVE THIS: Hit the shift key six times. Voila! (You've changed the "Sticky Keys" setting; your problem is solved.) ;)
     

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