White shift arrow showing up on desktop (leopard)

flyingscott

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Nov 2, 2007
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Michigan
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
 
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xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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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.
 
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Bonzo Dog

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Jan 9, 2014
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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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