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    Jan 01, 2009
    keyboard remap issue in leopard
    So I remapped my Control key to do Command function. I decided I want to go back again. AND IT WONT LET ME. Its stuck like this. And I won't change any of my other keyboard remappings anymore either. WHY!? THANKS

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    I'm assuming you tried rebooting the machine after restoring the keyboard back to normal? If you didn't, try that first. If you did, take a look here:

    /Users/your user name/Library/Keyboard Layouts/

    If you see a layout file in the directory "Keyboard Layouts", delete it. BUT first make a backup of the file to a safe place where you can find it in case you need to restore it.


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    Jan 01, 2009
    Thanks so much for your help. I looked to see if there was a keyboard layout, there isnt.

    Hmm, I wonder if this is connected to another issue. When the computer was given to me, it was registered as "Mac", but when I received it, I went into accounts and switched it to my name. So, for example, in Users, all I have is "Mac" and "Shared", but when I go into accounts, the admin, is actually benbowles. Could this be connected to the problem? Again, thank you so much

    do you have any other ideas?

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    Jan 01, 2009
    ps yes I did restore to defaults, then restarted, even treid turning it off once.

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    Jul 29, 2009
    Sorry to revive an old thread, but I have exactly the same problem:

    I originally remapped CTRL/control to make my transistion from Windows easier, and after a while I wanted to change back. I restored the default settings via the "keyboard/mouse" -> "special keys" panel (exact names might be wrong, I use Leopard in Swedish), but whenever I reboot the computer, the key mapping have reverted back and I have the CTRL and control keys shifted around.

    The "special keys" panel shows the keys as being mapped to their original functions even when this isn't the case.

    Bowlesbe - did you find a solution eventually? I don't have any files in "Keyboard layouts" directory either.

    If anyone reading this has any suggestions, I'd be really glad for any help. I have a MacBook running the latest Leopard version.

    Best regards,


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