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  1. #1

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    May 04, 2011
    after mac software update - its flicking thur deskto apps andlost trackpad control
    I updated the software update (the update I don't know how to tell what was added - but it added the app store icon automatically)

    since then
    1) MacBook keeps flicking thru the desktop open apps
    though I have not touched my keyboard
    2) every so often cursor moves by itself and opens finder then creates a new folder
    3) lost ability to use trackball
    occasionally after I reboot, I get 1 min of trackball usage but that's it

    any ideas if it's the software update that did this?
    or have I inadvertedly tapped a key to cause this wierd behaviour

    thanks in advance

  2. #2

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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    Sounds like you've got a stuck key.

    In turn try repeatedly pressing the command/option/tab/shift keys and then see if the behaviour goes away

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  3. #3

    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    thankyou - tried that - no change
    somedays i get to use for about 15min then it starts....
    i use a trackpad not a mouse
    ive checked all the keys
    ive set all the defaults of trackball and keypad back(under preferences)
    ive run sophias virus scanner and nothing found

    any other ideas

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 04, 2011
    i have macbook pro
    snowleopoard 10.6x

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