New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Keyboard malfunction / key biding?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dreri

 
dreri's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posts: 8
dreri is on a distinguished road

dreri is offline
I've asked this question in

Mac-Forums.com > Apple Hardware > Apple Notebooks > keyboard malfunction

but I had no answer so thought I might be asking it in the wrong place.

For some reason on my MacBook the Control key and number 8 key are linked. This means I can't type 8 or *. I can type 8 by holding alt key but I can only type * using the mouse and the on-screen keyboard.

Same situation with Caps Lock and left arrow key. Doesn't matter which one I press, I get Caps Lock on/off and cursor moves one character to the left.

I'm very new to Mac (after 20 years on the PC) so please keep that in mind.

I suspect that somewhere these sets of keys got set to use same code but don't have a clue where to check. In the keyboard and language settings everything is set to default.

Not sure if it is relevant, but I use English UK settings, not US (spell checker, date format, etc.)

Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
dreri

 
dreri's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posts: 8
dreri is on a distinguished road

dreri is offline
sorry just noticed I spelled "key biding" wrong - should have been "key binding".
QUOTE Thanks
dreri

 
dreri's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posts: 8
dreri is on a distinguished road

dreri is offline
I thought I might have found a solution to my problem when I found KeyRemap4MacBook (KeyRemap4MacBook) even though I wasn't keeping my hopes too high.

After installing it I was disappointed to find that KeyRemap4MacBook did not recognise that there are any keys re-maped.

The EventViewer which reads every key stroke gives me this:

When I press Ctrl:
eventType:keyMod code:0x3b name:Control_L flags:Ctrl misc:
eventType:keyDown code:0x1c name:8 flags:Ctrl misc:
eventType:keyMod code:0x3b name:Control_L flags: misc:
eventType:keyUp code:0x1c name:8 flags: misc:


When I press 8:
eventType:keyMod code:0x3b name:Control_L flags:Ctrl misc:
eventType:keyDown code:0x1c name:8 flags:Ctrl misc:
eventType:keyMod code:0x3b name:Control_L flags: misc:
eventType:keyUp code:0x1c name:8 flags: misc:



Also with the other two keys -

when I press Caps Lock I get:
eventType:keyDown code:0x7b name:Left flags:NumPad Fn misc:
eventType:keyMod code:0x39 name:CapsLock flags:Caps misc:
eventType:keyUp code:0x7b name:Left flags:Caps NumPad Fn misc:


When I press the left arrow key I get:
eventType:keyMod code:0x39 name:CapsLock flags: misc:
eventType:keyDown code:0x7b name:Left flags:NumPad Fn misc:
eventType:keyUp code:0x7b name:Left flags:NumPad Fn misc:


One thing I noticed today is that if I press left key very quickly caps lock does not go with it i.e. I get left key stroke only.

It really strange as I hardly have any apps so not sure how did all this happen!

Thanks,
dreri
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« UK time 1 hour ahead???? | Can't burn ISO image correctly via Disk Utility, to play on DVD Player Via »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Backlit Keyboard Malfunction chrischerokee Apple Notebooks 0 04-27-2011 05:52 PM
UK Keyboard has no # key kalimojo Switcher Hangout 5 04-12-2011 09:08 AM
how do I use the shift key on osx's on screen keyboard? Familyguy9877 OS X - Operating System 4 02-25-2011 01:02 PM
Keyboard acting as if Command key were held down bbe Apple Notebooks 2 12-31-2010 02:11 AM
Remapping keyboard key ($ to ) bevo141080 Apple Notebooks 3 02-03-2010 10:41 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?