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  1. #1
    Problems with CMD

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    Problems with CMD
    Hello,
    since I have installed OSx 10.7.3, when I press CMD my MacBookPro hides all the windows and shows me the desktop. It is an annoying problem, e.g. when I simply try to cut-paste something.
    I checked Preferences, shortcuts and Universal Access: it seems all right.
    Then I created another profile, and in the new one the problem disappeared.

    What can I do?

    Thanks!

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    Problems with CMD
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    Go to System Preferences > Mission Control. I'm willing to bet that "Show Desktop" is set to the Command key that you keep pushing.
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    Problems with CMD

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    Nope! Anything else?

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    Problems with CMD

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    any other suggestion?

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    Problems with CMD
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    Any 3rd party apps installed? Typinator, anything that can override the keyboard?

    Check System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard shortcuts and Keyboard -> Keyboard -> Modifier keys

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    Problems with CMD

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post

    Check System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard shortcuts and Keyboard -> Keyboard -> Modifier keys
    RIGHT! there was the CMD key activated... thank you very much! I was going crazy...

    GREAT FORUM

  7. #7
    Problems with CMD

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    Ehm... I was wrong. With that solution I have totally disabled the CMD key.

    What can I do?

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    Problems with CMD
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    In System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control, is the Command key set to "Show Desktop"?
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    Problems with CMD

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    No, "Show Desktop" is F11.
    CMD ins't set anywhere...

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    Problems with CMD
    vansmith's Avatar
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    Is it both command buttons or just one? If only one, which one?
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    Problems with CMD

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    ONLY the LEFT one. The right one opens Mission Control

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    Problems with CMD
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    What keyboard are you using? If the install detected it as the wrong type - then it could get mixed up on what key you are pressing.

    Check Preferences -> Language and Text -> and make sure that the proper local keyboard is set. And/Or try swapping it around to see if something got stuck.

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    Problems with CMD

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    My language (Italian) is correctly set.
    I tried English, logged out and in, but the error persists...

  14. #14
    Problems with CMD

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    Sorry for my english...

    for other users that may have the same problem, I solve the problem by changing:

    System preferences - Mission control - Keyboard and mouse shortcuts - Show desktop

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