MacBook Air :: Keyboard Is Typing Symbols Instead Of Letters

Sep 2, 2014

The keyboard of my macbook air 11´ is typing symbols instead of letters and so I´m not able to introduce my password. I tried to enter as a guest and to Change the Settings or the language but the Problem remains. 

MacBook Air

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MacBook :: Keyboard Won't Type Letters - Just Keys And Symbols

Aug 17, 2010

My 2009 MacBook keyboard won't type letters. just the number keys and symbols work...any advise?. Is this a setting issue. No physical damage. Also the track pad acts like only secondary click works. When I tap or click it activates "secondary" function

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Feb 18, 2012

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Feb 5, 2012

Having been a mac owner for a few years now, I guess it actually shows the quality of the product that this is the first time I've had to post on this site.I've recently upgraded from my 2008 model MacBook to an early 2011 model MacBook Pro 17" with Lion. This machine was brand new when I purchased it, and is a very lovely bit of kit.

The problem comes from the sleep functionality. Approximately one time of three, when I resume from sleep, the keyboard will be malfunctioning. What I mean by this is that when I type letters, they come out as symbols instead. I haven't been sharp enough to get a direct mapping of A-Z yet (I will do next time), but these aren't the 'ALT' key symbols, they're more like this (which is what I typed into Notepad last time this happened)In order to resolve this, I need to restart the computer, which, thus far, has resolved the issue every time. That said, it's a bit of a pain, so would like to know what's going on and if there is any way to prevent it.

All the software on the mac is up to date at time of writing, there have been no expansions to the machine (yet), so it's exactly as shipped. It's the 2.2GHz i7 Quad Core device, and is the first one supporting the thunderbolt graphics connector. Could it be a hardware problem (if so, I want to return it asap to get it sorted).

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Apr 6, 2009

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Jun 17, 2009

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May 5, 2012

My two-year-old daughter was messing with the keyboard on my iMac, and now the keys on the keyboard are not functioning as they were before. The delete key doesn't work, "a" types a symbol-topped "a" followed by the copyright symbol, etc... 

I've restores the factory settings to the function keys in system preferences, but the problem persists.

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OS X :: Reassigning Alt (Option) Keys For Typing Symbols

Jan 7, 2011

On my old windows PC, in word I used to be able to type symbols just as if I was typing letters. Not randomly, I custom assigned each symbol I used a lot to each letter. I type a lot of symbols in my scientific notes. If I clicked control shift: ABD where alpha beta delta, 1-9 was subscript 1-9 (for chemical formulas), and I had a load more. I used the so often I could touch type them just like any other letter.

I want to do the same thing on my mac, so I can type the symbols. I have noticed that the alt key does bring up the symbols, but they are very strange and not very useful. I dont need to type a "grave" symbol very often, but alpha all the time (but there is no alpha). And they aren't assigned to my logical letter (beta to B). How do I reassign the alt keys to my symbol, surely there is an easy way, but I have looked and not found one.

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MacBook Pro :: Scandinavian Keyboard - No Symbols

May 13, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Type / Keyboard Changes To Symbols

Jul 26, 2010

When I try to type my password and hit enter/return I get an alert sound then nothing. Nothing about wrong password. Even more rare all of a sudden all I can type are symbols so I'm assuming this is what happens when I try to type my password to wake from sleep. I have to do a hard reboot before I can type in my password. I've re-installed Snow Leopard and updates. Tried deleting some preferences.

It's still happening. Anybody got any ideas? I've searching for similar problems. Can't even find a command that changes the entire keyboard layout to symbols only. I'm running 10.6.4 on a Macbook Pro.

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Jun 17, 2012

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Sep 16, 2009

all of a sudden tonight my keyboard is missing out letters when i type and when i go back and hit the key again it wont work but if i wait a minute or 2 it works but it happens with all the keys not just one in particular and sometimes now they seem to stick so if i press the letter "a" it will come out as aaaaaaaaa

my trackpad is staring to go where it wants to even when i'm not touching it and also when i use 2 fingers to zoom i have to lift my 2 fingers off the trackpad twicee sooo that it actually works

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Jun 2, 2014

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Apr 6, 2012

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Jul 1, 2012

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Dec 6, 2014

I bought a MacBook Air yesterday but the keyboard displays the wrong symbols for the keys. The alphabet is ok, it is the other symbols.

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Jun 28, 2014

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Jan 30, 2009

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Apr 17, 2012

first of all everytime I unplug my USB external keyboard then plug it back in, it does the malfunction where it keeps typing the letter f. what is going on, and how can i fix this? fyi, the f key doesn't work when pressed either, and The keyboard on the actual macbook works fine.

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Jun 4, 2014

I have a MacbookPro - it's just over a year old. I mostly use it for graphics, but lately I've been having trouble with the keyboard - it intermittently stops typing. This problem occurs across all programs in which I use the keyboard. If I leave it alone for a few minutes it will start typing again, but obviously this is very inconvenient.

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Apr 17, 2012

The MacBook has starting typing everything in caps, even the number keys are printing shifted characters.  The caps lock key seems to be functioning normally, so I don't believe that is the cause.

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Nov 30, 2014

I have a Macbook Pro 13in. It is not a retina. I just bought it from apple.  Anyway it works fine I just noticed one thing about the keyboard and I'm sort of new to macs.

OK so the backlight on the keyboard times out after 5 sec (that's what I have it set to) the thing is the light will come back on after it times out when you move the mouse or touch the trackpad, but not if you start typing.  I noticed that shift, fn, control, alt/options, and Fkeys will bring it back.  The peculiar thing though is that while I'm typing, that will keep the light on.  Soon as i stop for 5 sec won't just turn on if I start typing again, gotta hit one of those keys or touch the pad. 

I could just set the timer longer, but idk seems like a minor flaw.  Unfortunately I can kind of see that, however there does seem to be hotkeys.  Just as long as one could customize them, maybe add the entire keyboard. 

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Feb 25, 2009

How do you find symbols/characters on a MacBook keyboard? I was on a Mac suited for a small EU country and the characters, like "}" , were just not easy to find. Is there a layout one can have on the screen to find characters and symbols fast?

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Jan 2, 2010

I'm trying to do some math/biology study notes for school in pages, but I can't seem to figure out how to assign keyboard shortcuts to symbols. I could easily do it MS Office 08, where I would assign such keystrokes as Alt + Right for the "⇒" symbol but in pages it's not that simple. Right now, I essentially have to goto edit/special characters and insert each symbol in manually when I need it (Which is obviously time consuming for no reason)

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May 6, 2007

Maybe I'm just not used to it, but one annoying quirk I have found with mac keyboards (I recently bought a 20 inch iMac) is the keyboard is always giving me double letters when I type that I always have to go back and edit out.

I already went to system preferences and changed sensitvity and repeat settings to the slowest.

It's ridiculous in how inaccurate it is; has anyone else experienced this problem and/or have any suggestions? Just in writing this paragraph I've had to fix at least 10 times.

No other keyboard has given me such fits before.

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Intel Mac :: Keyboard Suddenly Flips To Symbols Intermittently?

Jun 22, 2012

my keyboard has suddenly started to flip to some kind of symbols font intermittently - I've tried another keyboard, and the same thing happens. (I'm typing this on another computer)  I've tried opening various system preferences, and choosing default settings wherever possible. Sometimes it flips back and forth rapidly between the weird symbols and english... almost like there's a short circuit or something. My Wacom tablet works fine...

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Intel Mac :: Can't Log Into Account Because Keyboard's Entire Top Row Of Letters Isn't Working

Jul 2, 2012

My Mac keyboard's entire top row of letters isnt working, therefore I cannot log into my account?

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