OS X :: Keyboard Not Responding When Switching Spaces

Jan 22, 2010

After working for several hours at the computer using Spaces quite heavily the black on-screen Space indicator remains atop and refuses to hide and stays there. Keyboard is entirely blocked apart from the assigned Space-switching keys. Mouse is working fine all the way, tho. Only restarting the dock seems to solve this problem which comes back relatively quickly thereafter. Keyboard strokes are being registered the whole time (via Keyboard Viewer) but the input is being ignored unless the Spaces indicator is gone aka the dock is killed and restarted.

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MacBook Pro :: Expose - Spotlight - Spaces Not Responding To Keyboard Shortcuts

Feb 3, 2008

I glanced over the forums but didn't find any similar issues. Basically, Expose, Spotlight and spaces won't respond to any keyboard shortcuts (ie. Pressing F12 doesn't bring up the Dashboard, pressing Fn+F8, F9, F10 doesn't work, F11 won't hide all the windows, Command+Space bar won't invoke the Spotlight search bar, etc). what's really interesting about it is, all of these features are apparently working correctly (ie. Clicking directly on the Spotlight icon will bring up the search bar, using an active corner will perform its Expose function, etc).

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OS X :: Spaces Edge Switching?

Jul 25, 2009

how to turn this feature off?

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OS X :: Applications Automatically Switching Spaces?

Apr 24, 2009

I use spaces on my Mac and occasionally I use MS Word in one space and Firefox in another. I will constantly switch between spaces because I'm doing research or something else in Firefox. After a few switches like that, when I switch back to the space Word is in and click on the Word window it sends the document window up to the Firefox space. It also occasionally switches the window back to it's correct space. It's very frustrating. Is there anyway to stop this automatic moving of applications? I've looked in System Preferences under spaces and I've done a quick google search but have returned nothing.

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OS X :: Switching Spaces From Widget In Dashboard?

Dec 9, 2009

I dont think there is a Widget like this...and since I am no developer I won't speculate as to why. In any case, is there anyway to switch spaces from a Widget in the dashboard? Keyboard and mouse commands are not what I am looking for.

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OS X :: Cursor Shortcut For Switching Spaces

Aug 2, 2010

I had a shortcut or a bug yesterday which went away after I restarted the computer. It was switching spaces when I move the cursor to each side of the screen. Example: when I move the cursor all the way to the right of the screen, it would switch to space 2. Down would go to space 3 or 4 depending. I want this feature back but wasn't able to find it. I am running 10.6.4 btw.

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Applications :: Microsoft Office Switching Spaces Arbitrarily?

May 9, 2008

I hate to beat an old drum but has anyone found out how to prevent Mac Office 2008 from jumping between spaces in leopard.

I will be using it on one space and switch to the next space then another space and bam it has moved for seemingly no reason. Now I have to go to the zoomed back view of all my spaces and drag the app back to where it was.

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OS X :: Spaces Not Responding To Mouse Buttons In Snow Leopard?

Sep 28, 2009

I have spaces assigned to my mouse buttons and one day it stopped working. I assumed my mouse button went bad until I tried another mouse. The button is assigned correctly spaces just doesn't respond to it...sometimes. Sometimes it works find. Has anyone else had this? I'm trying to narrow down if its my system or not.

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcuts For 10 - 16 Spaces

Oct 27, 2007

However, I found a problem. I have 16 spaces. But the keyboard shortcuts only allow me to jump to Spaces 1 - 9 with (Ctrl or ^ - (Space No.)) For example, if I were to jump to Space 8 from any space I would press ^ - 8. However, how do I use the shortcut for 10 - 16? I tried pressing ^ - 10. But it simply brings me back to Space 1 as it recognizes the first digit only.

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OS X :: How Can I Set Up Keyboard Shortcut For Spaces

Aug 16, 2009

It wasn't until I got my new MPB that I realized how much I use Spaces on a daily basis, when I had my whitebook.

I've set up Spaces on my new uMBP but can't find a way to "view all my spaces." You know, the overview look of spaces, when you can see all your spaces at a glance and click to switch on whichever space you wanna enter.

Well, I can't for the life of my figure out how to set up a keyboard shortcut for this. Back on my whitebook it was always set to F10, but looking at the new layout of buttons on the top row of the keyboard, there are some buttons I'd like to leaver untouched.

F1+F2: Screen brightness controls I'd like to leave untouch since they're obviously useful.

F3: This is Expose right? Giving me a view of all open windows. Well, can't I just do this already by moving 4 fingers downward on the trackpad? If that's the case, which I think it is I wouldn't mind assigning F3 a different shortcut, like Spaces. But how?

F4: Dashboard. On the whitebook it was always F12, guess it'll just take some getting used to.

F5+F6: Backlit keyboard dimmers, i'm fine leaving thouse as is.

F7-F12: Controls media with the back, play/pause, next button which I love & the sound controls which I don't mind.

In System Prefs. in Spaces I'll set "Activate Spaces" to F3 but still F3 will do Expose. I'm not sure how to change this.

& I have no idea what secondary mouse click or middle mouse button is...i'm guessing this has to do with mighty mouse? Me no have one, just using the trackpad..

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OS X :: Using Keyboard Shortcuts To Move Between Spaces

Nov 9, 2010

I am trying to figure out how to use keyboard shortcuts to move from one Space to another. Online, it says it's ctrl + arrows. But when I do that, either nothing happens, or something related to the particular window I am focusing on happens (if I'm in safari, ctrl + up will take me to the top of the page it is currently displaying).

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OS X :: Setting Up Spaces Keyboard Shortcuts

Jun 11, 2008

I switched over to Mac last week (new Macbook with Leopard) and set up the Spaces keyboard shortcuts (control and arrow keys or number keys to switch between spaces), and they worked fine, but now for some reason they don't: when I do control-1, I go back to the 1st space, but it doesn't work for any of my other 3 spaces. Control-left arrow will get me from space 2 to space 1, but the rest of the control-arrow keys don't work. I'm in Firefox 3 now, and Control-2 brings me to the search window that I opened before I started this thread, while control-3 and control-4 just make my mouse disappear until I move it again. What happened to my Spaces shortcuts?

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OS X :: Moving Application In Spaces Using Keyboard Shortcut

Oct 29, 2007

Is there a way to move an application to another space in Spaces using a keyboard shortcut? For example if anyone is familiar with Compiz or Beryl you can use control+alt+shift+directional key to move an application to a new space without using the mouse or the mode where you can see all the spaces at ounce.

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OS X :: How Do I Move Application Windows Between Spaces From The Keyboard

Mar 20, 2009

1) How do I move application windows between spaces from the keyboard? I know I can drag the window to the edge of the window and it'll go to the next space, but I don't like to use the mouse unless it's absolutely required.

2) When I restore a window into the current space, it automatically goes to the space the window originated from. How do I disable this? When I bring a window up from the dock, I want it to open in the space I am currently in.

3) When I open a new application window, it goes to the space where the last application window was located. This is annoying. How do I disable this? I want it to open in the current space, even if I was in another space the last time I had an application open in another space.

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OS X :: Keyboard Shortcut To Enable / Disable Spaces?

Sep 5, 2009

When at home I use a 30" 2560x1600 display and as you can imagine, it has quite a bit of real estate for windows. So when I'm at home I'd prefer to not use Spaces since it doesn't give me any extra. However, at work I use a 24" 1920x1200 and when on the move I use my Macbook Pro's 1280x800 display and on those Spaces is highly beneficial. So is there any way to set up a keyboard shortcut to enable or disable Spaces so I don't have to go uncheck Enable Spaces in System Preferences?

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OS X :: Spaces Keyboard Shortcut Not Working Since SL Upgrade

Sep 11, 2009

For some reason, my assigned key, F6, does not activate Spaces anymore. I've been messing with it for a while now, but it will not work. I have 10.6.1 installed, and I'm using a late 2007 2.2 GHz C2D SR MacBook.
Here are my settings in Preferences:

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Software :: Can't Use The Keyboard Shortcuts To Switch Between Spaces?

Sep 25, 2008

Today I upgraded from mac os 10.5.3 to 10.5.5, and now whenever I play World of Warcraft, I can't use the keyboard shortcuts to switch between spaces. Since I am an AVID spaces use (particularly when playing WoW), I am determined to find an elegant solution to this beyond reinstalling an older version of leopard.

That being said, on Windows I would start tinkering with the registry, seeing if there is a setting that may have been switched for full-screen applications that prevented the use of the shortcuts, etc. And, after doing some digging, I did find some basic files for Spaces (Resources, XML .plists, etc), but couldn't find anything like the registry where the settings are laid out.is there such a thing? If so, how do I find/tinker with it?

I realize that you're encouraged NEVER to mess w/system settings blah blah etc... I've got everything backed up on the machine and could format/reinstall without any issues.

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OS X :: Spaces Graphic Freezes - Keyboard Stops Working

Jan 12, 2010

I have been having a problem where randomly after switching a space the little graphic that pops up to show which space you're switching to gets stuck on screen, though you are still able to switch spaces. Also, the keyboard ceases to work as well. The only fix I've found is fast user switching to the login window and back to my account. I'm not able to trigger the problem, and it definitely doesn't happen everytime I switch spaces, but its been happening multiple times per day and is a pretty big nuisance. Also unrelated question: In my itunes using column view whenever I select an artist it snaps back to the top of the list, though still selecting the artist. Its a weird bug, anyone else having this happen?

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Jan 27, 2009

About once every other week, both my keyboard and Mighty Mouse (it makes no difference whether I'm using the wired or BT MM) lock up solid. They don't do anything. The only fix I've found is to power off my Late 2007 Al iMac with the power button in the back, unplug the iMac from the APC UPS for 10 seconds, then plug the iMac back in and power it up.

Anyone have the same problem or know the fix?

I'm going to contact Apple about it shortly, but thought I'd try here first. The iMac is one year old and it just started doing this about 6 weeks ago. I did get the 3 year warranty at the time of purchase, so I'm covered.

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Sep 16, 2009

My keyboard all of a sudden will either not respond to the keys i am pressing (intermittent) or will stay pressed down, thus getting the "iiiii" (or whatever key) deal.

NOTHING has been spilled on the computer. Really weird, and just started today. I have to take it in due to dead pixels, so i guess it is good timing. 11 months old, and already a logic board replaced.

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Jun 17, 2009

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Aug 18, 2010

I was wondering if there is a way to choose options using keyboard arrows. For example, when Finder asks me whether I want to open a downloaded file from the internet, and I want to say "No", I want to be able to press left and press enter and that'll be it. Instead, I have to use my mouse to click on No.

Is there a way to do this? I went to System Prefs, Keyboards, and clicked on All Controls, but that wasn't the solution.

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So I'm sharing a PC keyboard between my mini and my PC, and I have my mini plugged into my TV and a computer display. When I use the display I need to have mirroring turned on and when I'm using the TV I turn it off so it goes back to the TV resolution.

Is there a shortcut or an app that I can use to toggle the modes from the keyboard rather than what I'm doing at the moment, which is jumping on my ipad and VNCing in so I can turn the mirroring on? I'd seen cmd-F1 mentioned, but it doesn't do anything for me.

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Somehow my keyboard shortcuts got switched, and the dashboard shortcut is now assigned to the F12 key. It says that in order to switch a keyboard shortcut, just double click and hold down the new shortcut key, but that's not working!

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Aug 9, 2009

I have a IBook G4 using OS X. The "2" and "w" keys do not work. Was wondering if these keys can be popped up and cleaned under neath or if there is any other easy fix.

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OS X :: Keyboard Stops Responding After 10.6.5 Update

Nov 18, 2010

I've noticed after upgrading to 10.6.5 that my keyboard will not work when I come back after an extended period of time away from the machine. At first, after applying only the 10.6.5 update, neither keyboard nor mouse would work unless I unplugged and replugged the keyboard (the mouse is connected directly to the KB). Later, I installed the combo update, and then the mouse worked but the keyboard still wouldn't. This is after my display sleeps - as long as I continue to use the computer, everything works fine. I have a mid-2009 Mac Pro 2.66 GHz quad-core (Nahalem) but with the older (clear, G5) keyboard and a mighty mouse.

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Mar 6, 2008

Switcher here. First off, I can't for the love of god understand why apple didn't include a simple eject button on the chassi. Second, the eject button on the keyboard does not seem to work. It may be that I'm noob and all, but I tried both clicking and holding down the eject button on the keyboard. Result: a clicking the tray does some normal noise but nothing really happens?

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MacBook :: Slow Responding Keyboard?

Mar 19, 2008

I have a new 2.4 GHz MacBook with 2 gigs of RAM. and the keyboard response is very slow, especially the delete key. I type a word, and my fingers are faster than the display time. This is particularly noticeable when backspacing and correcting typos. anyone else experiencing this problem? Better yet, any ideas to improve response time? I'm almost missing my old Windows based machine.

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IMac :: Keyboard And Mouse Not Responding

Jan 4, 2009

My keyboard and mouse is not responding my 3.06 ghz 24" iMac. A day prior I ran the leopard dfu fix script and it worked fine. I was able to jailbreak my iPhone and everything was okay. Earlier today I used the comuter and it was okay. Othing seemed wrong. I turned it off and just now I tried to turn it on and the keyboard and mouse is not responding. Does anybody have a solution?

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