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HELP: Odd Keyboard Behaviour
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Join Date: Apr 2003
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Apr 4, 2008, 03:13 AM
My Macbook Pro started to behave strangely tonight. When certain keys are pressed on the KB, iTunes, VLC, or Quicktime will scan backwards to the beginning of the song/movie and resume playing from there.

It's incredibly irritating. I can't have an IM conversation or type without interrupting my music. I can't pinpoint which key is doing this. I don't have any shortcuts setup. I restored the KB shortcuts to default, and nothing in my Sizzling Keys (for iTunes) is this erratic.

Any input might help. Thanks.
Cold Warrior
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Apr 4, 2008, 01:18 PM
Installed any new or updated software or OS updates shortly before this started happening?

Try resetting PRAM.
Ryan1524  (op)
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Apr 6, 2008, 07:28 AM
Actually, I've been delaying updates for a while. So I installed a dozen of Apple updates when a reboot didn't help. It still acted weird for a few hours, but a day later it was gone. I don't get it. Ah well.
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Apr 12, 2008, 05:27 PM
Is there anything in System Preferences->Accounts-> Startup Items that shouldn't be there?

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