Vexing keyoard problem

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Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:39 pm

This just started happening about a wekk ago and never did before. When I hit the Command key to, say, highlight text and switch to and from bold or italic, my text document window starts quickly enlarging. As I'm a writer and editor, this really affects my work, as I have to then reset the window size.

Anyone know how I can stop this? Already trashed and reinstalled Open Office, been through the Preferences and Menus to no avail.

I don't know if this is a factor but am using a PC keyboard on a Mac.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Have you deleted or renamed the OpenOffice User Profile? A reinstall does not do so.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 pm

Where do I find that profile?
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:32 pm

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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 am

I have tried multiple approaches (including one above) and places and for the life of me cannot find the Open Office user profile.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby MrProgrammer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:32 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

RobInATX wrote:I … cannot find the Open Office user profile.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby robleyd » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:20 am

Is it possible you are inadvertantly using the scroll wheel on your mouse as you hold down the Command key? The equivalent Ctrl + Scroll in Linux will zoom in/out with this combination.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Not holding down scrool wheel. Created new user profile. Problem still exists.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:24 pm

Please confirm that after you created the new User Profile you were prompted (on nest startup of OpenOffice) for name and initials.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:33 pm

It may be that there is a system setting (i.e., outside of OpenOffice) for Keyboard type and layout. You should check that this is correct for your keyboard.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Already did and did again. Thanks for all the help. I've tried just about every setting fix to no avail.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:25 am

And did create new User profile a nunber of times, again to no avail. Also having other strange problems. When I open various formatting and setting windows, pull down menus and settings just start scrolling and changing. For instance, when I open under Format the paragraph settings window, the Indent Before Text setting starts scrolling up from 0.00.

I did a virus scan on my computer to see if maybe there's some kind of virus infection.

It's all very strange and I am at my wit's end.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby robleyd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:35 am

Wild guess time: is there a wireless mouse, or keyboard, maybe in a drawer somewhere, turned on and with a dongle still in the Mac?
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:38 am

You say "using a PC keyboard" on a Mac; time to either acquire a Mac keyboard or borrow another keyboard, be it Mac or PC, to try.
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:48 am

One question we haven't asked - is the keyboard working correctly on the computer outside of OpenOffice?
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Re: Vexing keyoard problem

Postby RobInATX » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:27 pm

No keyboard issues on other programs. Will now try my housemate's Mac keyboard to see what happens.

Thanks to all for help.
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