How to fix cmd-shift-3 screenshot damage
February 26, 2008 9:55 PM Subscribe
MAC OS 10 (.4) problem - cmd-shift-3 keyboard shortcut has screwed up my page up/down and arrow up/down functions, varying in different apps and places on web pages -no response from Apple Support discussion boards. I'm stumped.
posted by judybxxx to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I think there is something I don't understand about this screen shot shortcut. I tried cmd-shift-3 and it worked. (Once I figured out that the results are on the desktop that was ok) but now, in different ways and combinations in various applications, my page-up/down keys arrow keys have no effect. For example, typing the post on the discussion board, the arrow up key worked in the text field, but the arrow down leads to a crosshairs symbol and nothing happens till I click. page up/down don't work at all. If i'm reading a discussion there, page up/down work but arrows do not. In Word, arrows up/down don't work, page up/down does.
The crosshairs appears whenever the up/down arrows don't work.
I tried shutting down, and tried changing prefs in firefox to stop restoring the previous session, but nothing changed.
It seems that something about the screenshot needs to be completed or turned off, but what? how?
I can work around this, but what a hassle! I use the keyboard as much as possible to navigate. All help appreciated.
I just checked the "missing manual" - it shows shift-cmd-3 instead, but I think that's equivalent, just thought I'd mention it. I press cmd and shift at the same time.
G4 Mac OS X (10.4.10) Firefox 18.104.22.168,Word for Mac 2003,