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OSX 11.2.3 Issue

Old 21st Mar 2021, 08:44
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OSX 11.2.3 Issue

Since I updated my system to Big Sur 11.2.3 recently, I'm finding that when typing and hitting the space bar it often makes 2 or 3 spaces instead of 1. I think that I'm typing in the same style/cadence as normal, so it must either be my space bar having an issue, or that there's some quirk in the latest upgrade that's causing this annoying quirk. When typing and not looking at the screen, I'm left with re-reading the whole amount written to amend the 'space' issue. I had thought that it might be site specific, but it seems to happen on multiple sites.

Has anyone else experienced this ?

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Old 21st Mar 2021, 09:44
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Nope, everything’s working fine.
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 09:57
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A keyboard cleaning might solve the issue: macreports.com/keyboard-double-space-problem-fix
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 11:02
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Can you not 'desensitize' your space bar in settings (I am not a Mac user, so only guessing!)
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 12:03
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How old and how many miles (keystrokes) has your Mac done. Does seem to be a coincidence that the problem occurred after the upgrade. Most operating systems have a key repeat setting with a delay (sometimes configurable) and a repeat frequency (configurable) so that you only have to push a key once and hold it down, the setting is for all the keys including the space bar. I don't have Big Sur just yet but it's on the cards so I can't help here, but this key repeat setting is available on all Macs so I guess you could play around with it to confirm if it's a hardware issue.

My Mac is mid 2014 and only has average miles on it with no issues whatsoever (but doesn't run Big Sur yet).
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 12:35
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Apple had issues with some earlier keyboards including the older one I am typing this from right now. They are said to age early under heavy use and miss type commands. The one I use right now feels still perfect. It is on the latest OS version.
Apple changed the keyboards. Current ones don't have these issues anymore.

https://support.apple.com/keyboard-s...-mac-notebooks
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 20:12
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Thanks for the replies. My laptop does qualify for the keyboard program, which is nice, but I think that I'll wait until the stores open again and visit the genius bar rather than send it off to it's fate! I'm reasonably tidy and clean, so there's not too much detritus on the keyboard, but it's of course possible to have some small whatever affecting the proper functioning of the keys. I'll play around with the key repeat feature and see how I get on :-)
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