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Shift keys in OS-8.6 creates odd symbols when I use  the shift key to capitalize a letter.

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It does still capitalize the letter, only it prefaces the letter every time with either a "+" sign or a "[" sign.
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by:weed
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Plugged the keyboard into another computer? Same result? Booted without extensions?
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by:skygram9
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Hi Weed,

Thanks for the input. Yes, I tried it with extensions off. I also trashed the keyboard preferences. However I don't know anyone locally with an old Mac where I could test the keyboard itself.

I played with various Languages and it changed what the symbols wereon the shift key. I would then trash the keyboard preferences again but it ultimately went back to the way it was. IOW, the original symbols in the English language remain the same.

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You are set to English with Roman script right?
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Yes, English with the Roman. I am working on a Performa 6320 "Road Apple". It belongs to my niece. I had done a complete install of OS-8.5 plus the upgrade to OS-8.6. I had initialized the 1.2gig drive.

Originally it had OS-7.5.5 and the keyboard was fine.
Thanks for the input.
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Best guess is that the 8.5 or 8.6 update was a different language version? Maybe just a run of Disk Doctor or Drive 10 would do it? Im out of ideas.
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Thanks Weed. What I'll do is consider re-installing 7.5.5 again and seeing what the keyboard does. Then I'll re-install the whole thing all over again. I did use Disk Doctor and all was well.???  I will try Disk Warrior too. Appreciate the help.
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