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Yahoo keeps defaulting to other Yahoo account AND Mac keyboard help.

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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 10:40 AM
I am beyond annoyed right now.

I hit some combo of buttons on my wireless keyboard and now some of them don't work properly. I am using the other Mac keyboard I have from the iMac desktop (the 90s one). I have the aluminum wireless keyboard model A1314. I have tried to find out how to reset it and the manual is useless in that respect.

Anyone have any idea how to reset the keyboard?

Also no snarky PC comments Im NOT in the mood.

As for Yahoo. I have two yahoo accounts but it keeps defaulting to the one I barely use and will NOT let me sign in to the one I need to get into. I have reset everything in Safari and it still defaults to the one I don't use. I am beyond frustrated with both issues this morning. I NEED to get into my Yahoo since I use it for my bank, pay pal and my Amazon shipments and I need to track a couple packages that have not arrived yet.

Thank you.

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 10:52 AM
What keys aren't working. What happens when you press them?

Is there a reason that you cannot simply log out of your Yahoo account and log back in with the correct one?

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 10:57 AM


Also no snarky PC comments Im NOT in the mood.

Well that's no fun!!

Good luck getting your stuff to work!

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by mblahnikluver

I find it sometimes best to keep my system restore files active and current, so if my cpu fails me, I can reset it pretty easily...

It's a short-cut back to enjoying the internet!

Hope that helps.

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 11:37 AM
reply to post by mblahnikluver


I'm not sure how much help this will be but I'll post anyway. My cat frequently walks over my keyboard and starts all sorts of mayhem. I usually have to google on my phone the exact problem (screen upside down, font increased by 500%, that sort of thing). Mac forum users usually know a combination of keys to press that sort the problem out, most of the time someone has already asked and there are a few options to try. They are a great help.

Good luck sorting it all out.

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver

1.Switch off the keyboard by holding down the power button for at least 3 seconds
2.Click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar
3.Click on “Set Up Bluetooth Device”
4.Turn on the keyboard by holding down the power button, BUT DO NOT LET GO OF THE POWER BUTTON. It must be kept held down through the entire process.
5.The Setup Assistant will find the keyboard, so click the name of the keyboard, and then click on “Continue”. Make sure you are still holding the power button down.
6.You will be prompted for the Pairing Code. You can now release the power button, type the pairing code on the keyboard and then press return. There will be a slight delay whilst the pairing completes (a few seconds)
7.The keyboard will now be Paired.

So just to clarify, the trick is to continually HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON.

Also, the keyboard itself could be screwed up (buttons stuck) You can un-pair the keyboard with your machine, pair it with another, test, and if it works, un-pair and pair again. Something of a pain in practice. Also, there are multiple places on OS X where keyboard behavior can be modified, i.e. you press a particular key on the keyboard, but some other function occurs on the Mac. You need to check System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources are correct for your locale. Check System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts don’t have incorrect behaviors defined. Individual applications can also modify behavior, so if you’ve recently installed new software, check there. Also, check System Preferences > Language & Text > Text to see if there are any substitutions that could be causing problems. Use the ‘Restore Defaults’ button where provided to be sure, although bear in mind any legitimate customizations you’ve already made may be lost.
edit on 17-3-2014 by jtrenthacker because: Added

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 05:54 PM
I don't have anything to help out here but my Yahoo account sometimes switches over to my sons, which is weird.

Have been having such huge problems with yahoo recently after they changed their email format that I opened a new account with another host for important stuff. Sucks after 11 flawless years.

posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 06:59 PM
reply to post by jtrenthacker

Thank You! It is working now minus the "delete" key. All numbers would work up until 0 and then all the keys above would not work an when I pushed keys like the "?" it would do something completely different. It is a good thing I had the other iMac keyboard. That one belongs to my Bondi Blue iMac that is in a closet right now til I set it up in my sons room. Im so glad I kept it in the house and not out in storage! I was about to google turning my phone into a key board lol I couldn't even log into my computer because of my password requiring one of the keys that would not work!

I will look around and post in the apple forum for the delete key, maybe I can make another key do that. It's not a big deal if it doesnt work right now. I can always get a new keyboard or see if this one is still under warranty. We just bought this last May so I haven't even had it a year and I only really started using it in August when we moved. Before that i used my laptop but went to the desktop when we moved.

Thank you soooo much!! I was going INSANE!

As for the Yahoo issue I'm going to contact them via my other account. I have no idea why it keeps defaulting to my other one. It has never done that before.

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