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Non-functioning Command-N key.

For some reason my Command-N key no longer works in any application including the Finder.
I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). This problem has now migrated to my Snow Leopard partition.

Has this happened to anyone else. I'm not a novice. I have been using Macs since 1984. I pride my self, as a Mac consultant since 1990, but this problem has got me stumped.

I figure the problem must be something I installed in Leopard. It took three days running Snow Leopard before it hit me there.

If someone has a fix for this, I sure would appreciate it.


Thanks.

Gil

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Never a good idea

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to post your email address in a public forum.

Checking the other stuff now

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(NT) What were you expecting to happen?

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mechanical glitch?

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Is there something under the keys? Since it happens (or, in this case, doesn't) in multiple applications, the keyboard is a prime suspect, isn't it?

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mechanical glitch?

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Nothing wrong with the keyboard. Both the command key and the N key work fine.
I'm still not sure what was causing to problem. But when I upgraded to 10.6.4 the problem disappeared.

New problem - now I have lost the Spotlight icon at the top right of my screen. The Eject icon is there instead.

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