Trouble Entering Text Fields on MacBook

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Hi there, I am having trouble entering text fields on my MacBook Pro. It will say I have interacted with it but won't let me enter text.. I have also had trouble entering text in a document on text edit. It will not let me enter text where the voice over cursor is and enters text att another random place or at the beginning of the document. I have checked my voice over setttings and the insertion point is allined with the voice over cursor and vice versa. I am not sure what to try next. Any advice would be much appreciated. Also, I have not updated to Mavericks Thanks so much, Ali

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Submitted by mehgcap on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Is Quick Nav on? To toggle it on or off, press the left and right arrows together. It must be off for text entry to work properly.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, March 22, 2014

On that same note, is the quick key lock on? Hit vo semicolon to turn that feature on and off.

Submitted by Ali S on Monday, March 24, 2014

Oh thank you so much, I wwill try that. Should the quick key lock be on or off for text entry to work properly? You guys rock!

Submitted by mehgcap on Monday, March 24, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

VO Key lock should always be off, unless you have a specific reason to leave it on. I've used a Mac for two years, and the only time I have had the lock enabled was when I was experimenting with the feature. When it is enabled, every key you press has the VO keys added to it. So, instead of typing an A, your pressing of the A key actually issues VO-a, or "read all". I hope this makes sense.

Submitted by Ali S on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I have tried both of the above and it is still not working properly. Any other suggestions?