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10.3: Panther upgrade and older Synergy cause 'a' to vanish Apps
I just did an installation of Panther over my old system and soon realised that I could not write "a." All other characters worked. Even Shift-A worked. I could not even work around it by first hitting caps lock and then Shift-A.

It took me some time before I realised that there was a conflict with the nifty little app Synergy. I just deselected Synergy among the programs that start when I login, and now it's fine. I know there is a later version of Synergy out since before New Year's Eve, but I haven't tried it yet. Anyway, I hope this saves people with the same problem some time.

[robg adds: From wincent.org's website, it appears that the Dec 27 release will also solve these issues...]
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10.3: Panther upgrade and older Synergy cause 'a' to vanish
Authored by: White Fire on Jan 21, '04 06:31:25PM

Yes, my brother had this problem, too.

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10.3: Panther upgrade and older Synergy cause 'a' to vanish
Authored by: krykertano on Jan 23, '04 07:26:37AM

This took me forever to diagnose, but it also seems that the (latest) Synergy causes my Mac to freeze, albeit very rarely, maybe once every couple days under normal usage. It usually happens when I try to open a menu and nothing happens. The app will freeze, bringing down the entire system with it. Synergy's cool, but it's got a lot of weird bugs associated with it I'd rather stay clear of. And I already paid my $5.



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