Bugs & Fixes: Missing in action

In this installment of Bugs & Fixes, let’s tackle a few things that have gone missing—keystrokes in one case, iCal events in another.

First the keystroke issue. Last month, Apple released the MacBook, MacBook Pro Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0. The 876KB firmware update fixed an issue where a Mac that has been idle for a while ignores the first key you press.

Unfortunately, this is just a partial fix, as you must be running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later to install the update—meaning those still running Tiger are left out. Also, this same symptom has been reported in other Mac models, especially PowerBook G4s, not covered by the update. It’s something we’ll continue to keep an eye on.

On to a missing problem we can solve: After installing the Mac OS X 10.5.2 update, you may notice that some of your Apple iCal events no longer appear.

If so, the solution is simple. Quit iCal and (if it’s running) Apple’s Mail. Next, go to your user folder/Library/Calendars folder and delete the Calendar Cache file. After that, all should be well.

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