I'm unable to chat in stack overflow chat room.

When I type and hit enter , it always shows 'fixed font" button.

If I hit Send, the messages will not display in chat.

I'm using Safari Version 6.0.2 (7536.26.17) with bluetooth keyboard. Mac OSX 10.7.5

Here is the screen shot

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  • The result being what, exactly?
    – Daedalus
    Mar 17, 2013 at 3:42
  • Browser, browser version?
    – Daedalus
    Mar 17, 2013 at 3:46
  • Safari Version 6.0.2 (7536.26.17) with blutooth keyboard.. Mar 17, 2013 at 3:47
  • What you mean exactly by "fixed font button" showing? Your report is not really clear. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:58
  • @ShaWizDowArd: please look at the screenshot posted along with the question. You can see the exact screen(with a fixed font button near the upload and cursor came to middle of the chat box)... Mar 18, 2013 at 2:01
  • @Ramshad The screen shot is clear, but the meaning is not. What significance does this button have in this regard?
    – Daedalus
    Mar 18, 2013 at 23:21
  • @Daedalus: I have edited.. is it make sense ? Mar 18, 2013 at 23:35
  • No, still no sense and I don't get what is wrong. You never explained what is "fix font button". Mar 18, 2013 at 23:49
  • When I type and hit enter ,it shows same as the screen shot... the chat window stays same, one extra button appeared next to the upload button as fixed font. I dont know what it do.. thats it.. Mar 19, 2013 at 0:13
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    @ShaWizDowArd The fixed font button appears when you have more than one line in your chat messages. It is used to keep code indentation. The OP is saying that when he presses <enter> the fixed font button appears and his message doesn't get sent.
    – ɥʇǝS
    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:00
  • Maybe you have sticky keys turned on? See this to check if sticky keys is enabled: etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/input-devices/what-are-sticky-keys
    – ɥʇǝS
    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:01
  • thnks for the responds. sticky keys is off... Mar 19, 2013 at 1:15

1 Answer 1


It's likely that your or Shift got stuck.

I can't reproduce as-is, but if I hold my shift key down, when I press Enter, I am actually pressingShift +Enter which has the effect of inserting a blank line in the message input box.

This in turn makes the message multi-line and this makes the "fixed font" button appear. This is also confirmed by your screenshot:

enter image description here

  • yup.. however, i can chat fine through mozilla firefox browser.So is there any specific keyboard settings option for Safari browser ? I think, there is only one settings for Keyboard which is available in common preference. am I right ? Mar 29, 2013 at 5:58

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