I have 15 inch macbook pro , i am facing issue with keys , option key is automatically pressed and becoming active all the time when i press any key in marked red zone in image . the Left Option is not working and Right Option key is working , when i press twice option key , than it is inactive (i tested after enabling hot key from preferences ) .

Here is the keyboard image enter image description here

for ex. if i press Space key or right shift or enter then Option key is becoming active .

What is the possible fix for this ??

  • Hardware issues are best handled by a service technician.
    – nohillside
    Oct 30, 2018 at 8:15

2 Answers 2


I had similar issues. Found a fix around. This app (Unshaky) will stop your mac from pressing keys multiple times (you have to configure the app, its pretty simple and straight forward). my problem was that my keyboard kept on pressing the option key instead of just holding. This app worked with me.. Hope it helps.

link found here

Hope this helps

  • 1
    Welcome to Ask Different! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Glorfindel
    Nov 13, 2018 at 10:29
  • Unshaky has literally saved my sanity. Can't thank you enough for the recommendation.
    – TAH
    Jan 25, 2020 at 16:29

Apple are currently offering free keyboard repairs on many 2015 through 2017 MacBook and MacBook Pro models, even if they’re out of warranty. If you have one of those models then back it up and book a Genius Bar appointment.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .