What's the KB layout? I can reproduce bits of this on QWERTY, but most character options are different to what you are seeing, so maybe dkirker is right - maybe your kid was mashing buttons and programmed something in? I thought you might have a shift key locked or stuck down. I guess you know that holding sym down with a key gives you options for that key (e.g. Q is /~|) - though these usually appear in little pop ups, so you should notice. I think all the character options are available under the Sym pop up .
Originally Posted by GoJoe2
I think I just found something new (to me). While mashing shift buttons, I got a tiny message at the bottom of the screen (almost didn't notice it). It said,
I don't know what that is or what it's for. Why would I record touch input & how to play it back? Maybe it's just a dev diagnostic thing?
Touch Input recording. Press Sym+Opt+w to stop...
That's all I've got. Stuck shift buttons or locked into an obscure shift mode perhaps? I assume you tried rebooting.