If you are running several types of applications at once (particularly if you are using SunView applications simultaneously with OpenWindows applications), you may occasionally find that characters you type in a window are garbled. This is because of an inherent incompatibility between the way the applications handle the keyboard.
The Reset Input utility corrects the problem. If the problem occurs, choose Workspace -> Utilities -> Reset Input.
This function applies only to SPARC-based machines.