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Trouble entering type

Postby Miles » February 12th, 2015, 8:19 am

While typing the little black vertical line thingy that tells you where the next letter goes, sorry I don't know what it's called, disappears from my screen.
While typing it takes a while for the letters to appear, I can get a few letters ahead of what's on the screen. I'm not a fast typer
While backspacing the letters disappear slowly and continue to disappear after I've stopped backspacing.
While scrolling the screen scrolls erratically then continues to scroll after I stop turning the wheel.

I don't have the problems on any other sites or when working on or off line anywhere else.
Am I doing something wrong or is my computer just too slow for this site.

I'm not a computer guy and am more at home with a micrometer and a torque wrench than I am with a keyboard.
Thank you for any help.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Rodcrafter » February 12th, 2015, 8:26 am

I have never had that problem, but maybe you could dump your cookies and try it again.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Miles » February 13th, 2015, 8:02 am

hmmm.
I don't really know what cookies are, other than what one may heave after drinking too much tequila.
Like I said, I'm not computer savy, but thanks I'll google cookies and find out.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Rodcrafter » February 13th, 2015, 8:23 am

Oh sorry it is temporary memory files, if you have an windows computer you would find the internet options tab then when it opens it will give you a choice of other tabs. But if you look down and to the right about 1/2 way down there is a button that says delete. Press that button and the next one will ask if you want to delete those items you choose yes. If it takes more than a few seconds it is over due.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Miles » February 13th, 2015, 9:04 am

Hey thanks, I'll give it a try.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Smokeone » February 13th, 2015, 3:29 pm

I've had that issue on my apple products. I usually have to shut down and restart.

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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Puff » February 13th, 2015, 5:54 pm

I've had similar issues with the 4th generation iPad. It would take 2-3seconds for the letters to appear with the cursor ( that vertical line thing) I shut it down, clear out the junk that must have built up, and re-start. Problem solved


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Miles » February 14th, 2015, 9:07 am

Well I found I have a cleaner program that gets rid of cookies and temp files, I use it every day so it's not that.
I did find a place on this site that offered to remove cookies, I think it was at the bottom of the main index page, I clicked yes and got 'are you sure?' I clicked yes. It seemed to help a bit, the cursor [thank you] is there about half the time now. Strange it only happens on this site. I'll try to find the offer place and try again.


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby The Czar » February 14th, 2015, 4:25 pm

We run a tight ship here....lol...beats the crap out of me...


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby Tom_Heath » February 15th, 2015, 12:36 am

I like cookies


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Re: Trouble entering type

Postby The Czar » February 15th, 2015, 1:08 am

Double stuff right?


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