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Slow typing response!

by windynme2 / March 24, 2004 4:51 AM PST

When I start to type, the letters don't come up until I type at least three letters. It isn't the keyboard, because we bought a new one, and it still does the same thing! annoying! M.B.

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Re:Slow typing response!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 5:48 AM PST
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Tell more about the context.
by Kees Bakker / March 24, 2004 6:37 AM PST
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The autocomplete window in IE, mentioned by Bob, is a rather limited context.

In Word, or in Outlook if you use Word as a text editor, this might happen because with the first document Word has to open the spelling files. When this is done, it will keep up.

So where does it happen:
- after booting in MS-DOS
- MS-DOS window
- Notepad
- MS Word
- forms in Internet Explorer
- This answer box
- first screen of the day
- every cell in Excel
The possibilities are endless and the answers might point to a clue.

- Did you thoroughly check for spyware?
- What background processes are running (msconfig, startup tab)?

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Re:Slow typing response!
by Tufenuf / March 24, 2004 11:36 AM PST
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windynme2, It's very possible that your computer picked up a variant of the CoolWebSearch hijacker which can cause delayed typing problems especially in forms. Go to the link below and download the CWShredder. Close all open windows and run it.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

HTH,
Larry

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