Strange typing error


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H.J.

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
 
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Peter Taylor

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
Type of mouse?
 
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123Jim

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
Can you restore your system back to a time when this was not happening?
Maybe you have installed some software or caught some malware which is
causing the problem.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
My HP optical mouse and keyboard have weird problems like that when
the batteries are nearly flat.

Steve
 
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KCB

H.J. said:
As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)

Is your mouse set to auto-hide when typing? It's in the control panel Mouse
settings.
 
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Ken Blake

Can you restore your system back to a time when this was not happening?
Maybe you have installed some software or caught some malware which is
causing the problem.


I don't know what's causing HJ's problem, but it doesn't sound like
malware to me. And you should also note that doing a System Restore
hardly ever removes malware.
 
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Char Jackson

I don't know what's causing HJ's problem, but it doesn't sound like
malware to me. And you should also note that doing a System Restore
hardly ever removes malware.
In addition to hardly ever removing malware, System Restore rarely performs
just a single change to your system, so even when it 'fixes' what you wanted
to fix, it might also make multiple other changes at the same time, and you
might not find out what those other changes were until later, if at all.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
Too little information.

If you have an RF mouse and keyboard, their batteries might be low or
there might be RF interference around.

In my case I had to move the receiver to a better position.
 
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VanguardLH

H.J. said:
As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)
Does it also happen if you do NOT type but just let the mouse sit idle
for the same amount of idle time and then try to type? Maybe your mouse
is going to sleep (to conserve power). I remember having some old IBM
model that would go to sleep in 2 minutes. Infuriated me no end when it
would do the same in games where I'd get killed because the mouse
wouldn't wake up quick enough to dodge them monster claws. I got rid of
the mouse and went to a Logitech.

Note that I gave up on wireless mice a long time ago. Every now and
then I try another but get rid of it. I hate when it goes erratic
because the battery is low, or it goes to sleep to conserve power and I
have to flick it around to wake up, or that it weighs more(*) and tires
my pinky to hold it when lifting and repositioning.

(*) I actually found a wired mouse that added weight so it was the same
as for wireless mice due to the additional weight of the battery. I had
it open and notice a chunk of metal screwed down inside. I removed it
and, wow, such a much lighter mouse.

Only wireless mice go to sleep and have to wake up. You never
identified YOUR mouse.
 
H

H.J.

Does it also happen if you do NOT type but just let the mouse sit idle
for the same amount of idle time and then try to type? Maybe your mouse
is going to sleep (to conserve power). I remember having some old IBM
model that would go to sleep in 2 minutes. Infuriated me no end when it
would do the same in games where I'd get killed because the mouse
wouldn't wake up quick enough to dodge them monster claws. I got rid of
the mouse and went to a Logitech.

Note that I gave up on wireless mice a long time ago. Every now and
then I try another but get rid of it. I hate when it goes erratic
because the battery is low, or it goes to sleep to conserve power and I
have to flick it around to wake up, or that it weighs more(*) and tires
my pinky to hold it when lifting and repositioning.

(*) I actually found a wired mouse that added weight so it was the same
as for wireless mice due to the additional weight of the battery. I had
it open and notice a chunk of metal screwed down inside. I removed it
and, wow, such a much lighter mouse.

Only wireless mice go to sleep and have to wake up. You never
identified YOUR mouse.








Sorry it is a wireless keyboard and mouse. Never been a problem ,
batteries new .
The only change I have made (can't be it though).
Is my computer was wired up to the router it did not have a wi-fi card ,
it is a Dell workstation.
Recently I got that BT infinity , and the router was put in another room
, so I had to get one of those wi-fi dongles.
Great download speed 30mb. Just mouse gone daft.

Thanks all for the advice though.
 
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jbm

As soon as I start to type an .e mail , or fill in a form, After a dozen
characters the mouse doesn't respond.
I left click , than carry on no problems.
Win 7. (It happened on this post as well)

Used to happen to me all the time after I bought this computer (Win 7).
Updated the mouse driver and it's never happened since.

Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical (IntelliPoint), original drivers as
supplied with mouse written for Win XP and earlier. It's very obvious
that Win 7 is not compatible with any earlier version of Windows.

jim
 
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Peter Taylor

Sorry it is a wireless keyboard and mouse. Never been a problem ,
batteries new .
The only change I have made (can't be it though).
Is my computer was wired up to the router it did not have a wi-fi card ,
it is a Dell workstation.
Recently I got that BT infinity , and the router was put in another room
, so I had to get one of those wi-fi dongles.
Great download speed 30mb. Just mouse gone daft.

Thanks all for the advice though.
Have you tried using a different mouse that you know is good?
 
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Paul

H.J. said:
Sorry it is a wireless keyboard and mouse. Never been a problem ,
batteries new .
The only change I have made (can't be it though).
Is my computer was wired up to the router it did not have a wi-fi card ,
it is a Dell workstation.
Recently I got that BT infinity , and the router was put in another room
, so I had to get one of those wi-fi dongles.
Great download speed 30mb. Just mouse gone daft.

Thanks all for the advice though.
2.4GHz Wifi interferes with ad-hoc 2.4GHz mouse RF radio method ?

Not all mouse/keyboard radios, use bulletproof/armor plated
modulation methods. Some recent ones use Bluetooth, with
spread spectrum and frequency hopping, and Bluetooth and Wifi
can coexist. So it's possible, in your RF-filled room, that
another radio method will work better - requiring a new mouse.

I think they call this progress or something.

*If* you could go "wired", turn off the radio on the router,
maybe the mouse will settle down again.

It's like the car I just got - the check engine light is on.
The light does not mean to check the engine (Ha!). The car has
an LCD screen, with plenty of room to explain (i.e. use
scrolling message text if need be) what the problem is.
Instead, I'll have to buy a ScanGauge or equivalent, so
as a user, I can see the OBDI codes for my car ("spaceship").

Progress = money sucking pig

Enjoy your new mouse,

Paul
 
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H.J.

Used to happen to me all the time after I bought this computer (Win 7).
Updated the mouse driver and it's never happened since.

Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical (IntelliPoint), original drivers as
supplied with mouse written for Win XP and earlier. It's very obvious
that Win 7 is not compatible with any earlier version of Windows.

jim







Thanks all New mouse coming up.
Strange one that though.
 
C

Char Jackson

Thanks all New mouse coming up.
Strange one that though.
I think Paul hit it on the head when he suggested RF interference between
the wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, and your new WiFi connection.
 
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Char Jackson

It's like the car I just got - the check engine light is on.
The light does not mean to check the engine (Ha!). The car has
an LCD screen, with plenty of room to explain (i.e. use
scrolling message text if need be) what the problem is.
Instead, I'll have to buy a ScanGauge or equivalent, so
as a user, I can see the OBDI codes for my car ("spaceship").
<OT>
In another group, they were recently discussing the availability of free
Android apps that turn your Android phone into an OBD-II reader, (with some
kind of dongle, I presume). Haven't tried them myself, but I checked the
Play Store and they are indeed listed there. Probably cheaper than a proper
scan gauge, although the cheapies can be had for about $15 now. The 'droid
apps are supposed to be much better than that. In addition to reading and
resetting codes, they are supposed to be able to monitor engine operations
in real time, as the better gauges do.
</OT>
 
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Paul

Char said:
<OT>
In another group, they were recently discussing the availability of free
Android apps that turn your Android phone into an OBD-II reader, (with some
kind of dongle, I presume). Haven't tried them myself, but I checked the
Play Store and they are indeed listed there. Probably cheaper than a proper
scan gauge, although the cheapies can be had for about $15 now. The 'droid
apps are supposed to be much better than that. In addition to reading and
resetting codes, they are supposed to be able to monitor engine operations
in real time, as the better gauges do.
</OT>
The plan is to give one (scan gauge) to a relative as well.
(Same problem - plenty of stupid lights on car console, plenty
of "1 hour labor charges" to figure out the tires need to be pumped up,
or the gas cap is loose.)

If it looks like a computer, they'll freak :) You see,
I'm known for giving away computers at the drop of a hat.
So it'll have to look a little less computer like, to be
accepted.

Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

<OT>
In another group, they were recently discussing the availability of free
Android apps that turn your Android phone into an OBD-II reader, (with some
kind of dongle, I presume). Haven't tried them myself, but I checked the
Play Store and they are indeed listed there. Probably cheaper than a proper
scan gauge, although the cheapies can be had for about $15 now. The 'droid
apps are supposed to be much better than that. In addition to reading and
resetting codes, they are supposed to be able to monitor engine operations
in real time, as the better gauges do.
</OT>
'Tis true.

I was able to turn off a friend's endless backup alarm (in a Prius)
using one, and to settle an argument with another person about whether
the engine in a Prius turns off at reasonable speeds (it does, so he
won!).

They're not necessarily easy to use, and it's hard or impossible to find
all the codes you might need, since the car makers prefer to sell you a
$1000 manual rather than make it easy.
 
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Paul

Gene said:
'Tis true.

I was able to turn off a friend's endless backup alarm (in a Prius)
using one, and to settle an argument with another person about whether
the engine in a Prius turns off at reasonable speeds (it does, so he
won!).

They're not necessarily easy to use, and it's hard or impossible to find
all the codes you might need, since the car makers prefer to sell you a
$1000 manual rather than make it easy.
This is all I found so far.

http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/honda_obdii-codes_03.pdf

That doesn't have any mention of tire pressure though. Apparently,
some cars can get in a snit, if the tire pressure isn't to their liking.
I guess it's just too old fashioned, to check the tires with a gauge.
And to add to the fun, if you buy a second set of tires (summers and
winters, each on their own rims), you can have trouble with the
electronics end of that. Owning a jack and tire iron, to change
your tires, just isn't enough. You have to be Obiwan Kenobe
of the car computer, as well.

On my old car, if the engine was running a little rough, you
had the option of disconnecting the battery for a bit, and the
car computer would be reset, and rebuild its data tables.
Apparently, on my current car, doing so would be nothing
short of a disaster. Who makes this stuff up, anyway ?
I've already heard complaints from my neighborhood
mechanics, that if they need info of this type
(concerning codes), they can't get it from the
dealers - they won't get the time of day from them.
It's obviously all a scam, to drag in more busyness.

Paul
 
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VanguardLH

H.J. said:
Sorry it is a wireless keyboard and mouse.
That still does NOT identify the devices. The make and model identifies
them.
Never been a problem , batteries new . The only change I have made
(can't be it though). Is my computer was wired up to the router it
did not have a wi-fi card , it is a Dell workstation. Recently I got
that BT infinity , and the router was put in another room, so I had
to get one of those wi-fi dongles. Great download speed 30mb. Just
mouse gone daft.
Look on the bottom of the wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there a reset
button? Tried that yet?

Anyone else in your house using a wireless keyboard or mouse? Is this
at home or at work? Is your home a single family residence or a
multiple unit (e.g., apartment, condo)? I've had interference with
wireless mice at work where the other interferring user was about 50
feet away and up one floor.

You just added a wireless router. Tried changing its channel yet? Log
into the router and look at its wireless setup. You can change the
channel but then all your wireless *networking* devices must use the
same channel. The idea is to change the channel to see if that
eliminates interference with the wireless mouse.

You said you added a wifi dongle to the computer. Is it on a paired USB
port with the mouse? USB controllers have a pair of ports and why you
see them paired in the case. If currently sharing a paired USB port,
try moving one or the other to a different port on a USB pair.

Any shielding between the transceiver (USB dongle) and the wireless
devices (keyboard and mouse), like the computer case (if metal)? Is the
USB dongle for the wireless keyboard and mouse (transceiver) in a
backside USB port? If so, see if it works better in a frontside port.

What other background processes do you have running? Could be your
computer is getting so busy that any USB traffic is going to get slowed
or halted. Are you running any video editing software, submitting any
print jobs, downloading a huge file, an update for your anti-virus is
running, and so on? What's the CPU usage at the time of the typing
problem?
 

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