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« on: April 10, 2012, 05:52 PM »

When typing in my email often times, a word or letter I type will end up on another line that was typed or anywhere else in the email. My typed letters will randomly just jump somewhere else. This takes a lot of time to correct when I'm writing a long email. This happens anytime I'm typing an e-mail, on facebook, or discussion boards, or basically any text area.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop. Windows 7, IE.

I use hotmail.

 
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 05:56 PM »

If you accidentally hit the touchpad while typing this can sometimes happen.  That's my theory at least. Wink

Most laptops have a way to turn the touchpad on/off.  Might be slightly inconvenient to do, but at least you could test it out and see if the issue goes away.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 06:19 PM »

Pretty sure it's not the touch pad. I've had this laptop for over two years and it just started this problem the past month.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 06:27 PM »

Hmm, strange.  Keyboard could be going bad would be my next guess.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 06:30 PM »

I would try downloading and running malware bytes anti malware you could have a virus.
I have a laptop that will 'geek out' from time to time, adding spaces and tabing about. I contribute it to the keyboard getting stuck
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 07:43 PM »

I agree with some sort of malware. Almost sounds like it could be a key stroke logger. I hope you don't do your banking online...
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 09:24 PM »

How long has it been since you cleaned up your cache files? Do you shut your laptop all the way down or do you just close the lid until the next time you want to use it? Sometimes the solution to erratic behavior is as simple as performing a full reboot.

Say, are you using a mouse by any chance? If so, check your mouse's battery. I know that I get a bunch of erratic behavior right before the mouse battery takes a powder.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 07:25 AM »

Many of the touchpad drivers have an option to detect palm touches. They watch for a larger then fingertip touch and ignore them. It's not uncommon for settings to somehow randomly change, an update, a crash, whatever. Dig around in there, even if the box is checked uncheck it and recheck it then apply. In fact checking and resetting all the settings doesn't hurt. Check the manufacturers website for updated drivers aand install them, download the driver even if your current though in case you have to resort to uninstalling it and reinstalling it if all else fails. Then I hate to say it but a failing power adapter causes that too, does it do it on battery too or only when plugged in? If ok on battery then suspect a failing power adapter.

Clearing caches, temp files, cookies, reboots, scandisks & defrags are all maintenance items that are often ignored and can help clear up many of these little fiddly problems. An evening spent on maintenance if you've been lax could make the computer feel new again.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 12:21 PM »

Thanks all for the suggestions.  After trying different things to clear up the problem. I tried switching my current font style settings in my hotmail e-mail settings, and voila, the problem went away. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 01:06 PM »

Now there's a new solution  Cheesy

I guess we didn't catch that it was only happening in Hotmail.

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