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    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 1:58 PM

    I know this is not really a photographic query, but I hope someone may be able to help me......................Whilst typing, usually when I get to a word that contains a 'y', the cursor jumps back a few words. I don't know if it is a fault with the keyboard or with me, but as far as I am aware I am not touching anything that might make the cursor go backwards.

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    User_Removed
    30 Dec 2011 - 2:00 PM

    Easiest method of trouble shooting is to try a different keyboard. - Or if you are using a wireless one check your batteries!

    Until you rule out the keyboard searching around might be abit fruitless!

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 30 Dec 2011 - 2:00 PM
    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 2:01 PM

    I am using a laptop, don't have a spare keyboard to try Sad

    User_Removed
    30 Dec 2011 - 2:03 PM

    Try a USB keyboard in the laptop. Smile

    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 2:20 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion, will have to see if hubby will give up his keyboard for a few minutes to test it, back later Smile

    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 4:06 PM

    OK, have tried hubby's keyboard, and that seems ok, looks like the fault with my keyboard.

    Bridgelayer
    30 Dec 2011 - 4:19 PM

    Carol, you can always use the On-Screen Keyboard hidden away in your Accessories/Tools, if needed and set it to "Always on Top", but then you'll need a mouse as well. Sad

    Last Modified By Bridgelayer at 30 Dec 2011 - 4:19 PM
    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 4:29 PM

    Thanks for that, but I don't think I could get on with an on screen keyboard Sad. I need to check when I purchased the laptop, and if it is still under guarantee then I will take it back to the supplier.

    saltireblue
    saltireblue Site Moderator 43853 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway24 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 4:42 PM


    Quote: then I will take it back to the supplier.

    I have to ask...Y?




    coat/door/leaving....sorry couldn't resist it...

    mikehit
    mikehit  56329 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 5:36 PM

    I have met this problem before. It may be nothing to do with the letter 'y' but be due to you moving your thumb across the sensor pad. It was explained to me by our IT guys that the pad works off body heat (not actually touch as such) and if you are warm enough, the mere proximity of the thumb passing over will be enough for the pad to pick it up even without actually touching the sensor pad.
    To check this, press the 'y' button with a pencil or something.

    You can adjust the sensitivity of the sensor pad and a small tweak is often enough.

    MarkBroughton
    30 Dec 2011 - 5:47 PM

    A long shot really but I once had a similar problem and it turned out the keyboard was set to a different language or layout (cant remember which), so may be worth a trip into the control panel to see if everything is setup correctly there?

    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 6:16 PM

    I have been into the keyboard settings in the control panel and there are only three options to be set, repeat delay, repeat rate and cursor blink.
    Not sure where I find the place to alter the sensitivity of the sensor pad???

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Dec 2011 - 7:20 PM


    Quote: Not sure where I find the place to alter the sensitivity of the sensor pad???

    Have a look on the right hand side of your bottom tool-bar

    CarolG
    CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
    31 Dec 2011 - 9:15 AM


    Quote: Not sure where I find the place to alter the sensitivity of the sensor pad???

    Have a look on the right hand side of your bottom tool-bar

    Nothing there, Adrian Sad

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jan 2012 - 4:25 PM

    Do you need to expand it?

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