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  1. cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    i am having a serious problem with firefox where when left open for
    awhile and i begin typing anywhere in the address bar, search, forms in
    webpages my cursor jumps behind the character just typed causing many
    typing errors and as i continue to type since the cursor is behind the
    char. it pushes it to the end of the word as in the example below. it
    is driving me in insane. i've looked around and found nothing. can
    anyone help.

    ive uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing . firefox 1.0.5.6

    example > annyingo
    should be > annoying


  2. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    lando wrote:
    > i am having a serious problem with firefox where when left open for
    > awhile and i begin typing anywhere in the address bar, search, forms in
    > webpages my cursor jumps behind the character just typed causing many
    > typing errors and as i continue to type since the cursor is behind the
    > char. it pushes it to the end of the word as in the example below. it
    > is driving me in insane. i've looked around and found nothing. can
    > anyone help.
    >
    > ive uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing . firefox 1.0.5.6
    >
    > example > annyingo
    > should be > annoying


    I would say it is very unlikely that this is a bug in Firefox. More
    realistic cause is the keyboard. Do you happen to have another keyboard
    to test with, or can you try to clean your keyboard (turn it upside down
    and shake it to drop small particles inside it) to see if that fixes the
    problem?

    Are you experiencing this only with Firefox? Is there any pattern when
    or why or with what letters it happens?

  3. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    lando wrote:
    > i am having a serious problem with firefox where when left open for
    > awhile and i begin typing anywhere in the address bar, search, forms in
    > webpages my cursor jumps behind the character just typed causing many
    > typing errors and as i continue to type since the cursor is behind the
    > char. it pushes it to the end of the word as in the example below. it
    > is driving me in insane. i've looked around and found nothing. can
    > anyone help.
    >
    > ive uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing . firefox 1.0.5.6
    >
    > example > annyingo
    > should be > annoying
    >

    try hitting F7. Does that do anything?

    Also, it was reported many, many moons ago, that there was a virus or
    malware, or something like that, causing cursor problems.

    --
    Maxims for the Internet Age: Speak softly and carry a cellular phone.

  4. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    > lando wrote:
    > > i am having a serious problem with firefox where when left open for
    > > awhile and i begin typing anywhere in the address bar, search, forms ...


    I would suspect that you have a microphone plugged in.



  5. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    this only happens with firefox and im sure it isn't particles of crep
    in my keyboard because it wouldn't this type of behavior. as i type
    repeatedly asasasas after a while it looks like this
    asasasasasaasasass in other words the number of characters
    typed while jumping behind it increases. i highly doubt it's dirt but
    did a cleaning anyways.

    im making sure its not a keyboard driver or something to that effect.
    however i do notice that it only happens in firefox. mhm thanks for the
    suggestions though

    lando wrote:
    > i am having a serious problem with firefox where when left open for
    > awhile and i begin typing anywhere in the address bar, search, forms in
    > webpages my cursor jumps behind the character just typed causing many
    > typing errors and as i continue to type since the cursor is behind the
    > char. it pushes it to the end of the word as in the example below. it
    > is driving me in insane. i've looked around and found nothing. can
    > anyone help.
    >
    > ive uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing . firefox 1.0.5.6
    >
    > example > annyingo
    > should be > annoying



  6. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    In support of lando, I am experiencing the same problem. It only seems
    to kick in once you've had the browser open for a little while.
    I have only recently started using firefox (v1.5.0.6) and, while it has
    some great features I find myself returning back to using IE simply
    because of this typing issue. I am currently using a new and clean box
    at work - no bugs or viruses. Firefox is the only application that
    exhibits this problem - indeed I have swapped over to MS Word to
    write this response since it would've have taken 5 times as long had
    I typed it directly into the firefox browser!

    lando wrote:
    > this only happens with firefox and im sure it isn't particles of crep
    > in my keyboard because it wouldn't this type of behavior. as i type
    > repeatedly asasasas after a while it looks like this
    > asasasasasaasasass in other words the number of characters
    > typed while jumping behind it increases. i highly doubt it's dirt but
    > did a cleaning anyways.
    >
    > im making sure its not a keyboard driver or something to that effect.
    > however i do notice that it only happens in firefox. mhm thanks for the
    > suggestions though
    >



  7. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    I have been experiencing that same problem for days now (cursor jumping
    behind typed letters/numbers), since I upgraded. Sometimes I am able to hit
    the "end" button to go to the end of the last typed character, but sometimes
    even the "end" button does not work. It is so frustrating. Took me forever
    to type up a simple paragraph.

    I first thought it was my keyboard but then realized it was Firefox. I've
    reverted back to using a different browser as well, which is inconvenient
    since I really like FireFox. I use FF for some tasks that do not require me
    to type, certainly not for sending email or submitting forms. It is sooo
    frustrating. Will they be fixing that glitch/problem soon? I was about to
    pull my hair out the other day until I found out I could just go to another
    browser.

    Thanks.



    "Milt" wrote in message
    news:1155219943.789600.132430@m73g2000cwd.googlegr oups.com...
    > In support of lando, I am experiencing the same problem. It only seems
    > to kick in once you've had the browser open for a little while.
    > I have only recently started using firefox (v1.5.0.6) and, while it has
    > some great features I find myself returning back to using IE simply
    > because of this typing issue. I am currently using a new and clean box
    > at work - no bugs or viruses. Firefox is the only application that
    > exhibits this problem - indeed I have swapped over to MS Word to
    > write this response since it would've have taken 5 times as long had
    > I typed it directly into the firefox browser!
    >
    > lando wrote:
    > > this only happens with firefox and im sure it isn't particles of crep
    > > in my keyboard because it wouldn't this type of behavior. as i type
    > > repeatedly asasasas after a while it looks like this
    > > asasasasasaasasass in other words the number of characters
    > > typed while jumping behind it increases. i highly doubt it's dirt but
    > > did a cleaning anyways.
    > >
    > > im making sure its not a keyboard driver or something to that effect.
    > > however i do notice that it only happens in firefox. mhm thanks for the
    > > suggestions though
    > >

    >




  8. Re: cursor jumps behind typed character bug in firefox

    I have this same problem and I have the current Firefox. I've used FF for about a year and it has just started. Has anyone found a fix for this yet?

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