Problem Posting - not of Chowhound Origin
- jen kalb Jan 3, 2012 02:09 PM
Recently I have been having problems typing Chowhound messages or search requests - the keystrokes will not register or a character will only appear sporadically when I type. This is an issue on my home computer (corporate issued) running IE8. there are also problems with entry in the google toolbar or in applications like mapquest/hopstop but not in my corpoirate applications, so far..
Any suggestions on how to fix this? Ive tryied some of the suggested online fixes for this type of problem but none have worked so I am currently pretty much locked out as a Chowhound contributor from that location until the issue is resolved.
re: jen kalb
Is your computer a laptop with a touchpad? I was about ready to throw my newish laptop running Windows 7 out the window because I couldn't type anything. The touchpad turned out to be the problem and I downloaded a utility called TouchFreeze that disables the touchpad while you're typing. Fixed it and it's free.