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Text cursor (caret) movement becomes slow

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dappawit, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. dappawit

    dappawit Thread Starter

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    On my laptop, the text cursor or caret (not the mouse pointer) zips right along normally, but every so often it slows down considerably--almost as if it is pausing to think before it moves to the next character. Once this problem appears, it appears in all programs. If I shut down all applications, it still remains. However, if I restart, the problem goes away.

    Just to clarify, I am not talking about the blink rate of the cursor. I mean the movement of the text cursor up and down, left and right--either in response to the arrow keys or to typing. I have not changed any settings to cause this. For instance, my keyboard repeat rate is at the maximum. Even if there was a setting that caused it, it's one that resets every time the computer is restarted.

    I am using Windows XP Professional SP3.

    I'd appreciate any help or suggestions you have. Thanks.
     
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    dappawit Thread Starter

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    I thought I'd add my specs, which somehow I forgot to put in there last time.
    RAM: 2GB
    CPU: Core 2 Duo
    OS: Windows XP SP3
    This is a laptop, so of course the keyboard is integrated and not something separate that I can replace. (I don't think its a keyboard thing anyway, but I thought I'd mention it.)

    (I'll only bump once, I swear :) )
     
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