Solved Typing Problems

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About 3 days ago I started having typing problems when writing online posts. In fact, I'm having the same issues typing this post. I generally reply using paragraphs. If I move back up to a paragraph or sentence to modify the written thought or correct spelling, perhaps 3 letters are typed - then the rest of the spelling jumps to another location in the post. It usually continues the spelling at the bottom paragraph. It doesn't easily correct itself. What's the problem? Running current Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 8700.
 
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From your description my first thought is that it might be a dirty keyboard or faulty Mouse. If you have some way of blowing air through the keyboard (not by mouth as that might introduce moisture into the keyboard); a bicycle pump or a photographer's rubber bulb.... or even a can of clean air available from your local computer shop. Any of those might clean out the dust and perhaps dust-fur that may be causing some keys to behaviour badly.

Depending on the type of Mouse, it might just need a good clean. If it is a USB-type then try a different USB Port. If it is a wireless-type then try relocating the wireless router; reinstalling the Mouse or if you have it available try a different Mouse.

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From your description my first thought is that it might be a dirty keyboard or faulty Mouse. If you have some way of blowing air through the keyboard (not by mouth as that might introduce moisture into the keyboard); a bicycle pump or a photographer's rubber bulb.... or even a can of clean air available from your local computer shop. Any of those might clean out the dust and perhaps dust-fur that may be causing some keys to behaviour badly.

Depending on the type of Mouse, it might just need a good clean. If it is a USB-type then try a different USB Port. If it is a wireless-type then try relocating the wireless router; reinstalling the Mouse or if you have it available try a different Mouse.

T.
Thanks. I'll give it a try.
 

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From your description my first thought is that it might be a dirty keyboard or faulty Mouse. If you have some way of blowing air through the keyboard (not by mouth as that might introduce moisture into the keyboard); a bicycle pump or a photographer's rubber bulb.... or even a can of clean air available from your local computer shop. Any of those might clean out the dust and perhaps dust-fur that may be causing some keys to behaviour badly.

Depending on the type of Mouse, it might just need a good clean. If it is a USB-type then try a different USB Port. If it is a wireless-type then try relocating the wireless router; reinstalling the Mouse or if you have it available try a different Mouse.

T.
I've changed both wireless keyboard and mouse to a wired keyboard and mouse and still have the same issue. I recently transferred my HDD data to an SSD. Is there a possibility the problem is with the new SSD?
 
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Would I be correct in assuming that you have already done a complete shutdown?

A complete shutdown consists of Sign out > Shutdown > If a PC disconnect from the electrical mains / If a laptop remove the battery > Wait at least 15 minutes > Reconnect and start > Open Task Manager > Wait until activity (CPU and HDD) is near zero and then continue.

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Would I be correct in assuming that you have already done a complete shutdown?

A complete shutdown consists of Sign out > Shutdown > If a PC disconnect from the electrical mains / If a laptop remove the battery > Wait at least 15 minutes > Reconnect and start > Open Task Manager > Wait until activity (CPU and HDD) is near zero and then continue.

T.
I went to "Control Panel", then "Hardware & Sound", then "Mouse Settings" and unchecked the "Snap To" setting, as demonstrated in the linked video. It seems to have worked.

 
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