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    Weird text eating problem

    I don't really know how to describe this, but it's happened a few times and it's beginning to do me nut in.

    Occasionly I'll be responding to a post, I'll wite a big long winded reply, finish, then review what I've written before pressing "Submit".

    Then, befor pressing submit, I see a few comments I want to add, so I try to edit them.

    Example:

    I'll have written a sentence such as " X is an absolute [at][at][at][at], I hope they get stabbed to death"

    I then review this, and realise that I want to add another word, such as a "fucking" before "death", so it reads "I hope X gets stabbed to fucking death"

    I'll click my mouse after the "to" and start to type "fucking". As I type the "F" of fucking, the "D" of death will disappear. I'll type the "U" of fucking and the "E" of death will disappear.

    Hard to describe, but a definite problem I'm having with the board. Anyone else have this problem? Can admin suggest a way to stop it? My cache the problem?

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    On your keyboard you have a button marked 'insert', the function is either on or off.. hit that.
    Problem solved. Send me a green.

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    Must have been a fucker to write that post thinking "can't make a mistake... can't make a mistake.. can't make ami.. ah fuck it!" "start again.. can't make a mistake... can't make a mistake.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    On your keyboard you have a button marked 'insert', the function is either on or off.. hit that.
    Problem solved. Send me a green.
    Oh, right, yet another case of me being a computer illiterate goon! I'm assuming that's the button on my keyboard which just says "INS"? I hope so, I did just green you for that in advance mate so if I hit it and it breaks my internet I'm holding you personally responsible Neo!

    Here goes....

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    ...You wnkre, u brk m intnt u cnt!

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    Nah but seriously, I'll try that next time it starts happening and see if it makes a difference, seems to occur at random times when it feels like it!

    Cheers Neo.

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    No ploblem

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    Yup - Neo is on the money....

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    the insert or ins button is usually up in the top right corner of most keyboards.

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    Thank you Neo , I would have to put myself in Kmens class of literacy as far as computers are concerned, I have now found out what another key is for on my computer.
    There are still a lot that are a mystery, but one at a time is good , thank you again.

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    Yes, it looks like an insertion problem. Much more insidious than tHE CAPS LOCK PROBLEM.

    BTW - I approve of the new colour scheme in this room. Reminds us all to be nice and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    I approve of the new colour scheme in this room.
    Been like this for years, BB. When was the last time you wandered in here to be helpful ?

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    I'll get me coat...

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    Thought I was in the Computer Room.

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    I don't think so.
    The insert key is pretty hard to hit accidentally, and as described,he would have to have hit it once to turn it on,and a second time to turn it off.
    As he says it's only intermittent, I don't see it as being the cause.

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    mine does it .
    I type n press space and the cursor jumps to another location.
    only on a smart phone though .
    and usually when I use someone's quote

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    insert button is just above the delete on my board, i must have, on ocasions poked it with a bannana digit,
    thanks neo,
    first bit of computer advice i actually understood.

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