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Does anyone else find that your computer can't keep up with your typing?

  1. erinb62 profile image76
    erinb62posted 6 years ago

    Does anyone else find that your computer can't keep up with your typing?

    I am not sure if it is my keyboard or my computer, but if I start typing fast I have to go back and fix mistakes because it doesn't register me hitting the keys. I have a Toshiba laptop. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  2. Alayne Fenasci profile image61
    Alayne Fenasciposted 6 years ago

    When you type fast, perhaps your individual taps are lighter. That would cause a keyboard to fail to register each tap if the individual keys have a stronger resistance than the pressure you are putting on each key. You might try changing positions when you type so your fingers are pressing harder on the keys. I type about 85 words per minute, and if I am touching the keys with enough pressure, the computers I have owned are always able to keep up. My first laptop was a Toshiba also, so even the older ones are able to register very fast typing. I've also owned Gateway, Samsung, and Acer laptops and frequently used component keyboards of name brands and off brands for desktop units. All are able to accommodate my 85 words per minute, though all of them have felt a little different. Each keyboard has a slightly different resistance. The only time I have had trouble was with older bluetooth keyboards. Newer ones are much better, though they still occasionally drop a letter here and there.
    It could matter what word processing program you are using. If it is an older program or if your computer memory or processing is older, it may not register input as quickly. I have noticed if I am typing on an internet program, such as an answer on hubpages, if my computer memory is getting eaten up by my browser or other programs running at the same time, the typing sometimes stops registering for a moment or two. When it catches up with itself, I have to go back and make corrections. So you might consider whether your computer needs more memory or if your processor is overworked by what you have running at any given time.
    Hope that helps.

  3. YvetteParker profile image74
    YvetteParkerposted 6 years ago

    My brain and my hands have a hard time keeping up with my fingers once I get on a roll typing.

  4. SimplyComplexLife profile image57
    SimplyComplexLifeposted 6 years ago

    It sounds to me like you may need to upgrade your Ram on your computer. The only time i ever get this while on my desktop is when my ram is being used by a ram-hunger application or if the batteries in my keyboard are going dead. Seeing as how laptop keyboards do not need batteries, this could mean your overall battery could be getting low and you should plug it in, or you should upgrade your RAM. RAM can be bought at online stores such as newegg or microcenter. Usually it is only about 20-30 dollars for a 4gig stick. 4 gigs should be enough to run any computer without keyboard lag.

  5. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 6 years ago

    What OS are you running? How is your laptop performing overall? When you open task manager (right click the bottom bar or hit ctrl + alt + del) and you look at cpu usage is it pegged out anywhere from 80 to 100 percent or is it near 0? This could be hardware, such as a worn out keyboard, but it almost sounds like your pc is lagging, and becoming nonresponsive. When is the last time you checked it for malware/spyware?

  6. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    my problem is i think my computer falls asleep because i type so slow.

 
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