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Gmail text input glitch - how to cure?


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#1 zzzz

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:58 AM

when writing text in a Gmail sometimes I must have accidently pressed some button to cause this glitch.

 

When I move my cursor to a mis-spelled word to correct it, instead of the cursor positioning in between 2 letters it highlights one of the letters. If I then delete that letter the highlight goes to the following letter so that when I add the correct letter the following letter is deleted and so on. If I then add that letter the next letter is deleted!  If the correction is needed in the middle of a long email then Oh!

 

I can continue OK from the end of the text but I have to leave that glitch behind unless I retype all from that point and make sure I don't make any more mistakes.

 

In this text here there is no problem so it appears only in Gmail. If I bring up a new Compose the glitch remains. I'm using Win 7 but it has happened before in XP.  I've tried pressing all the function buttons (Ctrl, Alt, Esc etc.) in combinations to no avail.

 

Perhaps only a reboot fixes it but that's a long way round.  Any help please.



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:49 AM

You may have accidentally pressed the Insert key (found just above the Delete key)  Press it just once then write a "test" email containing misspelled words and make a correction.  Did that help?

 

Another thing to consider would be using the GMail spell check options:

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 07:39 AM

Thank you for your suggestions.

 

Yes, accidently pressing something does seem very possible, even likely so I'll check that when I'm on that computer and get back to you - it'll be next week now.


Edited by zzzz, 16 September 2015 - 07:40 AM.





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