Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

Looking for computer guru

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Looking for computer guru

Old 02-13-17, 08:42 AM
  #1  
Ronno6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ronno6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Deep South
Posts: 1,262

Bikes: Cannondale SR's and ST's from the '80's

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 284 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looking for computer guru

I need a Windows 10 whiz kid....

While using Microsoft Edge, the keyboard functions in strange ways.
In one email account, the keyboard will only type message text while holding one or the other mouse button.
It types fine in header locations (address, CC, reference lines)

When typing on this website, the keyboard gets very sluggish, taking up to 15 seconds for text to appear on the page after typing.
Very strange.......

Anyone have any thoughts on this issue??
Ronno6 is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 09:14 AM
  #2  
immarmalade
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
most fixes for edge are fixed with:

Head over to the “. . .” button and choose Settings. Then click “choose what to clear” under Clear browser data. Clear out your browsing history and cache, then reboot Edge and see if it’s fixed.

From: digitaltrends . com
M4RM
immarmalade is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 09:15 AM
  #3  
immarmalade
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It is also good practice to apply any windows updates - it may be a bug that is fixed in a newer patch....
immarmalade is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 10:23 AM
  #4  
Ronno6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ronno6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Deep South
Posts: 1,262

Bikes: Cannondale SR's and ST's from the '80's

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 284 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by immarmalade View Post
most fixes for edge are fixed with:

Head over to the “. . .” button and choose Settings. Then click “choose what to clear” under Clear browser data. Clear out your browsing history and cache, then reboot Edge and see if it’s fixed.

From: digitaltrends . com
M4RM
Thanks, but it didn't help the email program. This site seems to be working better,tho.

The email won't even give me a cursor in the message area unless I hold a mouse button.
Ronno6 is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 11:13 AM
  #5  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,126
Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8206 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 15 Posts
I just deleted anything that said "MICROSOFT" from my computer

As far as your keyboard issues... especially sluggish responses. Open the Task Manager, and look for the real time processor load and especially real time memory usage.

Right Click on "My Computer" and go to "properties" and it should tell you your actual memory usage.

You will have a certain amount of virtual memory, but if your real-time memory usage exceeds the actual memory amount significantly, things will go wonky.
CliffordK is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 12:47 PM
  #6  
bikecrate
Senior Member
 
bikecrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LF, APMAT
Posts: 2,207
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 414 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Wouldn't hurt to download and run Malwarebytes just to make sure you don't have anything.
bikecrate is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 02:23 PM
  #7  
Juan Foote
LBKA (formerly punkncat)
 
Juan Foote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jawja
Posts: 3,414

Bikes: Spec Roubaix SL4, GT Traffic 1.0

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 930 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Go to ninite.com

Click the check box for Opera/Firefox/Chrome, etc.

Download and install.

When it pops open the first time click "set as default"

Profit
Juan Foote is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 02:37 PM
  #8  
ptempel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Jersry the beautiful Garden State
Posts: 1,914

Bikes: 2007 Ridley Excalibur, 2003 Orbea Orca, 199? Cannondale Headshock MTB hardtail

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 514 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Ronno6 View Post
I need a Windows 10 whiz kid....

While using Microsoft Edge, the keyboard functions in strange ways.
In one email account, the keyboard will only type message text while holding one or the other mouse button.
It types fine in header locations (address, CC, reference lines)

When typing on this website, the keyboard gets very sluggish, taking up to 15 seconds for text to appear on the page after typing.
Very strange.......

Anyone have any thoughts on this issue??
Use a different browser? Even better yet, use a different OS and browser. I can recommend Xubuntu 16.04 LTS at work and home (http://xubuntu.org/). If you don't need any special apps the require Windows, then its worth the learning curve, IMO. It comes "out of the box" with:

- Xfce desktop. Lighter than KDE and Gnome but has enough desktop apps to be complete.
- Firefox web browser.
- Pidgin IM (can use it with Microsoft Lync using pidgin-sipe).
- Thunderbird mail client (can use it with MS Exchange 2007+ with IMAP, Lightning and another add-on).
- XFburn to make data or audio CD/DVDs.
- PDF viewer.
- Bunch of stuff...

I also added LibreOffice to edit and create MS Office docs and spreadsheets, VirtualBox to run Windows 7 in an VM, Chrome, etc. You can go crazy and install whatever you want. Also really easy to keep up to date.

Last edited by ptempel; 02-13-17 at 02:40 PM.
ptempel is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 03:44 PM
  #9  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,656

Bikes: Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel, Centurion Ironman Expert

Mentioned: 147 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2619 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Don't use Edge. It's a turdwaffle like most Microsoft stuff, other than their OS. Use the other browsers, as suggested above.

Sluggish keyboard response may be due to dozens or hundreds of scripts running in the background. The Edge browser still lacks most of the flexible tools that have long been available for Chrome and Firefox to tailor browsers to suit our preferences.

For example, I find bike forums unnavigable without blocking some scripts and ads. The bloat is incredible, worse than most sites I've visited. Without blocking scripts and ads I can type a letter and wait several seconds before it appears onscreen. Scrolling is equally sluggish. A photography website I used to moderate got that bad, and it drove away many members. Even paid subscribers logged in had similar problems, because while they saw fewer ads the tracking scripts still ran constantly in the background and slowed everything to a crawl.

I use Chrome while logged into my Google/gmail account for the continuity between PCs, tablets and iPhone. If I'm browsing some particular topic, or shopping for bike stuff, I can pick up where I left off easily when I move from the desktop to the tablet or phone. I don't object to ads and tracking, as long as it's done efficiently. In fact I appreciate some of that stuff because it helps notify me promptly of sales and deep discounts on items I'm interested in, especially when those sales last one day only.

But when I don't care to be tracked and don't need that convenience I'll use Firefox with tracking blocked, sometimes via proxies when researching news stories. I suppose I'm still paranoid from my former job as a journalist.

I updated our low end 2012 laptop from Windows 7 to 10 during the free update period. Decided against doing so for my 2012 desktop that I use mostly for photo editing. Glad I didn't update the desktop. No matter how much I tweak the laptop it's become a slug, barely usable for anything but web browsing, email and occasional video streaming 720 or lower rez.

The main reason I've stuck with Windows is because it's easier for compatibility with Adobe editing products. And the auto-updates are hassle free. I don't have the time or patience to do that stuff myself anymore.
canklecat is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 05:54 PM
  #10  
Ronno6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Ronno6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Deep South
Posts: 1,262

Bikes: Cannondale SR's and ST's from the '80's

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 284 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've used Firefox for years.
Edge was new to me, as is Windows 10.
Guess I'll stick with FF.
It works fine.
Ronno6 is offline  
Old 02-13-17, 09:11 PM
  #11  
bigbenaugust 
always rides with luggage
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Posts: 2,106

Bikes: 2007 Trek SU100, 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 245 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Firefox and uBlock Origin. On every platform possible.
__________________
--Ben
2006 Trek SU100, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: MX Linux / BunsenLabs Linux / Raspbian / Mac OS 10.6 / Android 7
bigbenaugust is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.