Help, my posts are eating themselves

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Hi! It's a weird thing. I start a post and every letter I type makes the letter typed prior disappear. It doesn't always happen and isn't happening this moment --- but I just typed a reply to a post and backed out --- went wacky. It does it when emailing sometimes (so it's not just a byc thing). I type a whole response and want to edit the first sentence and instead of being able to add, for very letter I type --- my posts eat themselves! Very frustrating! Is it something I can turn off?
  2. blckbrnfamly

    blckbrnfamly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2009
    Southeast, Arizona
    Do you have the 'insert' key on.... you might want to check that I hit that on accident sometimes and that's what happens.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It sounds to me like you need to run your virus protection. Unless someone else appears with the same problem, you have an issue.
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I have that happen all the time, off and on just like you said.
    I leave a bowl of Doritos near the screen, as a talisman.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Lisa, you have to hit either the insert or delete key.

    Good luck!
  6. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    SW Washington State
    Yep... you hit yer insert key. Just hold down ctrl + insert. All fixed!
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I hear pressing the Ctrl and Alt key and the down arrow works wonders, too.
  8. Hi! I just noticed my cat stepped on something that made the 4th button down all the way on the far-right on this laptop (looks like, maybe --- never noticed it lit up before, cat isn't supposed to be up here) light up.
    Dar, I have a delete key but no insert key, ******** but I do! Never saw it before, delete is top-right and insert is next-to-top-right key.
    Thanks guys! That must have been what was happening! You all are BRILLiant.
    The only way I knew to make it STOP acting foolish was to just quit what I was doing and turn the computer off.

  9. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    Kings Park NSW Australia
    They must taste really good.
  10. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010

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