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Typing is slow to register cwalsh2007 8/23/09 5:42 AM
When I am typing a mail in Google, I strike the keys and unless I strike down very hard and very slow, it doesn't appear on screen. I have checked it out when I open Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and the problem is not apparent.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks
Re: Typing is slow to register JohnW2 8/23/09 9:22 AM
We need to know which OS and which version of what browser you're using to open Gmail, before we can reasonably answer your question.
Re: Typing is slow to register Ben2 9/3/09 6:15 PM
I have the same problem with both XP and versa
Re: Typing is slow to register Ger man 9/4/09 2:30 AM
Hey, thanks for posting this question. I am sorry that I cannnot help with an answer. In fact, as I am typing this, I am having the same, frustrating difficulty. Interesting, after so many years of using Gmail, there is finally a problem of sorts. But, knowing gmail & the highy successful google team, I am sure it will be fixed very soon.
I am patient, only into my 3rd week with this problem. My wife is finally having difficulty with her' too. I wonder if it is a virus. In that case I'd like to slap the little twirp! But, then again, that is the intention of virus jerks is it not? What a crew! Sorry if I blamed this one uneccesarily! Good luck & I hope we find a solution.
Re: Typing is slow to register Ger man 9/4/09 2:32 AM
Hey, thanks for posting this question. I am sorry that I cannnot help with an answer. In fact, as I am typing this, I am having the same, frustrating difficulty. Interesting, after so many years of using Gmail, there is finally a problem of sorts. But, knowing gmail & the highly successful google team, I am sure it will be fixed very soon.
I am patient, only into my 3rd week with this problem. My wife is finally having difficulty with her's too. I wonder if it is a virus. In that case I'd like to slap the little twirp! But, then again, that is the intention of virus jerks is it not? What a crew! Sorry if I blamed this one uneccesarily! Good luck & I hope we find a solution soon!
Re: Typing is slow to register JohnW2 9/4/09 3:48 AM
OK. So one person's come up with Win XP (whether that's SP 1, 2 or 3 we don't know!) ... but no one's saying which browser, so we still can't make any recommendations
Re: Typing is slow to register Dydoe 9/5/09 11:53 AM
I am having this same problem.  As I type this, the keystrokes are fine.  It's only when I type an e-mail in Gmail.  The browser I'm using is Internet Explorer.
Re: Typing is slow to register cwalsh2007 9/5/09 12:00 PM

Hi John,

My operating system is Windows Vista and my browser version is IE7. What do
you think?

Re: Typing is slow to register VamoInter 9/8/09 1:24 PM
I have the same problem using Firefox and Ma OS....

When I type a new mail, the processor use grow very high!


Re: Typing is slow to register hlechmereoertel 9/28/09 9:55 AM
The problem started when I downloaded Skype. It took me a while to figure it out but as soon as I uninstalled Skype, everything went back to normal with my Gmail typing response. 
Re: Typing is slow to register shawnlarson 9/28/09 6:16 PM
I have had this problem for over a year ever since they came out with the new version.  I have removed Skype and that did not work. Let me know if someone finds the perfect fix!
Re: Typing is slow to register kh.akbar 10/9/09 11:09 PM
I am having the same problem I think that when one is typing an e-mail it is being autosaved every two minutes and if your internet question is slow it my cause this problem, It surely is not a fact but it is my observation. Anybody with answers.
Re: Typing is slow to register Shirley80 11/13/09 9:33 AM
I had the same problem, but it was also limited to Gmail.  Uninstalling Skype worked!!  Thanks a million.  I never used Skype anyway.
The strange thing was, this problem occurred a few weeks after I downloaded Skype.
Re: Typing is slow to register jhay6481 11/20/09 12:35 PM
I have the same thing When trying to type in Gmail it is slow or skips keys or just wont register i am using vista and IE 7.0 please help P.S. Not useing antivirus
Re: Typing is slow to register jpk2000 12/10/09 5:34 PM
This is making me crazy!!!
 
I reinstalled Vista on my HP machine and now I can not type a decent email in Gmail. Keys do not register.
 
This is wht appens whn I type an email. A ot of lters disapper. Woe is me!
 
HELP.
Re: Typing is slow to register geemailrich 12/14/09 2:40 PM
same problem for me, (i have vista, sorry) If I restart my computer, usually I can type a normal message in Gmail but not after the computer has been on for a while. Often I will type normally in a word doc then paste in a gmail field. I even tried to type in a seperate yahoo email account, this works fine...  GMAIL, you guys are awesome but please help us fix this. not being able to type (without pounding the keys) and having to re write so many words is making gmail unusable for me..  Answers please...  thanks forum!
Re: Typing is slow to register jkienz 12/16/09 8:20 PM
I have the same problem and I do not have Skype on my computer.  In fact I just recieved it back from HP after a service repair.  factory re-installed programs, etc.  I only have downloaded Chrome to this computer since getting it back from HP.
 
I am running Windows Vista, Chrome and IE browsers and still the same issues of very slow to typing response and missed key strokes.  If I open a seperate word document then I can type fine or just in this post is fine.  The problem happens only within creating a new or response to an e-mail message.
 
I would really like to see this update fixed within Google's e-mail system as this has been the first issue I have had with gmail in over 3 years!
Re: Typing is slow to register geemailrich 12/17/09 2:31 AM
UPDATE  Partial Solution... I discovered my gmail typing problem does not happen when I use gmail in a firefox browser. If I  want to write in Gmail I try to remember not to use Internet Explorer. At least now, like jkienz, I do not have to write in a word doc then paste...  I have Skype and it does not make a difference.  Here is a link to firefox browser (even remembers bookmarks) http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html
Re: Typing is slow to register amywolfie 12/29/09 2:01 PM
I too am having this issue of a delayed keyboard response only in Gmail, and it is very frustrating.
 
I am using Windows 7 Starter version with IE 8.  Also, the cursor moves and starts typing either above or below the line I'm on.
 
Google, please use your brainacs to fix this!
 
Thanks.
Re: Typing is slow to register badlands 12/29/09 3:40 PM
This problem has been ongoing for weeks now......Geek Squad told me that it's probably a browser problem.  I took the advise of an earlier reply to download Mozilla Firefox as my web browser........It seemed to be the answer, my type is now normal
Thanks  greemailrich for your sugestion
Re: Typing is slow to register staffoflifenutrition 12/29/09 6:39 PM
Wouldn't it be so much easier if they just had a customer service dept that actually fiedled questions?  Is it too much to ask for customer service for a company that has a stock price over 600?  Just because it is a "free" service that is paid by the massive amount of ads does not men that the people like us who use the program should be left to fend for our selves when ever there is a problem.  I don't know this software; the people that built it and update it know it, so I should be able to drop an email to those people and get an answer, and no have to waste time fishing around on message boards for answers to obscure problems.  Yes, I have routinely had problems w/ gmail, including the keystroke freezes up or doesnot register.  I don't want to use firefox because firefox has it's problems as well.  Sometimes Gmail works on IE, and sometimes it doesn't.  There is no clear way to tell when it is going to crap out.  It's very frustrating because I feel like I have to get a degree in computer science just to figure out these sorts of problems. 
Re: Typing is slow to register staffoflifenutrition 12/29/09 6:40 PM
PS-I am using IE 8, on Vista 32, w/ broadband
Re: Typing is slow to register s5tuart 12/30/09 5:58 AM
I am using IE8 and Vista SP2 on a Compaq laptop and am having the same problems as above. Like others I do not want to downlaod another OS or Browser. I may be tempted to use another email provider however.......................

GOOGLE, PLEASE sort it out!!!!!
Re: Typing is slow to register geemailrich 12/30/09 6:59 AM
You are welcome badlands...

I also found the Firefox browser is just faster for general surfing and now, after using it for 3 weeks I can say Firefox has eliminated the "typing" problem in gmail. Some people tell me Firefox is better for preventing viruses when surfing. Perhaps this is why Internet Explorer is slower for me and has some issues with gmail, not sure.
Re: Typing is slow to register patkrippendorf 12/30/09 1:00 PM
Thank you geemailrich!  Downloading Firefox today has saved my sanity - this has been making me nuts!
Re: Typing is slow to register jjsjm 1/5/10 9:57 PM
I have been having this same problem.  I updated my IE and have Skype (which I don't want to uninstall).  It does seem that this is a real bug that Google should be looking at and providing some support.  Any concrete solutions for this problem.  It is so frustrating. 
Re: Typing is slow to register elvedeka 1/11/10 4:29 AM
Hey guys,
After more than a year, the slow typing problem of Gmail is still present. Unbelievable, but true....
It is a  very bad trick of Google to let people stop using IE as internet browser.
There is a totally unnecessary trick to solve the problem for IE users by loading the previous version every time you have followed the Gmail link on your Google startpage. You have to load this EVERY time again!
I found out that the problem exists on both Vista and XP machines with IE7 or IE8. Also without Skype there are problems.
(no Windows7 experience yet)
More important is that modern, faster, computers seems not to have this problem with IE!
So Google is forcing us to use fast computers which is totally unnecessary because their previous version typed O.K
The new version of Gmail is very bad software which is not capable to show just letters on a screen when a little slower PC (3 years) is used.
They are blaming IE but it is just bad software because their previous version worked O.K
Maybe IE is slower then other browsers, but that should not be a problem because any other application works O.K !
Because the problem is still not solved yet, It looks they just don't care at all.
Choosing this anti-IE policy is decreasing the popularity of Gmail and maybe also their other products.
I see people changing to Hotmail, so Microsoft is winning....
I lost my confidence in the Google team. Either they are bad software engineers or follow a very stupid policy.
 
 
Re: Typing is slow to register The C Man ((mobile laureate)elder advisor) 1/13/10 9:52 AM
Google has solved the problem by issuing the Google Chrome Frame plugin for IE and it was solved months ago. Check http://www.google.com/chromeframe
Re: Typing is slow to register hambusiness 1/14/10 10:25 AM
I have the same problem.  I use most recent IE and have Microsoft XP Professional on one computer and Vista on the other....BOTH have slowness of typing and you have to strike very hard when typing an email.
 
FRUSTRATING!
 
It does not occur in my Yahoo/SBC account.
 
What is going on?
Re: Typing is slow to register The C Man ((mobile laureate)elder advisor) 1/14/10 10:43 AM
Please read the previous answers and try them out.
Re: Typing is slow to register elvedeka 1/14/10 12:53 PM
I don't think the Google Frame plug-in is a good idea. Do we need a browser-in-a-browser? I think it is a roundabout way to get it done with taking a lot of cpu power. Also I am afraid of new problems.....
All we want is just normal typing. Is that too much to ask after more than a year of frustration?
Re: Typing is slow to register The C Man ((mobile laureate)elder advisor) 1/14/10 12:57 PM
What changed when your year of frustration began. IE or Gmail? Was Gmail affected in any other browser?
Re: Typing is slow to register mrtabachnik 1/17/10 1:53 PM
  I have a monster computer ... 4 GB of Ram memory... Intel Core 2 duo processor ... 14 Fans installed inside ....Internet conection of 3 GB bandwith ... Windows XP sp2... And  only in GMAIL  I have this same problem of key response when writting an email... Each letter takes up to 30 seconds to respond on screen and the processor that usually runs at 32º C goes up to 52º C or more  ... I am afraid me and my PC will explote every time I writte an email .... Writting a 100 word email takes an hour ...Gmail really sucks ....   I am thinking of going back to Yahoo.... Virus or no virus on it...
Re: Typing is slow to register The C Man ((mobile laureate)elder advisor) 1/17/10 3:24 PM
mrtabachnik,

Which browser are you using and have you tried another one. Just for information I've got 2 GB - Intel Core 2 duo with a proper cooling fan with heat sync and cooling pipes - 1 front fan - 1 side and a 120mm rear fan. The Mother board runs at 32/34 degrees and the CPU at 16/17 degrees and never get above 7 meg  download speed in broadband. Interested to know how you checked your broadband speed (on line) at 3 gig. Speedtest.net which is probably the highest speed tester can only get 50 meg and warns of redlining at this speed.
Re: Typing is slow to register geemailrich 1/17/10 3:42 PM
Hi guys

THE ANSWER that SOLVES the typing problem


Download Firefox browser  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ie.html  It takes about one minute, is easy to use and saves bookmarks, also seems to be faster that IE explorer.

I also went to the link provided in this forum for the GOOGLE chrome, looked too complicated and made no sense to this computer amateur...
Re: Typing is slow to register toddbud 1/18/10 3:05 PM
The problem suddenly started happening to me on one of my machines.  It is running Windows 7 x32 and ie 8.0.  No skype - in fact the machine that I run skype on (my laptop) is running gmail fine..  I too find that it is so slow in ie that it is impossible to use.  You can't type etc.  However, like the others above, it seems to work fine in chrome and firefox.  I installed chrome framework for ie 8, no help.  Would switch to chrome permanently, but I find it crashes too much.  Someone please figure this thing out.
Re: Typing is slow to register Joshua 1/18/10 7:06 PM
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Re: Typing is slow to register elvedeka 1/19/10 1:16 AM
It all seems so stupid, Googles previous version of Gmail worked O.K !!!!!
So WHY all this trouble???
And WHY not solved after more than 1 year???
This must be a policy thing of Google, it's the only explanation left........
Re: Typing is slow to register The C Man ((mobile laureate)elder advisor) 1/19/10 10:06 AM
elvekeda,

Please look through the latest problems that have cropped up in these forums with regard to Internet Explorer and the news regarding Google. China, the French and German Governments advice and then go through all the threads you have posted in and apologise in each. This was never Google's problem but a rival company, which if you read Steve Ballmer's comments http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/18/microsoft_no_china_exit/ you will find the disdain with which Microsoft treats its rivals.

In case you think I am bearing some sort of grudge/animosity to Microsoft I use Windows 7 and think it is the best thing since personal computing came of age.
Re: Typing is slow to register roxbythesea 1/20/10 3:32 PM
I just recently started having this problem to the point I couldn't type an e-mail without it taking forever. I am running Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7. I use Norton Anti-Virus and do not have Skype. After reading the forum posts I went to the settings header in the upper right corner of the G-mail inbox screen and made sure the option "Don't always Use Https" was selected. I then signed out of G-mail and closed Internet Explorer. When I opened them again G-Mail worked perfectly like it used to. THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to offer your suggestions since they helped solve the problem!
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