New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Typing problems on my PowerBook G4

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

I switched about 18 months ago and love it. The only fly in the ointment is that when I type (granted I use 2 or 3 fingers, but I've gotten pretty good at it since I do it all day long ) many letters appear twice. I have been typing on IBM laptops and desktops for about 15 years without this problem at all. As soon as I bought my first G4 18 months ago this started happening. After about 9 months I got my wife to switch and sshe didn't have a problem with my G4 so I bought myself a new G4. Imagine my disapointment when it started happening immediately agaain. I now have to run spell check eveytime, or stop to reread evey line. Real pain. I changed the setting on the system preferences about key repeat rate but this didn't make any difference at all.

The fact that this happened to mee on two different laptops teells me it is not a hhardwware issue. Is it? (I left the errors in this paragraph so you could see wwhat I mean)

Has this happened to anybody else? Please let me know.

No, I don't stutter, but it sure feels like it.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Well, it seems you're having a really tough time adjusting to that keyboard. If it happened with two, I would say it's a pretty safe bet that you may need to adjust your typing style in some way to compensate for the problem. If you have an Apple store near you, go in there and type away on the powerbooks and ibooks, see if it happens. If it doesn't, then bring your powerbook in to the genius and show them, see what they say.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Thanks. I now pretend the keys are red hot and have to lift my fingers quickly. However, what happens technically when a finger touches a key? I have not been able to purposely duplicate the problem. If I keep my finger on the key longer, nothing happens. It only happens when I'm typing fast. Curiosity is eating at me.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Please Help!! Is there somethin wrong with my PB??? | iSight help!! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Powerbook G3-400 + iPod problems rbaibich Apple Notebooks 1 11-04-2004 01:12 PM
Powerbook, quality problems? Maju Apple Notebooks 12 10-30-2004 02:27 PM
Problems connecting to AOL UK dial-up via my powerbook MacHooligan Switcher Hangout 0 10-14-2004 07:20 AM
Problems with powerbook performance mushyosh Apple Notebooks 1 01-31-2004 11:37 AM
PowerBook 12" Battery Problems Mathewjenkinson Apple Desktops 1 12-16-2003 11:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?