Keeping focus in text boxes etc

  Greenfingers 20:24 06 Apr 2010

A friend is having difficulty getting typed letters into text boxes or even into word. Either only a few letters appear or sometimes only one before having to left click into where the type should appear to be able to continue. But having to do this over & over again. Also the same is happening when using any web browser.
The system is windows XP service pack 3.
I have run several virus & security software but this has not cured the problem. A strange one this which I have never experienced before. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.Thanks

  MarvintheAndroid 23:07 06 Apr 2010

Is this a laptop or a desktop ?


  northumbria61 23:13 06 Apr 2010

I am sure it is not related to a virus or security problem.

I would first try updating your keyboard driver and see if that helps.

  Sea Urchin 23:32 06 Apr 2010

Try downloading/installing TweakUI for XP

click here

Then expand General menu and select Focus - in right hand pane tick the box beside Prevent Applications stealing focus - click Apply and OK.

click here

  Sea Urchin 11:06 26 Apr 2010

Thanks for your tip to use tweakui to fix the focus. Having applied this all seems ok. Regards

Thanks for that - but always best to add to the thread, so that people know the outcome.

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