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Help! My keys are sticking or something!



I don’t know if it’s me or ActiveRain but I’ve been trying to write a couple of posts and it seems like the keys on my laptop are sticking when I write. I think it’s AR. I’m writing this in word and am having NO problem whatsoever.


I seem to recall this happening the last time I was here. Maybe that has added to my lack of posting. It’s impossible to write.

Sometimes, when I’m typing, only some of the letters show up. Sometimes they show up late. It’s infuriating!

Must I write everything in Word and then copy and paste it???


Am I the only one having this problem??





Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsConnie Harvey • March 20 2015 10:13AM


Good morning, Connie Harvey -

I can't use Word in AR. It just gave me too much grief. I use Google Docs then copy and paste with no problem. Well, 99.9% of the time. I suggest you contact the staff if your problem persists.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 4 years ago

It seems like it is "pressing problem". I have this problem in other areas of the computer also. Although for me, I find there is a direct correlation to eating glazed donuts while typing. Oh well, I hope the sticky situation improves for you.

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Connie- I used Word once when I started here and never again.  I do what John (#1) and write my post in Google Docs first.  Never had a problem with it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

John - I have heard that. Now I just have to go learn it.

Jeffrey - I guess I need to call the help line. Who has time?.

Kathy - I'm sure it's easy if I'll just go there and learn it. I so prefer just writing here

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 4 years ago

I have been having some short talks with God lately while writing and rewriting portions of my blogs.

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) over 4 years ago

Rob - Whatever works my friend! LOL

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 4 years ago

I haven't had that problem before, but there's a first time for everything.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 4 years ago

Connie, I did experience that problem as I use AR exclusively when writing my posts.  It does occur at times.  I will keep typing and the words appear on about a 5-10 second delay.  It is very frustrating.  Happens whether I use IE or Google as the browser.

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 4 years ago

Hi Connie Harvey.  I thought it was only me.  I guess I can't blame my laptop any longer.

Posted by Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR (Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087) over 4 years ago

Cold Reboot.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Connie, I've seen significant differences between trying to compose in IE on Liz's laptop and my laptop using Firefox.  There's a lot slower response on hers than on mine.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 over 4 years ago

Connie - I post to word and then copy to AR because I have lost posts I write directly in AR. It is an extra step, but AR is too untrustworthy to post directly in it.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate over 4 years ago

Chris Ann - I just realized that I used to use firefox. I think I need to install it.

Bruce - I'm going to change my browser now and see if that doesn't clear it up.

Linda - I know it's not my laptop because it types fine everywhere else.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 4 years ago

Lenn - I tried that over and over. I just upgraded my version of Firefox and the problem is fixed!

Bliz - Unbelieveable difference. I will not go back to the old way of doing this!

Troy -I wouldn't mind the extra steps but I couldn't even comment without being frustrated.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 4 years ago

I have had what you are talking about. It requires a complete shutdown to correct. I also clear the cache and that seems to help. It has been a few days now since I have seen it. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago