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Keyboard latency – who else has this problem?
Thread poster: David Sch

David Sch
Ecuador
Local time: 14:27
Dutch to German
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You think so? Jan 30

Task Manager always shows a RAM usage below 3 GB. The rest is fully available. The CPU usage is usually around 10% and does not go up while I type.

Could my system still be so busy that it has not enough resources even for typing?

My problem appears even after a restart with only Notepad open. How could it be that 4 GB RAM are not enough for this simple task?


 

David Sch
Ecuador
Local time: 14:27
Dutch to German
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The regedit change worked Jan 30

Daniel, after finishing my working day, I can say your advise really improved the situation significantly. Even the Alt-Tab function works fluently now. In Word and Trados, there remains a little delay when I type very quickly, but it is better now. Thanks again.

 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 20:27
English to German
More than 4 GB is advisable, but ... Jan 31

John Fossey wrote:

Windows 10 can take much more RAM than 4 GB.

Caution. Beware with the purchase of additional RAM. Only 64 bit operating systems can make use of more that 4 GB.

Unfortunately, PC's that come with 2 or 4 GB often come with a 32 bit Windows. Actually there is no way to upgrade a 32 Bit Windows to a 64 bit version.


John Fossey
 

Alexia OLONA  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 20:27
Member (Jan 2019)
English to French
Type of keyboard Jan 31

Hi David,
I see that your latency issue has really improved. But for others with this problem, could the type of keyboard also solve this ?

Personally, I use a mechanical keyboard, a gamer keyboard (mine is a Corsair K70 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Silent keys). I work on Linux and Windows 7 on a virtual machine, and I can say that it is really very effective. No latency, adapted to my sensitivity, you can choose the kind of key switches are best for you, height of keys etc... I se
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Hi David,
I see that your latency issue has really improved. But for others with this problem, could the type of keyboard also solve this ?

Personally, I use a mechanical keyboard, a gamer keyboard (mine is a Corsair K70 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Silent keys). I work on Linux and Windows 7 on a virtual machine, and I can say that it is really very effective. No latency, adapted to my sensitivity, you can choose the kind of key switches are best for you, height of keys etc... I see a huge difference with my old classical Dell one, or those with very flat keys.

I am sure someone else could confirm or not
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David Sch
Ecuador
Local time: 14:27
Dutch to German
TOPIC STARTER
I will try it Jan 31

Thanks Alexa, I will have to try this. Today's computers are complex. It could be the keyboard, who knows.

 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 14:27
Member (2008)
French to English
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Registry cleaner Jan 31

David Sch wrote:

The regedit change worked

Daniel, after finishing my working day, I can say your advise really improved the situation significantly. Even the Alt-Tab function works fluently now. In Word and Trados, there remains a little delay when I type very quickly, but it is better now. Thanks again.


Now that you mention it, I occasionally run CCleaner, maybe a couple of times a year, which includes a registry cleaner. Although I couldn't prove it, I think the machine always runs a bit faster afterwards.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:27
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@Lincoln Jan 31

Lincoln Hui wrote:
4 GB on Windows 10? I'm not surprised you're getting laggy responses.


Note, she doesn't get laggy responses in all programs. Just in certain programs. Also, my experience with Windows 8 and 10 is that they work just fine on older hardware with less RAM. Obviously if you use memory hungry programs like certain modern browsers, you'll have laggy responses in the browser, but that would not explain the lagginess in Word and Trados.

Word 2003 uses 22 MB of RAM, Word 2016 uses 100 MB, Excel 2003 uses 6 MB, Excel 2016 uses 100 MB, and Trados uses 160 MB. Obviously slightly more if you open documents in them. Available RAM alone does not explain any lagginess.


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 21:27
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Must be hardware issue Feb 2

I don't see any delay when typing in Chrome browser, Word 365, Studio 2017 on my Win7 laptop with 8 GB RAM.
If you type directly on your laptop keyboard, the delay should be off at least. I type on a wireless ext. keyboard and there is no delay.


 

Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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English to Serbian
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Keyboard Feb 26

Very likely your keyboard (specially if wireless) seems to be the problem, never seen anything like that, and I've used all kinds of Windows configurations (and mostly Logitech keyboards).

 
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