August 27th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Typing in Google search box is sluggish
This started about 3 months ago. I am running Windows XP and my computer has always ran very fast. But this new problem started and it is driving me crazy. This only happens when I am in Google trying to type something in the search box. Turns out it is happening to my mother and a neighbor too. I am using Internet Explorer. When I bring up Google for a search and I start typing in the box, sometimes only 3 letters will show up that I have typed, and then maybe 5 seconds later more will show up. Sometimes it is if I hadn't even typed a letter and nothing shows up. When I am using MIcrosoft Word, there is no latency or sluggishness when I type or any other program that requires use of the keyboard. Like right now, I type and every letter shows up when I type it.
I have contacted my ISP and they say there is no problem with my internet speed. I regularly clear my temporary internet files. Any suggestions?
August 27th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Try disabling Google Instant.
You could also try not using Internet Explorer.
August 27th, 2011, 09:08 AM
Can I know which type of keyboard you're using?
Anyway try to clear the cache, %TEMP% & temp folders
August 27th, 2011, 09:38 AM
I use a Gateway keyboard that is an Anykey keyboard. It is a Ps2. I thought about that might be a factor. But I don't want to give it up because I use it for all of the macros.
I routinely clear my temp files, but I did disable the Google instant. That has helped quite a bit.
August 29th, 2011, 10:14 AM
yeah, it definitely would NOT be the keyboard itself. Google Instant is probably more the case. I'd suspect some plug-in or driver on the back end might be the case, too. Also, if your internet connection is a big sluggish it might cause a lag in the instant popup to come up.
August 29th, 2011, 11:21 PM
In the process of turning off the Google Instant, and investigating preferences, I came across the ability to reset Internet Explorer 8 to factory settings. I did that and it is working much better. No lag on typing in Google.