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Default Extra spaces appear in text while typing - 09-28-2009, 07:37 PM

My SL 9 is typing spurious spaces as I type. A lot. I'll try to type something and get:

th edail yshow.c om

I have the latest 8.3fc at time of writing this.

Driving me bonkers. Any thoughts?

(Previously posted as "Spurious spaces appear while typing", which someone pointed out sounds like it has to do with multiple desktops. Now new topic because I couldn't see how to edit the title)
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Default 09-30-2009, 07:47 PM

Bump.
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Default 10-01-2009, 07:26 PM

Really? No-one?
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Default 10-01-2009, 09:05 PM

Absolutely not normal.
Almost certainly a hardware fault. If you want to test this, boot a small, light linux distro from USB drive and see if the behavior persists.
If the mini 9 is under warranty, get it repaired. If not, you could try a replacement keyboard from ebay, or you could try dismantling the keyboard yourself, give it a good clean, and see whether re-seating the rubber pads under the space-bar stops the spurious spaces. It doesn't sound like a fault that could come from the other end (motherboard connection).

Good luck.


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