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1Back to top Go down    one of life's great mysteries on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:26 pm

werewasi

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This is absolutely NKC but being in the presence of some of the world's smartest people, it's a good place to start.
When composing a message in G mail or Hotmail or even here, and I'm hitting the odd wrong key (fingers faster than brain), the single line narrow black cursor changes to a blue one character wide block cursor. I don't know what key or key combination I hit to make this happen so can't reverse it.

This is a PIA because you lose the ability to insert a character, or if you delete a wrong character, it doesn't allow you to insert the replacement correct character. You also can't move the text using the spacebar.

The only way you can get rid of this blue cursor is to COPY the whole message to WORD. Shut the COMPOSE or NEW MESSAGE window down, reopen one and then Copy and Paste the word text into the new write window.

Am i dreaming all this - no - I've actually got a screen print of that blue cursor the last time it happened.

Unfortunately it's in a letter which i was sending to a solicitor and being a screen print, I can't block out the text bar the blue cursor line to show you.

If everyone here is a DT until i show the blue cursor, then I''ll muck around trying to do an edit.

Yes I did Google but the scenarios they presented were not the same.


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1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:24 am

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I don't believe I've seen anything like that.

There are a few things I could suggest.
1. Use CTRL+Z to undo the typing. Idon't think there is an 'Undo' button on those online editors.
2. Try the 'Esc' button. This sometimes closes sub-routines that are causing a problem.
3. Use the 'Back Space' key

The blinking narrow black vertical line is not a cursor. Its an insertion point which tells you where text will be placed when you type or an object when you copy/paste.

The 'I' cursor is called a 'caret'. Often refered to as a text cursor or I-beam. This is used to move the Insertion point to another location.

The character wide blue block is not a cursor but could be some Unicode replacement character because it can't interpret what you've typed.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:34 am

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Tks nigel. Will try 1.

See what I mean. even on a bike forum there are guys like you (Oxford educated) who know about the Caret
and dummies calling it a cursor.
Next time it happens, I'll do you a screen print and you'll know I aint been smokin.


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:51 am

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Did it to me recently David , I just exited out and started all over again . luckily it was only a short message as I like to keep things short and sweet.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:54 am

werewasi

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but why does it happen.?

That's the critical issue. No good just taking the easy way out and starting again with out solving these LGMs.

I'm scared that it will happen when I'm up to Pg 1915 of my autobiography.


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:03 am

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INSERT/OVERWRITE. Default is INSERT, so you knocked the input to OVERWRITE. Search your keyboard for the key labelled INS, give it a good poke and tell it to behave itself.


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:26 pm

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Eureka !!!!!

Found the key. You are the man +1

Always said that the Irish were the brightest people around (well after the Norwegian/s and the Welsh.



Last edited by werewasi on Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:17 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : need to refer to singular since only know one)


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K100RS 1983 and 1986 (bought a 2nd and put them both together in a dark garage thinking that i would get a heap of parts from the progeny but nothing happened- think they're gay) Laughing Laughing Laughing

1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:59 pm

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9Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:04 pm

Ed

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@Dai wrote:INSERT/OVERWRITE. Default is INSERT, so you knocked the input to OVERWRITE. Search your keyboard for the key labelled INS, give it a good poke and tell it to behave itself.

doh! right beside the backspacer,
keyboards can be konfusing. Embarassed


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1987 K100RT Ex- police
1989 K100LT Ol' Blue and "Kart" the Kamper trailer. now KAPUT .
1993 K1100RS 0194321 Colour #690 Silk Blue aka" Smurfette"
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:38 pm

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Wouldn't be a problem if they made man sized keyboards


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11Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:38 am

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http://www.morekeyboard.com/node/6

Also the Logitech K350 is a good ergonomic wireless KB
$49.99 from Amazon with free shipping


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: one of life's great mysteries on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:47 pm

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I like the more key board site (the first subheading is big keys) Just the thing for this fat fingered fool. Laughing


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