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Windows 7: IE11 address bar loses focus while typing

10 Dec 2013   #1
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
IE11 address bar loses focus while typing

After updating to IE11 I noticed I would be typing in the address bar focus would be lost. I would get a few words typed in the address bar and without warning the text would go gray indicating focus was lost. Very frustrating having to re-click in the field to continue typing.

Anyone know what's up with this?


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11 Dec 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Loss of focus can happen for several reasons most commonly is a utility updating and stealing or over using resources,
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11728-optimize-windows-7-a.html
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12 Dec 2013   #3
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for your reply. Other things cropped up with IE11 forcing me to go back to IE9. The typing issue has disappeared.
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12 Dec 2013   #4
ThrashZone

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Going from ie9 to ie11 was a pretty good jump in versions,
I would suggest trying ie10 which I've found a much more stable version and more secure that ie9,
You never said what type of keyboard and mouse your using ?
By chance are these wireless ?
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13 Dec 2013   #5
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Going from ie9 to ie11 was a pretty good jump in versions,
I would suggest trying ie10 which I've found a much more stable version and more secure that ie9,
You never said what type of keyboard and mouse your using ?
By chance are these wireless ?
I had tried IE10 and it worked OK except for a few features on Amazon and Zillow. Maybe I will try it again. My keyboard is wired and mouse wireless. I thought that for a bit as well, but the issue was never observed in IE9 or IE10.
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13 Dec 2013   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Click the Start button and type in the search box/ msconfig
Hit Enter or click on the suggestion,
Go to the Startup section and take a screen shot or' shots of the startup listings/ use the link above my signature picture to see how to post screen shots here,
Lets see what's starting up with windows,
Cheers.
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28 Jan 2014   #7
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Back again.

The reason I was gone is I reverted back to IE10 to solve my issue and all is well. Now I want to see what can be done to fix IE11.

My gut tells me my problem is not a utility as my work computer on IE11 does the exact same thing. I may be explaining the problem incorrectly. Maybe it is not "losing focus". So you understand. I do not type well so I find myself looking at the keyboard as I type. I will click the address bar and start typing search terms. I will look up and notice that it stopped accepting the typing after only a couple of words and turned gray as if I clicked somewhere else on the page.

This seems to be a behavior of IE11 as it has now done this on two computers. I am shocked no one else has seen this problem. Or have they?
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28 Jan 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

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Accidentally hitting the Alt key can take you out of the address bar.
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28 Jan 2014   #9
SJMaye

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Accidentally hitting the Alt key can take you out of the address bar.
I can understand that, but this is happening repeatedly. And it does not explain why IE9 and IE10 do not exhibit the same problem. Let me have another look at work and watch closely as I type.
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28 Jan 2014   #10
UsernameIssues

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJMaye View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Accidentally hitting the Alt key can take you out of the address bar.
I can understand that, but this is happening repeatedly. And it does not explain why IE9 and IE10 do not exhibit the same problem. Let me have another look at work and watch closely as I type.
You are correct - that should happen in IE9 and IE10 as well. I originally had a few sentences asking about the menu bar - if you had it hidden in IE9, IE10 and IE11, but then I realized that it did not matter if it was hidden - hitting Alt would do the same thing. So I reduced my post to one sentence in the hopes that it would jar your memory about something.

Who are you using for your search provider?
Do you have automatic suggestions turned on?

I don't think that IE11 changed the way that it handles suggested search terms either - but I cannot think of anything else to test.
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