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Windows 7: After pressing any character on my keyboard I can't click for 1 second

13 Sep 2012   #1
eyeCube

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
After pressing any character on my keyboard I can't click for 1 second

After pressing any character on my keyboard (except Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Fn) I can't left or right click for 1 second afterward. The computer simply does not register the fact that I clicked. This would be no big deal except I am making a game that requires using the keyboard and mouse together. I have not had this problem while working on my game until an hour or so ago.

If you have any knowledge about this subject, please let me know.


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14 Sep 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried using System Restore to restore to a time when this did not happen?
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14 Sep 2012   #3
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

To what extent are you making this game? From the code up; with prewritten code; or inside of a piece of software?

Does this happen only within the game environment, or in all computer activity (internet browser, desktop etc)?
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26 Sep 2012   #4
eyeCube

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@oxymoron:
This problem occurs no matter which programs I am currently using. It happens universally.

@UsernameIssues:
No. I recently downloaded a few things that I'd really like to keep. Would system restore delete my new programs/files?
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26 Sep 2012   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyeCube View Post
.........Would system restore delete my new programs/files?
yes - it would - see this tut:
System Restore

I wonder if a poorly written key logger could cause this delay/freeze.

Check your system with a offline scanner:
What is Windows Defender Offline?
Those types of scanners can find bad things that load before the OS does.

If the WDO scan comes up clean and if you want to spend the time digging into this, you can use Process Monitor to see what is happening during that lag.
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26 Sep 2012   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Are you using a touchpad delaying program that disables the touchpad briefly after pressing a key so you won't accidentally move the pointer while typing if your thumb drags across the touchpad? When I tried them to disable the *&^%$#@! touchpad on my Lenovo while typing, I found it also briefly shut down my mouse.
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03 Oct 2012   #7
eyeCube

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Are you using a touchpad delaying program that disables the touchpad briefly after pressing a key so you won't accidentally move the pointer while typing if your thumb drags across the touchpad? When I tried them to disable the *&^%$#@! touchpad on my Lenovo while typing, I found it also briefly shut down my mouse.
Not that I'm aware of. The pointer can still move after I press a key, I simply cannot click.

Quote:
Check your system with a offline scanner:
What is Windows Defender Offline?
Those types of scanners can find bad things that load before the OS does.

If the WDO scan comes up clean and if you want to spend the time digging into this, you can use Process Monitor to see what is happening during that lag.
Thank you. I will try these when I get a chance to.



A weird thing about this problem is that it is not consistent. Sometimes it is present and sometimes it is not.
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03 Oct 2012   #8
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First thing you should probably do is check to see you have the latest drivers for both the mouse/keyboard. Surprised nobody has states this yet.
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03 Oct 2012   #9
eyeCube

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Good idea. I will do this, but how can I know which keyboard/mouse I have, when they are integrated into my computer? I have a laptop with the same built-in keyboard and touchpad that came with it.

EDIT:
I should point out that I don't think it's my touchpad that's acting up, because I've used an external mouse with this computer and that did not solve the problem.
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03 Oct 2012   #10
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyeCube View Post
Good idea. I will do this, but how can I know which keyboard/mouse I have, when they are integrated into my computer? I have a laptop with the same built-in keyboard and touchpad that came with it.
oh god, sorry. I wasn't quite paying attention. They're most likely up to date already. The only way you can really update them is by going start > device manager > open both the 'mice and pointing devices' tab and the 'keyboards' tab and right click and click update. Although like I said, I doubt they'll be an update on the keyboard since laptops usually use pretty standard ps/2 keyboards. Although there could possibly be an update on the trackpad, I've only had 1 update on it for my laptop in the past year.

edit: just saw your edit, so I suppose updating would be kind of irrelevant. it's always worth a shot though. :P
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