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Scrambled Pastes

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I am having a serious problem with inputting information into web page interfaces such as GMail and online forms.

I am seriously dyslexic, so, I have to depend on tools such as copy/paste and keyboard macros in my quest to avoid typos and incorrect information and amounts.

The best example that I have is using GMail's Web interface to compose and respond to emails where the problem has increased to the point where it happens on almost every input session. For example, if I use a keyboard macro to type my name "Beverly" it almost always gets scrambled to something like "Byeverl"

This happens on some, but not all web input pages... another example, is trying to enter a number into a field that simply does not work if I paste. Sometime back, I went so far to create an AutoHotKey macro that put's a delay between each character that is in the copy/paste buffer. That seemed to work for a while, but has since stopped working apparently because the interface now detects that I left the input field in order to trigger the keyboard macro.

Help, Beverly Howard

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Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem,

Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

While you are in Troubleshoot(Safe) mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}

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Thanks... those are interesting possibilities... especially the hardware acceleration one.

I will experiment with your suggestions over the next day or so, and report back.

Thanks, Beverly Howard

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Disabling Hardware acceleration did not address the problem.

Beverly Howard

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>> Maybe you can use some of the built-in Windows accessibility features for the keyboard. <<

Thanks for the response, but, since <paste> has problems, I think the problem has some deeper roots...

...also, fwiw, as someone with the need for accessibility assistance, I can say with experience that its obvious that those responsible for the few "accessibility features" that MS has offered over the decades that it looks like no one responsible for meeting that need has ever been in a room with anyone who needs accessibility help.

Thanks again... going to chalk this one up as unresolved.

Beverly Howard

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