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    I have a wireless keyboard / mouse that suddenly started acting strangely.

    I changed batteries and that seemed to help for a short period.

    While typing it seems there is something in background grabbing all of the machines cycles and I only get a portion of the letters typed. I checked task mgr and can't see anything taking over system.

    When trying to make multple selections using "Ctrl" it loses focus and I have to resort to singles selections at a time.

    Do these keyboards some times just wear out - is it time for a new keyboard?

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    Tom

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    [quote name='tomyrush' post='778493' date='05-Jun-2009 11:52']Do these keyboards some times just wear out - is it time for a new keyboard?
    Tom[/quote]
    ANYTHING can wear over time, even us!

    How old is the unit? How much use does it get?
    Have you checked for updated drivers from the manufacturer?

    I don't use wireless hardware but wired units are dirt cheap these days and even wireless is relatively inexpensive, so how much time you spend troubleshooting this problem, probably isn't worth it.
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    Thanks Bob - I will break down and pop for a new one

    Tom

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    [quote name='tomyrush' post='778493' date='05-Jun-2009 11:52']I have a wireless keyboard / mouse that suddenly started acting strangely.[/quote]
    In addition to what Bob said, I always suggest to people that you check your antivirus and/or malware software to see if one of them might be hogging a resource and thus inhibiting the mouse/keyboard.

    You can't always tell from Task Manager, so you may have to temporarily disable something to see if the problem abates.

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