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lagging when typing
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mikeini
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Dec 4, 2003, 02:09 AM
 
i was at the apple store today and was playing on the ibook. As im still in love it with it, it was kind of annoying that while itunes was playing, and i was just typing in word, it was responsive, but there was a delay (like .5 second or longer) between the time i hit the keystroke until it came on teh screen. i know this is not normal (i have used word without other apps running and its fine), so was it itunes?

can you guys run word and other programs at teh same time (like an audio cd or anything) and type a paper lets say, without having word lag (i type fast so it can get kind of annoying).
     
Bit Density
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:13 AM
 
There is part of the application that is called live word count. This is pretty much useless for most people. And worse it is a performance hog.

If you turn it off, then typing becomes snappy as you would expect.
     
natan
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Dec 4, 2003, 07:01 AM
 
Nah, it's all about console Emacs in a maximized GLterm window (split the screen into different buffers if desired). Fast!

Aww yeah.
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 07:46 AM
 
Originally posted by Bit Density:
There is part of the application that is called live word count. This is pretty much useless for most people. And worse it is a performance hog.

If you turn it off, then typing becomes snappy as you would expect.
Live word count is useless for most people and slows Word down to a crawl on older machines. It should never - ever - have been on by default. I wrote my dissertation (about 200 pages) with this stupid feature (bug) on, not knowing that it was the cause of my frustrations. This, and the double letters (which I thought was caused by my keyboard but only appears in some apps and probably is OS related) almost brought me to a freakin nervous breakdown! Bad Microsoft!
     
   
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